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Posts Tagged ‘Youth Music’

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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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 Anita is professional, efficient and innovative: when a story she’d already worked on had to be withdrawn due to a change in participant’s circumstances, she managed to produce a…

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Youth Music – website development and user testing

Youth music website

“Anita is professional, efficient and innovative. Her work has made a huge difference to our communications with our supporter audiences, and we’d be very happy to work with her again.”  Sophie Scott, Communications Manager, Youth Music. The Youth Music Network website is an online community for people working in music education and community music. It is…

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‘SWAG’ Musical Inclusion / Youth Music – case studies

SWAG musical inclusion case studies

The most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in our society are often those who can benefit most from making music. Yet often because of the challenges they face, they’re the least able to access opportunities to do so. SWAG (Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) Musical Inclusion was a programme funded by Youth Music and others, which addressed…

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Passion – let young people lead the way in music education

“The number of young people opting to take GCSE and/or A Level music is reducing; music-making activities in school time are being squeezed yet music in all its forms continues to be made and listened to outside school by the large majority of young people (A Youth Music survey of 1,000 7-19 year olds across…

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Worth the wait? The National Plan for Music Education in England

Following is my summary of the NPME, written for Music Education UK magazine and website. The full piece includes comments from practitioners and authorities on music education, including school teacher Jackie Schneider, education consultant David Price, music/culture/education campaigner Marc Jaffrey and representatives from Youth Music, Sound Sense, and many other organisations working in music with young…

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Seven tips for advocating what music means to your school

If you’re a music teacher, trying to keep up with all the changes in education is one thing.  Making sure what’s going on in your music lessons and activities is noticed and valued is probably one of those ‘to dos’ at the bottom of an ever-increasing list. There are lots of rumblings about the need…

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