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Music and music education

Make Music Gloucestershire – resources for inclusion in music

Resources for inclusion in music

Make Music Gloucestershire, the music education hub for the county, was launching an Inclusion Conference. They wanted to add value to the event by signposting people to resources to help make music education more inclusive. They approached us because Anita has worked with the partnership over many years, and has a special interest and knowledge…

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Wiltshire Music Connect – case studies, leaflets and communications strategy

Wiltshire Music Connect music education advocacy flyers

“You’ve brought music hub communications expertise into our team and we’ll be communicating more effectively as a result of it. We enjoyed the balance between support and challenge and appreciated your sensitivity to particular issues and challenges. Thank you.” Nick Howdle, Leader, Wiltshire Music Connect. We’ve worked with Wiltshire Music Connect on a range of…

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University of Sunderland – writing content for online training

Participatory arts online course training materials

Our copywriting work for the University of Sunderland was very exciting as it involved our very first foray into developing online training materials for a MOOC – a Massive Open Online Course. A MOOC is aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures,…

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Brighton & Hove Music & Arts – communications strategy

BHMA communications strategy

“Anita did great work with our leadership team, really listening to our initial thoughts, progressing the thinking, and then developing a helpful communications strategy with tangible outcomes. This has built on the work she had already carried out, working with our teams on digital marketing, and communications work for Our Future City”. Peter Chivers, Head…

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The Leicester-Shire Music & Cultural Trust – communications

Leics Cult Trust communications strategy

We were asked to do some communications work, along with our colleague and friend Marc Jaffrey, for the Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust. The Trust was in its early stage of formation, and its trustees wanted some support to help with their fundraising. The Trust was set up to raise funds to support the work of…

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Charanga – copywriting, website development, and vision, mission and values

Charanga music education resources

Charanga creates modern, fun and irresistibly easy-to-use online resources to help teachers to inspire and excite children and young people to learn music in the classroom. Our paths kept crossing through our work in music education, until it seemed obvious we should be working together! We were commissioned initially to help develop the communications strategy…

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Brighton SoundCity – enewsletter editing & support

SoundCity Brighton enewsletter

“Many thanks for all your excellent support and guidance in developing our newsletter. With your guidance and Sharon’s excellent local leadership our offer has been transformed!” Peter Chivers, Head of Music & Arts, Brighton and Hove City Council. Peter Chivers, head of Brighton and Hove Music & Arts, approached me following a recommendation from leadership…

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Youth Music – case studies about the power of music

“Anita conducted sensitive telephone interviews with vulnerable young people and their families, and crafted their words into the powerful emotive stories we needed for fundraising purposes. Anita is professional, efficient and innovative: when a story she’d already worked on had to be withdrawn due to a change in participant’s circumstances, she managed to produce a…

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Make Music Gloucestershire: music education hub communications

Make Music Gloucestershire website

Make Music Gloucestershire is the county’s music education hub: a network of organisations and individuals across the county, including schools, who want to help more young people learn and make music in Gloucestershire. It’s led by the County Council, working alongside a small commissioning team, advisory group, and a network of partners. Anita was the…

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The Music Works – case for support

The Music Works is a charity whose mission is to transform lives through creative music-making. It uses music to empower people to reach their potential so that everyone who wants to, regardless of their background or situation, has the chance to make music. In particular, it focuses on young people who face the greatest barriers…

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