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The power of music – me, my Mum, music and dementia

Mum and me

This is a very personal post and I hope you don’t mind me sharing it amongst my usual blogs about communications.  I want to help raise awareness of the importance of music in the lives of people with dementia, and share some helpful links. My Mum passed away eight months ago, in a wonderful care…

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[PODCAST] [6] Getting media coverage for your music education and community music work – with Penny James, Cardiff-based media publicist

Penny James music and arts press & PR specialist

In this episode, I’m talking with Penny James, a freelance media publicist, about how get media coverage in newspapers and magazines, radio and TV. Penny has held press manager roles with organisations such as Welsh National Opera and St David’s Hall, and she’s created national, and in some cases international coverage for people like Wales…

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Attracting young people – the importance of feeling welcome

Welcoming young people

If you find it a challenge to attract young people to your activities, Making Music has advice to help, based on their research with young people and music groups*. These tips and insights were shared by Making Music at a seminar hosted by Tŷ Cerdd last weekend at their base in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.…

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[PODCAST] [3] Breaking the mould: Wiltshire Music Connect’s community development model for a music education hub

Wiltshire Music Connect podcast interview

In this episode, I’m talking with Nick Howdle and Sophie Amstell of Wiltshire Music Connect, which is a music education hub. Hubs are partnerships of organisations in England, such as local authorities, schools, voluntary and other organisations who receive government funding to create joined-up music education provision in their local area. They’re required to fulfil…

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