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Member offer: Training with CM

From 3rd November  – 2nd February* every Thursday evening, 6 – 8pm @ The Brady Centre, Hanbury St. E1 5HU (near Whitechapel tube).

If you are running music workshops or training to be a music leader this course can show you how to understand the historical and social context for your work and suggest methods for creating and running good-model community projects from conception to completion. Delivered across 10 convenient twilight sessions split into five modules, the course has been designed to fit around other work and commitments.

“The course made me aware of how to approach funders, how to match project aims to funder outcomes, how match funding works and what constitutes an evaluation and its role in the project. It gave me the skills and knowledge to design projects and the confidence to approach funders.”  Matt Mars, Musician, Composer, Producer, Educator

“The main thing this course gave me was CONFIDENCE! It also gave me ideas for setting up my own projects and how to go about the necessary planning and research.”
Robbie Fordjour, Professional Musician and Teacher.

Module 1: Context and Project Design – 3rd & 10th Nov
Setting a historical context for community music projects and analysing the elements that make a good project model. Participants will create a project in the sessions according to an analysis of needs, the exact client groups and the realistic impact strategies available for their idea.

Module 2: Projects and Fundraising – 17th & 24th Nov
Looking in detail at different types of project and their purposes and how to fundraise for them.

Module 3: Managing and Planning Ahead – 1st & 8th Dec
How to manage projects from design to completion, impact strategies, managing teams and negotiation skills.

Module 4: Evaluation and Reporting – 12th & 19th Jan 2012
The essentials of evaluating the performance of a project and how to report to funders and other stakeholders.

Module 5: Tips and Tricks of project and self-management – 26th Jan & 2nd Feb 2012
Problem solving in project management. Managing time and different priorities within a portfolio career.

Course tutor Dave O’ Donnell is one of the pioneers of the community music movement in the UK and has been running community music projects for over 30 years. He created Community Music (now known as CM) in 1983 – the first project of its type to develop community-based outreach work with socially excluded young people alongside accredited training for musicians to become music leaders.

Standard fee (for full programme): £250
Fee per module (if taken individually): £60

**SPECIAL OFFER: If you are a member of Sound Connections or MusicLeader London, pay only £200 for the full training programme!**

For a booking form and full details on the workshop content download the documents below. If you would like help with your booking, please call Nicole on 020 7729 7220 or email

This programme is delivered by CM in partnership with MusicLeader London, hosted by Sound Connections.

* A break will be taken over the Christmas holiday period

Course Documents:
Course details
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