Challenging Circumstances Music Network
At Sound Connections we have created a Challenging Circumstances Music Network (CCMN), which meets as a roundtable quarterly to identify, tackle and advocate the role that music education has for children and young people in challenging circumstances. The CCMN draws together experts from across London working with children and young people in challenging circumstances, including music leaders and organisations working with visually impaired children, refugees, young offenders, young people with mental health problems, those with disabilities, young people living in social deprivation – the list is (almost) endless.
The CCMN decided that it was important to challenge the definition of challenging circumstances, and found it more useful to look at characteristics rather than distinct groups. They came up with the following definition: challenging circumstances = any barrier to accessing music.
Sound Connections has undertaken research into working with challenging circumstances, looking at the skills and qualities needed, different pathways music leaders can follow and ways of sharing best practice. You can download the research briefing paper here.
To find out more about our work with children and young people in challenging circumstances, please contact Zoë.
Adapting your early years practice to a Challenging Circumstances context
Tuesday 6 December 2016
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Music Excellence London: Teachmeet - 'Music for everyone'
Thursday 26 January 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Composing & Improvising, Musical Futures
Thursday 2 February 2017
9.30am - 4.00pm
Music Excellence London: Inspire Event - 'Creating an inclusive classroom for all at Key Stage 3'
Thursday 23 February 2017
9.30am - 4.00pm
The folk song toolkit: towards inclusive music making
Tuesday 14 March 2017
10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017
10.00am - 1.00pm
Exploring Music in Challenging Circumstances
Thursday 30 March 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm