Music Making and Progression - KS3 KS4 KS5

Music Education Islington

Rationale

Music making can act as a key mechanism for engaging young people in the learning environment. Research carried out by Youth Music and Birmingham City University in 2019 demonstrated that schools working with specialist youth music education providers engaged successfully young people who experienced barriers to participation. They found that:

  • Young people at risk of exclusion at the outset of the programme maintained high levels of attendance (>95%)
  • Excluded young people were able to re-enter mainstream education after having been excluded.
  • Two-thirds of the young people maintained or improved their attainment in English and three-quarters of young musicians maintained or improved their attainment in Maths.
  • Young people experienced emotional, psychological and social wellbeing outcomes, developing teamwork and empathy skills, improving behaviour and motivation.

Music Education Islington (MEI) has drawn up a menu of youth providers of music making activities, which schools and Council services working with young people can access to book provision during 2020-21.

When you book through MEI, we will work to ensure that the provision is affordable and, where possible, free to schools and Council services.

For further information or to book any of the activities below, please Contact Us

 

Beat Goes On

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

 

Venue: In-school
Number of participants: Up to a whole class
Time: School hours / After school

 

Beat Goes On offer workshops in:

  1. Body Percussion
  2. Body Percussion with Literacy
  3. Afro Brazilian Percussion inc Samba
  4. Junk Percussion
Workshops can run as a one-off but also across a term or holiday period.
Under current Covid 19 restrictions, Beat goes On have extended their body percussion as a creative tool with the aim to improve well-being. Beat Goes On also offer CPD sessions to continue activities in-house.
All delivery can be run face-to-face or online.

Beat Goes On broader offer includes looked after children, physical disabilities and special educational needs.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

West African Percussion

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school

Number of participants: Up to a whole class
Time: School hours / After school

West African Percussion is run by Mohamed Gueye, an outstanding percussionist playing djembe, sabar and tama (talking drum). Through hands-on collective music-making with djembe drums and other percussion instruments, these workshops create bridges across the curriculum and explore powerful metaphors for communication, creativity and community.
West African Percussion can be run as a one-off or over a term.

West African Percussion broader offer includes students with mental health problems, CYP not in education, physically disabled, sensory impaired, and special educational needs.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

CDR (Create Define Release)

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school

Number of participants: 12
Time: School hours / After school

CDR create high quality, impactful music technology-led experiences that help support and inform young people's choices as they progress.
CDR's principle offer is Music Producer Club (MPC), a space for young people to respond to and where they can nurture their digital music-making ambitions, skills and identity across composition, production and performance. Music Producer Club allows young people to engage with digital music-making opportunities that reflect their everyday lives and experiences.
CDR offer one-off sessions as well as short-term workshops.
CDR also deliver CPD in order to train teachers which will lead to remove barrier to high quality relevant digital music making.
CDR's Music Producer Club includes working with a wide range of students, including PRU pupils and those with physical disabilities. CDR are particularly interested in combining GnT / BAME / NEET groups.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Camden Roundhouse

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school / Own venue

Number of participants: 11
Time: School hours / After school

Camden Roundhouse are a music and performing arts venue with state of the art studio facilities for young people aged 11 - 25.

The Roundhouse offers open access as well as targeted provision (eg. via outreach, NEET and PRU projects) in a range of music-related activities (including singing, music production, DJ'ing, podcasting, band jam, spoken word) as well as performing arts, broadcast and creative careers advice and work experience/apprenticeships.

The Roundhouse also offers low cost and bursary options (which can cover studio independent use, project costs, and travel), and works in partnership with PRUs, schools, colleges, youth and community organisations to ensure the offer is high quality and accessible to all - regardless of background or circumstance.

Virtual tour of the Roundhouse Studios

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

SoundsCreative Projects

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school

Number of participants: Up to a whole class
Time: School hours / After school

SoundsCreative Projects encourage students to use their instruments to compose collectively and create music together. Workshops focus on making music by ear - away from notes on a page - combining singing, songwriting, composition and group percussion.

SoundsCreative can run as one-off session or over a short-term basis.

Training and CPD for teachers and tutors enables teaching staff to develop their confidence to include similar activities in their everyday teaching.

SoundsCreative Projects work with a wide range of students, including those attending PRUs.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Soapbox Youth Centre

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school / Own venue

Number of participants: Online: up to 12 / Building: up to 10
Time: School hours / After school

SoapBox Youth Centre currentlly offers weekly scheduled online workshops in:

  1. music production (including young women only provision)
  2. young women's grime music workshops
  3. live music event
  4. podcasting workshops
  5. singing & spoken words

SoapBox Youth Centre works with a wide range of young people from various settings, indlucing PRUs, SEND, Physical Disabilities, looked after children & young offenders. Drop-ins and bookable workshops also take place on site of the Youth Centre.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Key Changes

Key Stage:

KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: Own venue

Number of participants: 1
Time: School hours

Key Changes Studio Discovery offer a free 5-week programme (5 hours per week) of music industry mentoring for musicians 16 yrs and up experiencing issues with mental health. All activities take place at St Luke's Community Centre.

Activities are run as drop-in sessions and bookable workshops. In 1-to-1 sessions young people engage in music to improve mental health, receive mentoring as well as career advice.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Union Chapel

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: Own venue

Number of participants: 20-25
Time: School hours

Union Chapel runs a personalised learning programme which aims to help children & young people to reach their full potential by creating the best opportunities to compose, play & engage with the chapel's magnificent organ. Union Chapel works with students from all school settings.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Rose Bowl

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: Own venue

Number of participants: 3
Time: School hours

Rose Bowl offers music production and studio workshops three times a week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Sessions are for 13 - 21 year olds and is for music producers and artists of all music styles. Sessions are for students from all type of school settings, including PRUs, not in education, young carers and young offenders.

Sessions are drop-ins and bookable workshops, they also include mentoring and career advice opportunities.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Gain CTRL

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: Own venue

Number of participants: 10-15
Time: School hours

Gain Ctrl is a weekly programme based at Platform Hub. Our facilities include a recording studio facilitated by industry established producers/engineers and a media room for support on everything outside of recording. Drop-in and bookable sessions include music production, singing, and spoken word.

Gain Ctrl also runs term based workshops that help young people learn how to share, monetise and own their work. Gain Ctrl welcomes young people from all school settings, including PRUs, looked after children, with mental health problems, not in education, SEND and young offenders.

Gain Ctrl have created bespoke projects for targeted groups such as LGBTQ+ Community, workshops for young women and early intervention projects with 8 - 12yr olds.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Safo Music

Key Stage: 

KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: Own venue

Number of participants: 25
Time: School hours / After school

Safo Music is an artist development company specializing in helping singers, rappers, producers and songwriters to  move forward with their career in music. Safo also works with Mas records who offer 95 students (aged 16+) free artist development. Artist development consists of recording, songwriting, rehearsal, gig experience, masterclasses, social media and networking.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Bad Lay-Dee Music Workshops

Key Stage: 

KS3
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school

Number of participants: 20
Time: School hours / After school

Donna Powell, aka Bad Lay-Dee, leads poetry and music workshops for KS3. The workshops use music and performance to help build confidence and self-esteem in children and young people. Her work can be seen as an early intervention to use 'words, not weapons'. Donna has worked in a wide range of settings, including PRUs & SEND.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

London Sinfonietta

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school

Number of participants: 20
Time: School hours / After school

London Sinfonietta's core work with schools, teachers & young people is composition and creative music making. In their projects they are supporting young people to create music, explore contemporary repertoire and provide high-profile performance platforms for participants within the London Sinfonietta concert season.

London Sinfonietta are focussing their creative composition work on offering opportunities to those who would not normally be part of something like this (schools with high PP, SEN, EAL etc). Their work with young musicians aims to increase the diversity of the musicians engaged in classical music, specifically targeting those who are currently under represented in the industry.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us

Music Therapy – Guildhall School

Key Stage: 

KS3
KS4
KS5
Curriculum:
Music

 

Venue: In-school / Out of school

Time: School hours / After school

Music therapy is a psychological intervention using interactive music making as a form of communication and self-expression to bring about positive change in peoples’ lives.

Music therapists can engage and support children and adults of all ages to help with a range of psychological, emotional, social, physiological or behavioural needs.  Therapists have specialist training and experience in mental health and learning difficulties, and knowledge and expertise to make recommendations to further support where needed.  Children and young people participating in music therapy do not require any prior musical knowledge or skills.

Offers and costs are tailored to individual setting and needs.

For more information or to book this activity: Contact Us