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Presentation to Hertfordshire County Council’s Integrated Services for Learning Board

26 June, 2019

Music services work in many schools in each county, and often also have music centres for out of school work. By developing musical inclusion practice and partnerships with LA targeted support teams, music services can offer an infrastructure to bring musical inclusion practice to the heart of schools and communities across each county. Hertfordshire Music […]

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Introduction to Early Years for Music Services

21 June, 2019

  On Tuesday 2nd April 2019, MusicNet East, Changing Tunes hosted an Early Years Conference at Stevenage Music Centre led by Dr Jessica Pitt, Lecturer in Music Education at the Royal College of Music and Charlotte K Arculus, founder member and creative director of Theatre of Adventure. The event was attended by music service managers and […]

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Stevenage Youth Music Council Case Study

24 April, 2019

Stevenage Youth Music Council case study by Ije Amaechi I found out about Hertfordshire Music Service (HMS) at a gig at an open mic night in Watford. I was around 14 years old and decided to perform an original song for the first time, called ‘Imperfections’. I signed up to the HMS’s Songwriter Programme they […]

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Changing Tunes: Developing Musical Inclusion Through Music Service Partnerships

12 April, 2019

Sharing our experience of developing Musical inclusion through Music Service partnerships.   Enablers of Inclusive Practice Inclusion practice has always been a continuum, ranging from specialist inclusion providers commissioned to deliver initial engagement work, to instrumental tutors focusing mainly on musical outcomes, but still producing personal and social outcomes. Changing Tunes starts with our findings […]

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Case Study – Talena Cuthbert – Johnny’s musical Journey through Song-writing and Rap

22 March, 2019

Case Study – Johnny’s musical Journey through Song-writing and Rap by Music Mentor, Talena Cuthbert At the beginning of the academic year, I performed for the students at an Education Support Centre (ESC / Pupil Referral Unit, PRU) that I do a lot of my work at. This was to make the students and the […]

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Case Study – Ije Amaechi – Mark’s journey of self-confidence in singing and playing the piano

8 March, 2019

I’ve been teaching Mark, a year 10 student, at an Education Support Centre (ESC/ Pupil Referral Unit, PRU) in Hertfordshire since October 2018. Mark had already been having weekly general music lessons with the music teacher at the ESC, but my additional lessons have focused on singing songs he chooses and learning to play chords […]

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