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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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Feedback loops

15 February, 2016

Written by: Mark Howe This week was the third and final session of a family junk percussion course I’m running at Stevenage Music Centre for MusicNet East.  There were three main aims, to consolidate the experience and learning so far, to introduce and play ukuleles and for the participants to perform to themselves in smaller […]

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Spinning Plates

9 February, 2016

Written by: Mark Howe This week was the second session of a family junk percussion course I’m running at Stevenage Music Centre for MusicNet East.  To recap, there are 27 people on the course made up of 8-10 adults and young people ranging in age from 4 to 12 and the sessions aim to introduce […]

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Barrel Ballet

9 February, 2016

Written by: Mark Howe I’m currently running a family junk percussion course at Stevenage Music Centre for MusicNet East. There are 27 people on the course made up of 8-10 adults and young people ranging in age from 4 to 12. The sessions aim to introduce a range of sound objects, rescued and conventional instruments […]

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It’s good to talk

29 January, 2016

Written by: Mark Howe There is something fundamentally useful about talking about work. Taking or making opportunities in which we can support each other by acknowledging challenges, nurturing abilities and celebrating successes thus improving practice as well as contributing to our own wellbeing. I have been working with MusicNet East supporting the delivery of their […]

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