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We remember Music Education too...

Welcome to the November 2018 edition of the Yorkshire Youth & Music bulletin.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. To commemorate this year's armistice day, YY&M brings you a bulletin dedicated in memory to all those who served in the war, and all the families supporting them. Music was hugely important throughout the war (and beyond) for troops, as well as those left at home. So without further ado, here is the music education telegram brought to you (via a different kind of wireless) on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month:

Oh, what a lovely war? We'd like to hear your thoughts (and news) via facebook, twitter or

All the best,


Keeping the home fires burning
On behalf of the team at Yorkshire Youth and Music

This month's resources

News and useful articles

Yorkshire Youth & Music is delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Ernest Cook Trust to support our work with young people with Autistic Spectrum conditions.


To mark their 25th anniversary, the Voices Foundation will release a repertoire of 25 songs... Songs of Home is a celebration of singing from every continent and culminates with Song of Until, a specially commissioned folk song of our times by award-winning composer David Bruce. The pack will be available for schools and music hubs to use from 28th November 2018

Musical Development Matters is a brand new guidance document with an accompanying online resource, from Early Education and developed by Nicola Burke. You can download Musical Development Matters for FREE by visiting the Early Education website.

Practical Progression is a film series, made by music leaders for music leaders from any setting. They’ve been produced by Awards for Young Musicians in partnership with five Music Education Hubs across the UK. You can find links to all of the films here

Orchestras for All wants to give groups of young musicians (via the adults that teach them) the chance to perform as part of a large-scale orchestra on a world class stage... by forming a modulo: a small ensemble of between 4 and 10 young people


Classic FM asks: Why should I learn to read music?

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Yorkshire Youth & Music News

Our best news of last week was that 21 young people in Secure Children’s Homes in Yorkshire achieved a Bronze Arts Award.

The Arts Award Moderator assigned to review portfolios said: "Much has been achieved in getting the young people to be involved and respond. Their responses are heartfelt."

The young people were taking their Arts Award as part of our Music Tracks programme, funded by Youth Music.

Read more about our work with these young people here.
The Singing & Signing Space
In honour of our continuing work with Deaf and Hearing Impaired (DHI) children, we are sharing our resources with you for FREE, one per month for the next 12 months, in our Singing & Signing Space.

This is the ninth video in our series of songs for singing and signing with YOUR choir. You can find all the songs in the series (including warm ups and a range of repertoire) on our YouTube channel.

This month, our Great Singing, Great Signing facilitator, Paul Whittaker OBE. is expertly signing the classic anthem, Rockin' All Over the World.

Yorkshire Youth and Music training
If you would like to access training in music education with children in challenging circumstances, we might be able to help.

Our training takes place in direct connection with the needs of our projects, and you can find out more on our current projects page on our website.

From January 2019, we will not list training opportunities in our bulletin, but we will continue to offer training to those who work with music and children and young people.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to find out more about the types of work we're doing, the young people we're working with or you just want to get involved!

Training in Yorkshire

Arts Award training

Discover & Explore
Tuesday 18th December in Leeds (adviser)
Bronze & Silver
Monday 3rd December in Leeds (adviser)
This course closes for applications on 24th November
Thursday 22nd November in Leeds (adviser)
This course closes for applications on 13th November

NYMAZ: An Introduction to Teaching Music Online
Monday 19th November, 4 - 5.30pm ONLINE
This live, online webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to the skills and techniques required to deliver an effective instrumental music lesson online

IVE: Arts Award Secondary Themed Network Meeting
Monday 19th November, 4.30 - 6pm in Leeds
This network meeting is for Arts Award advisers who are delivering, or planning to deliver, to Secondary school aged children

IVE: Arts Award Twilight Briefing
Monday 26th November, 4.30 - 6.30pm in Thirsk
Offering information and guidance around best practices of Arts Award delivery
Training further away...
Essential training for anyone working directly with young people. The day will look at ways of promoting a style of engagement with young people that supports their well-being and individual needs

Artswork: Introduction to Child Protection and Safeguarding / Prevent and Protect
Thursday 29th November in Manchester
This pair (half a day each) of introductory courses provides a solid introduction to current child protection and safeguarding legislation, along with information on the Prevent Duty, so that you can embed best practice within your organisation
Sound Connections: An Introduction to Evaluation
Friday 30th November, 10am - 1pm in London
In this half day course, Sound Connections look at evaluation specifically in relation to music projects and programmes for children and young people
Deadline for applications is Friday 30th November
Distance learning with some attendance in London

The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate programme, developed to support and recognise the skills of musicians working in music education
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Training, Events and News for Young People

Please pass on the following opportunities to any young people aspiring to play / work in the music / music education sector
Get Started with DJing with DJ School UK in Leeds starts this November 2018!
The programme is available to 16 - 25 year olds living in and around Leeds and Bradford: currently not in employment, education or training.
On this one week course all participants will be able to learn the technical skills to understand the fundamentals of DJing, meet like minded people and get support for up to 3 months following the course – including support with work, training and education opportunities!
DJ School UK and The Prince's Trust will provide the young person with everything they need on the course and cover travel and lunch expenses.
Taster Day is on Wednesday 14th November 2018
Course starts Monday 19th November Friday 23rd November 2018
Address: DJ School UK, Bridge Street, Church Buildings, Leeds, LS2 7QZ (Near to Leeds bus station)
EITHER fill in the online referral form (Quickest & BEST way to refer) here:
 (please also include your own details so that we are able to feedback to you)
Or the young person can text ‘Call Me’ to 07983 385418 (Please note this is a Text Phone Only)
Alternatively you can contact us on:
FREE CALL - 0800 842 842
To check a young person’s suitability you can contact Hannah on 07436 582316 or
Artforms: Yorkshire Young Folk Day
Saturday 17th November, 9.30am - 5pm in Leeds
For 11 - 18 yr olds of any ability who are interested in folk music
BrassPassTV: Young Brass Award 2019
Applications must be received by 11.59pm on Friday 30th November!
BrassPassTV is searching the country for their next young brass star... could it be you?

Growing your music career and what skills do you need to break into the recording industry? from Creative Choices

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Jobs and Opportunities
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