Music leaders

Who we work with

We support a variety of music leaders:

  • Established practitioners working with music
  • Community musicians early on in their careers
  • University and conservatoire students contemplating their career paths

We particularly focus on working with musicians who support adults and young people in challenging circumstances, or who plan to move into a career in this area.

One of the best weeks I’ve had at Uni. I’ve learnt loads and have new ideas in where I want to take my music.

A participant

I found it extremely interesting that the group found unity through genre. From previous projects, I have mostly thought that choice of genre provides participants with ownership and empowerment. For this project the instruments predetermined genre. Rather than loosing ownership, participants seemed to be united through an agreed buy-in to the concept.

A practitioner shadowing our work

Thought provoking: many budding facilitators being very honest with themselves and others.

A participant

‘Sometimes, just a smile, is enough to say, ‘I’m here’, for you, not against; during the facilitator training days, I particularly noticed that one of our group, smiled at lot when she facilitated.  It was such a simple gesture of support, but I really noticed the positive message it sent out.

A Good Vibrations facilitator

We’ve learnt a huge amount about running communal-music projects with hard-to-reach groups in challenging settings over the last fourteen years, and we feel it’s important to cascade that knowledge far and wide with the music leaders of tomorrow.

Click here to take a look at the networks, arts universities and conservatories we’ve partnered with on this work to date.

Find out more about the training we run for music leaders.

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