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Routes Into Teaching – Raising the profile of careers in informal music education

30 November, 2015

The rapidly changing landscape of music education is changing expectations of the peripatetic music tutor, offering opportunities for informal and community musicians to obtain regular work for music services, and a need for existing tutors to develop their skill-set. This is particularly true in the recent developments in instrumental teaching that have brought musical inclusion […]

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Pupil Premium: Ukulele Group Project – Evaluation

30 November, 2015

Written by: Gabriel Nacu At a Secondary School in Stevenage Summer Term, 2015 Tutor: Gabriel Nacu During the summer term 2015 I ran a series of Ukulele workshops with the aim of improving communication and social awareness amongst a group of year 7 students who were unable to fully integrate into a classroom environment due […]

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The 5 Rules of Songwriting with Young People

27 November, 2015

Written by: Michael Davidson Last September, I ran a workshop for teachers on how to write songs with young people. It was based around 5 rules which I think are key to getting the best out of young people with little previous experience of songwriting: 1. Keep it simple Many great songs make the most […]

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Songwriting Workshops – Review (Mid Herts + Stevenage)

25 November, 2015

Review from Suzi Bowden (Workshop Leader) – Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts (27/10/15) – Stevenage Music Centre (28/10/15) Last October half term I co-ran two workshops showing young people to come along write, record and perform a song in one day. They were quite large groups of about 25 young people per workshop with an […]

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Songwriting Workshops – Review (Mid Herts + Watford)

25 November, 2015

Review from Ozz Leach (Workshop Leader) – Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts (27/10/15) – Watford School of Music (29/10/15) In October half term week I led two songwriting workshops for large groups of young people. Myself and the team worked with between 20 and 25 participants at each venue, divided into smaller groups […]

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Music Mentoring Training – Review

18 November, 2015

3rd September 2015 Trainers: Mark Howe + Michael Davidson Michael introduced the purpose of the training, which was delivered to Hertfordshire Music Service and Freelance tutors, working in schools in Hertfordshire. The MusicNet East / Youth Music partnership project offers an exciting opportunity to bring musical inclusion work into the mainstream part of the music […]

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