Changing Tunes

Changing Tunes is a four-year (2018-2022) musical inclusion strategic partnership between Cambridgeshire Music, Essex Music Education Hub, Norfolk Music Hub and Hertfordshire Music Service and national children’s charity Youth Music to increase access to inclusive music-making for children in challenging circumstances in these four counties.

We believe in the power of music to improve the lives and wellbeing of all children and young people and that no child or young person should experience barriers to becoming, and progressing as, a young musician.

The aim of the MusicNet East Changing Tunes project is to provide all children and young people in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Hertfordshire with inclusive and excellent opportunities to engage with music in all its forms for personal and social wellbeing.

We are doing this by:

  • Developing and evaluating models of sustainable, child-centred and inclusive music-making, learning and teaching that are available to all schools, communities and services for children and young people through our Music Education Hubs.
  • Building a responsive and creative workforce that meets the needs of all children and young people
  • Promoting and advocating for the power of music to improve learning and social outcomes for children and young people in challenging circumstances and to deliver long-term benefits to communities
  • Establishing progression routes for informal learners so that all children and young people can develop as young musicians

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Music Service run a number of MusicNet East Changing Tunes inclusion projects that explore different ways to address the question How can music best support the prevention of school and social exclusion?
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Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Music are working on a number of MusicNet East projects including a NEET project and Early Years projects.
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Southampton

Southampton Music Service are new partners for MusicNet East's Changing Tunes project. The project will focus on using music to help build resilience in Looked After Families through music lessons for the whole family, a new type of delivery for Southampton Music Service.
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Cornwall Music Service Trust

Cornwall Music Service Trust is a new partner for MusicNet East's Changing Tunes project. This project will build upon Cornwall Music Service Trust's previous work in inclusion and will utilise MusicNet East's Songwriter Online chart platform.
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Norfolk

Norfolk Music Hub MusicNet East Changing Tunes project explores the question “can a course of creative music making have a postitive impact on school engagement and wellbeing of KS2 pupils who are currently experiencing mental health / low esteem difficulties?”

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