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What Is Inclusion?

23 January, 2019

What is Inclusion? The second meeting of the National Music Service Working Group for Musical Inclusion took place at the Music Mark conference in Kenilworth in November, chaired by MNE strategic lead Lyndall Rosewarne. The meeting began with progress updates from the current four AMIE Changing Tunes partners, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Hertfordshire Music Services. Several hub […]

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Young Hertfordshire Songwriters share the stage with Elena Tonra

19 September, 2018

Young Hertfordshire Songwriters share the stage with Elena Tonra Young Hertfordshire Songwriters shared the stage with Elena Tonra from Daughter at Watford School of Music on 16th August 2018. Currently working on a solo album, Elena generously gave up her time to play her songs, speak about how she wrote them, and to listen to […]

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MusicNet East 2015-2018 outcomes

16 May, 2018

Our current three-year strategic partnership with Youth Music has come to an end so a perfect time to celebrate MusicNet East achievements. It’s been a fascinating and challenging three years, with some great outcomes and lots of learning that we can take forward to the next phase of the project MusicNet East: Changing Tunes which […]

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Gamelan CPD session review

25 March, 2018

On 31st January, MusicNet East was delighted to offer a day’s continued professional development on Gamelan at Stevenage Music Centre, delivered by Simon Steptoe, from Northampton Music Education Hub. Participants included instrumental tutors interested to widen their practice, special educational needs music tutors, primary classroom music specialists looking for transferrable ideas, a community musician, and […]

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Developing Musical Inclusion with Peripatetic Instrumental Teaching

7 February, 2018

Music education hubs were formed to provide a more diverse offer of learning music for young people, and have recently been tasked also with improving social mobility. Perhaps a more effective measure of inclusion, social justice suggests musical inclusion depends on developing a musical offer that responds to the different needs and interests of all […]

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Developing an inclusive approach to core and extension roles

6 February, 2018

The National Plan for Music Education states that ‘children from all backgrounds and all part of England should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument’ but how exactly do Music Education Hubs make sure that their offer is truly inclusive so that the children engaging in their activities really do come from all backgrounds […]

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