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Man with beard in checked shirt, with text beside Mark Robinson, Founder, Rocksteady Music School

PODCAST [33] How Rocksteady Music school created a rock band model for inclusive music education – with Mark Robinson, founder

5th May 2022

Anita Holford talks with Mark Robinson, the founder of Rocksteady Music School, which brings in-school rock band lessons to primary schools across the UK.

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A black man and a white woman, and wording: Carl and Grace, Inhouse Records

PODCAST [32] Reducing prisoner reoffending with music – Carl and Grace of Inhouse Records 

1st April 2022

Anita Holford talks with musicians Carl aka C. Roots, and Grace from InHouse Records which works inside and outside of prisons with prisoners interested in rehabilitation through music.

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Image of a choir leader with raised hands plus text Sam Chaplin, The Choir With No Name

PODCAST [31] From connection to catharsis: the benefits of singing in a choir, with Sam Chaplin from The Choir With No Name

10th February 2022

Anita Holford talks with Sam Chaplin, community choir leader for The Choir With No Name, workshop leader, singer-songwriter, jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger.

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Woman with short brown hair smiling, plus description of who she is - Rachael Perrin, Soundcastle

PODCAST [30] Community music, coaching and wellbeing – with Rachael Perrin, of Soundcastle

10th December 2021

Anita Holford talks with Rachael Perrin, a co-founder of community music organisation, Soundcastle, about wanting to find ‘other uses for music’; their work with families and adults on a journey of mental health recovery; and the crossovers between coaching, mentoring and community music.

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Annabel Williams, head vocal coach on the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

PODCAST [29] How I became X Factor’s vocal coach, with Annabel Williams

20th October 2021

Anita Holford talks with Annabel Williams, head vocal coach for X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, about her route into vocal coaching, and about her The Vocal Coach app for singers of all levels wanting to develop their voices, or use singing for fun and wellbeing.

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Working with primary schools to advocate for music education – Q&A with Nicola Hutton

16th September 2021

Anita Holford talks with Nicola Hutton a primary music and early phonics specialist who is now a lecturer at Liverpool Hope University.

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