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Time at the bar: musings from the 2nd International Convention of Community Music

24 January, 2017

All the best conversations happen in the pub It’s Sunday 13th November and I’m in a pub, the Eagle and Child in Petersgate, York. I must stress that this is unusual, and I have a good excuse. I’m at a pre-conference gathering for the 2nd International Convention of Community Music at York St John University. […]

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7 ways to fund your music education project

20 December, 2016

So you’ve got a great idea for a music project that will get lots of children excited about participating in music-making, enrich their lives and build their confidence and social skills. The only thing you have to do now is find the funding to help turn your idea into reality. To help you get your project off […]

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Ukulele hockets – a fun and inclusive way to teach music

29 September, 2016

Hockets through history Hockets are where each person plays one note and combines with others to play riffs and tunes. They are found in medieval music, in the English Folk handbell tradition, in, prog rock and also in African Music. Ethnomusicologist John Blacking famously once compared how the Venda of the North Transvaal taught music […]

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Musical Inclusion CPD day September 2016

14 September, 2016

As we prepare to embark on year 2 of the MusicNet East project we brought together a group of music tutors and school teachers who have been helping us deliver the work in year 1 and will be joining us in year 2, t0 reflect on the project so far, find out more about the project […]

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What Is Music Mentoring?

6 May, 2016

Music Mentoring is a coaching relationship that uses music to build confidence in learning. It’s time bound and involves goal setting, with pupils involved in setting the goals. This gives pupils a chance to personalise their learning, by, as far as possible, giving them a choice in what they learn and how. It’s teaching music for […]

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Routes Into Teaching – World Music Day – Review

1 March, 2016

Stevenage Music Centre Facilitators: Michael Davidson (ukulele), Simon Steptoe (gamelan), Caz Wolfson (taiko) Building on the success of previous Routes Into Teaching events, MusicNet East and Hertfordshire Music Service ran a Routes Into Teaching World Music Day on Friday 5th February at Stevenage Music Centre. Twenty musicians, instrumental teachers, workshop leaders and students from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, […]

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