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Community Music Practice: Reaching Out to Young People | Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Community Music is a term that describes an approach to music that is both inclusive and participatory. This can operate therapeutically and educationally, but as a field has its own rich history and culture. This workshop focuses on working with so-called “hard to reach” young people, in overcoming the challenges they face through music. As well as introducing you to this growing field, we’ll explore the contextual background and practical tools you’ll need to take into your own practice, and how Community Music has the ability to transform young people’s lives.

Community Musicians work with both young and older people who face a wide range of life challenges – using music as an effective tool to combat illness, disability, isolation, education difficulties, behavioural problems, offending and many more issues. Taking part in meaningful group activities is increasingly evidenced as a positive and productive way to overcome such challenges. This workshop investigates how to best facilitate meaningful and effective musical experiences for so-called “hard to reach” young people. This includes those who:

• may be struggling at school
• have been excluded, or are in danger of exclusion
• at risk or already offending
• not in education, training or employment

Community Music Practice can take many forms – singing in a choir, making beats on a computer, improvising as a group, exploring technology as a means to self-expression, songwriting, soundscape work and more. Each different way of engaging with music can have personal, social and collective benefits. To gain the greatest benefit Community Music interactions need to be led by people with a range of musical, communication and other skills, as well as an understanding of the context, and the people you are working with. This workshop will enable you to develop your own skill set, as well as providing a range of activity tools that can facilitate young people who face challenging circumstances to engage in creative and meaningful music activities.

This workshop is ideal for you if you are a:

• youth worker who would like to develop this skillset 
• music leader already practising in the field
• music service tutor
• music teacher
• musician who would like to explore this field
• teaching assistant
• a teaching assistant or teacher working in Pupil Referral Unit or similar context

No formal skill level is required but to gain the most out of this workshop, we would expect you to possess a level of either formal or informal music experience.

Why study this course?

  • Take part in a range of exciting and engaging music making activities that you can take into your own practice
  • Develop your own musical leadership skills a safe and supportive environment
  • Learn about some of the challenging circumstances that young people may face, how they impact on young people and how through music we can reach out to them in positive ways
  • Learn how to plan and deliver creative music sessions to bring the maximum benefit to participants in these contexts
  • Explore how we can measure the effectiveness of musical interactions in order understand the impact, enabling sustained work.

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SE14 6NW
Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.

So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.

What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.

Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.



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