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Challenging Circumstances training programme

Delivered and part-funded through the MusicLeader London programme, ‘MusicLeader Next Steps: Working with Children and Young People in Challenging Circumstances’ has been designed to develop leaders and equip them to work in this interesting and developing area.

A survey of MusicLeader members conducted in 2010 highlighted that although many music leaders are keen to work with to work with vulnerable young people, such as those with emotional and behavioural problems, physical disabilities or young offenders, many feel they lack the skills or confidence to do so. Established Community Musician and MusicLeader Member Gawain Hewitt comments:

“Working with young people from challenging circumstances requires you to find a way to circumnavigate barriers that have been built around their cognitive, creative and confident self. Often victims of failure at all levels in their lives, normal assumptions as to engagement, core skills and social interactions will not apply, so creative practitioners need to approach this work with a broad and inclusive strategy and multiple skills that far exceed the core subject matter. Training for this work has been patchy; practitioners learning on the job, repeating the same mistakes and often working in isolation. This course is a rare opportunity to develop these skills and build a support network. Phil Mullen is hugely experienced, and his insights and guidance are second to none. I would recommend this course to anyone considering working in this field.”

Alongside a series of practical group workshops, participants will complete a number of short assignments in a setting of their choosing, with support and feedback on provided by course leader Phil Mullen. The programme will run November 2011 – March 2012 and consists of seven core workshop days and three short assignments. Participants will be encouraged to attend additional seminars focusing on specific settings.

For more information please download the Course Details and Booking Form below and return them to bookings@sound-connections.org.uk. Places on this programme are expected to fill quickly so early booking is recommended!

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