As a small charity we rely upon donations from generous individuals, trusts and companies to support our work with children and young people across London.
A new strategy for music education in Islington
Islington is a culturally rich borough with an enviable cultural infrastructure. Nonetheless, ensuring music provision is well-connected and reaches every child and young person regardless of background or circumstance remains a challenge.
To address this challenge, Islington Council and Dame Alice Owen Foundation, in partnership with Arts First and a host of world class providers of music education in Islington, have commissioned Sound Connections to research and create a new strategy for music education in Islington. This is an opportunity to move towards a more joined-up, cohesive and equitable music offer.
Islington can become a borough of musical excellence where all children and young people are able to have sustained access to high quality music making opportunities.
From January 2016 onwards Sound Connections is involving stakeholders in a variety of ways:
- Surveys for music and cultural organisations; schools and youth settings; young people; parents and carers; and residents
- Roundtable discussion
- Interviews with key stakeholders
If you are a school or education institution; provide music activities, projects or qualifications for children and young people ages 0-25 in any type of setting; or are a young person, parent, carer or resident interested in Islington’s music education offer then you are an important voice and we look forward to hearing from you.
Whilst the main focus is on music education, Sound Connections will also be researching broader arts in parallel. If you are involved with arts education beyond music, questions about this will be included in the survey.
Further details about the ways in which you can engage will be available in early 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- RT @MusicExLondon "Still time to sign up to @ISM_trust today's hosted webinar led by MEL Advocate Keir Crawley… https://t.co/wlQmAPhwSC,
- A great opp for #earlyyears practitioners - musical or not- to learn more about child initiated music making… https://t.co/E2EGLOwOPP,
- .@MusicExLondon #TeachMeet @listermusicdept, 4 May 2017. #KS3 music teachers - sign up to FREE webinar tomorrow too… https://t.co/nS7uuUlHwy,
- Proud to be a member of a great organisation like @LondonYouth who share our core values. Check out their website:… https://t.co/I0PvgMdWce,
- Do you work in #earlyyears? Join us + #LEYMN member/animateur John Webb @KintorewayNS for this child-led masterclas… https://t.co/DwVmtuaHgH,
- This #bankholiday - join #CCMN members @Every1sCtree for a wonderful of music, arts, workshops, food and more… https://t.co/RCRkNuFviJ,
- Delighted to be welcoming the newest member of the @SConnections team today - Great to have you on board… https://t.co/a3i1WUAFPv,
- RT @MusicExLondon "Sign up to @ISM_trust hosted webinar led by MEL Advocate Keir Crawley https://t.co/KLU5XDvDzj …" https://t.co/e88PPxqs74,
- Brand new Early Childhood Music course, validated by @TrinityC_L and led by fantastic #earlyyears #musiced educator… https://t.co/s4SirC7QOd,
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,