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‘…..Not SOME of those things…ALL of those things!…’

18 September, 2019

During the summer of 2019, Hertfordshire Music Services’ ( HMS)  fellow Hertfordshire County Council team Youth Connexions Hertfordshire (YCH) ran Positive Alternatives, a county-wide programme of activities in Youth Clubs to prevent vulnerable young people being drawn into youth offending, including County Lines activities. YCH Service Manager Jonathan Jack told us… ‘The Hertfordshire Serious Violence Needs […]

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Changing Tunes Annual Review 2018-19

24 July, 2019

Following reporting back to Youth Music in April, the Changing Tunes project based at Hertfordshire Music Service undertook a review of all the information we gathered during year one, looking for themes. Our project has a research question which is: How can music services, as hub lead organisations, embed inclusion and what are the barriers […]

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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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