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Opportunity for Musicians: Creative Music Making for Working with Young People

Creative Music Making for Working with Young People
Monday 16 April 2018, 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Station House Media Unit, 202 Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, AB16 5EH
Led by Luci Holland and Mike Kearney from Tinderbox

Looking to refresh your creative music making skills?
Want to learn more about working with young people from varying backgrounds?

This practical training session will explore different ways to develop meaningful and creative music making with young people who have a range of different abilities and experiences. It will cover:
·         How to build individual musical skills and experience in workshops settings
·         How to work with “hard to reach” constituent groups with wide-ranging backgrounds and social demographics
·         How to support different and unique ways of participating in music activities for a variety of skill levels
·         How to break down barriers and create an environment where young people can thrive and feel confident

About Tinderbox
From award-winning productions to grass-roots youth work, Tinderbox runs a range of cutting-edge workshops, orchestra courses, arts residencies and apprenticeship programmes. They work with complete beginners to top young professionals and all levels in between. The approach of Tinderbox is unique in the way it balances ambitions for high-quality and experimentation with its drive to be genuinely inclusive and to foster active and creative participation from everyone involved. These ambitions are equally valued and our view is that they support, not hinder, each other. They provide inspiring and powerful learning opportunities that lead to high-quality, original work with diverse influences.

Who should come along to this practical session?
This session is for practicing musicians who already have some experience of workshop delivery, or teaching groups and individuals but want to expand their knowledge and gain some experience of how to develop music in a group setting using the Tinderbox approach. The workshop is free of charge.

What will this lead to?
This training session is to support a longer-term project in Aberdeen during 2018 run by sound and shmu. We are looking to create a small team of workshop leaders to run music workshops for young people from regeneration areas within the city from the summer onwards. Attendees of this workshop will be invited to apply to be a project workshop leader for this project. Information and freelance work opportunities will be available to take away at the end of the day.

To register a place or get more information please contact:
Ellen Thomson, Learning & Participation Manager for sound: participate@sound-scotland.co.uk or call 01330 526528

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