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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Sukanya Purkayastha’s visit to Hillmead Primary School

16 October, 2017

Year 4 children and guitar pupils enjoyed listening to a singer of Indian classical music who visited Hillmead Primary School on Monday 16th October 2017. Sukanya Purkayastha, a doctoral researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, sang songs from India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, accompanied on guitar by Hillmead guitar tutor Mr Davidson. […]

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Diversity Report

16 June, 2017

As part of the MusicNet East project we commissioned some research into diversity in music education in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Read the report into our findings.    

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Herts musical inclusion critical reflection day

6 June, 2017

On 5th January 2017 a group of tutors and staff from schools involved in musical inclusion projects in Hertfordshire gathered at Stevenage Music Centre for a day of critical reflection on the development of music-based mentoring in the county. An introduction described its development from out of school work as part of previous Youth Music projects, through […]

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