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Neil Phillips Awards for Young Musicians

PODCAST [15] Pandemic mini-series: Neil Phillips, Awards for Young Musicians

Neil Phillips, of Awards for Young Musicians, shares how they’re continuing to provide funding and support to young people and those who teach and mentor them, during lockdown.

You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

What’s in this episode?

We talk about:

  • Neil’s mad dash to get back to the UK from New Zealand before lockdown
  • The challenges for inclusion in taking music activities online
  • Some of the solutions Awards for Young Musicians, hubs and music teachers have come up with
  • Working with hubs to support individual musical interests and preferences
  • Thinking differently about learning goals and the pupil/teacher relationship – and how this has been affected by the pandemic
  • How teachers and the sector have responded, and how this could affect the future

Links for this episode

8 facets of musical potential

AYM Practical progression videos

NYMAZ Facebook Live – online learning & website


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.


As a thank you, you’ll also get six tip sheets, templates and checklists for: communications planning, getting more traffic to your website, copywriting, blogging and annual reports. You’ll also hear each time a podcast episode is published, and receive an occasional digest of my blogs, plus tips, advice and signposting to useful information and resources.

Need some help with a particular aspect of your communications, or your communications strategy? Contact me.

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