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Ben O'Sullivan The Music Works

PODCAST [13] Pandemic mini-series: Ben O’Sullivan, The Music Works

Ben O’Sullivan of The Music Works, a Gloucestershire-based community music charity shares how they’re continuing to provide support and services to young people during lockdown.

You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes. The transcript will be available shortly.

What’s in this episode?

We talk about:

  • How The Music Works team planned their response
  • What their services and support look like now – including online music mentoring, a group for learning disabled DJs, songwriting, a special schools concert, and iPad tuition resources
  • Some of the considerations they’ve had to make including safeguarding
  • What they’re learning from the constraints

Links for this episode

The Music Works main website

Safeguarding policy for solo workers online

 The Music Works website for young people

About the music for education & wellbeing podcast

Listen in each month to get ideas, inspiration and practical advice from people involved in music education, community music, music therapy and more. Learn how you can break down barriers to music, through communications, advocacy and inclusive practice.

The music for the podcast was created by Otis Hynds, a young person working with Noise Solution.


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