creativity

Update

Things are continuing to go well; I shall be doing some summer projects with Birmingham City Council’s Youth Services and LACES (Looked after children). I also had a meeting with the head of music at my old secondary school and we bounced ideas as to how to get more of Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
creativity

Their Space DEMOS

I have been reading Their Space; a recent publication by DEMOS. It explores the breakdown in relations between young people and adults in regard to digital technologies. For many young people digital technology has effortlessly become a part of habitual life but or us oldies t’internet is often treated with Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
community

GTP vs Community Musician

So far, every school I have delivered workshops to has tried to get me on their Graduate Training Programme- a course that turns you into a teacher, but more hands on than a PGCE. Obviously there is a real shortage of music teachers, but, I did not realise it was Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
music workshops

The Music Igniter- Course Kick Off!

Day 1 Tuesday 20 March Birmingham – Custard Factory Music Intensive 1: participants will work together to devise music pieces from basic ideas involving pulse, rhythm, harmony and melody. Phill Mullen knows his stuff! He basically got 20 musicians to create effective, beautiful, varied musical explorations out of 2 pentatonic Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
djing

Ice-breaker DJing Workshop West Bromwich

DSCN1574 Originally uploaded by Bobbalinhot. Today I worked for DynamicsArts for the first time! It was a great experience working with young mothers, trying to build self-esteem and have fun with the decks! I managed to get some ladies to have a mess around with the technics and it was Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
music workshops

The pitch

Today has been a great day!! I got 2 music workshop leader jobs!! The first involves doing some ongoing projects with Archbishop Ilsley Secondary School whose members of staff are lovely; such enthusiastic, warm people!! The other is tomorrow, a bit of a rush job but it’s at a Young Read more…

By Bobbie, ago