Musicworks Sign Up to “Sound Sense”  – Music Education Code of Practice

Musicworks Sign Up to “Sound Sense” – Music Education Code of Practice

The Music Education Code of Practice helps to ensure music practitioners provide high quality music making and learning experiences for the people they work with. The code does this by providing a set of quality statements concerning all aspects of music learning.

By adopting the code, practitioners demonstrate their commitment to quality work. By using the code as a benchmark, employers and hirers of practitioners demonstrate their commitment to requiring high-quality practice of those who work for them.

The code has been written into our Music in Care Practitioner training that we use to train musicians to lead our Heron Music Well Being Cafes.

The areas covered are:-

  • Be well prepared and organized
  • Be safe and responsible
  • Have appropriate musical skills
  • Work well with people
  • Evaluate and reflect on work
  • Commit to professional development

Full details can be found on the Sound Sense Website – https://www.soundsense.org/

 

 

Musicworks Sign Up to “Sound Sense”  – Music Education Code of Practice

Musicworks Sign Up to “Sound Sense” – Music Education Code of Practice

The Music Education Code of Practice helps to ensure music practitioners provide high quality music making and learning experiences for the people they work with. The code does this by providing a set of quality statements concerning all aspects of music learning.

By adopting the code, practitioners demonstrate their commitment to quality work. By using the code as a benchmark, employers and hirers of practitioners demonstrate their commitment to requiring high-quality practice of those who work for them.

The code has been written into our Music in Care Practitioner training that we use to train musicians to lead our Heron Music Well Being Cafes.

The areas covered are:-

  • Be well prepared and organized
  • Be safe and responsible
  • Have appropriate musical skills
  • Work well with people
  • Evaluate and reflect on work
  • Commit to professional development

Full details can be found on the Sound Sense Website – https://www.soundsense.org/

 

The Heron Music Cafe

Live music sessions in the community to enhance wellbeing – dementia friendly & inclusive

The charity musicworks is pleased to be providing live music sessions in the local community. Download poster here.

 

musicworks exists to promote all forms of music by encouraging, recognising and showcasing musicians work to help them reach a wider audience. We are also aware of the power of music to improve the quality of life and promote health and wellbeing and as such support community, care home and hospice based projects. A few details about our current community project are below. 

Heron Music Café

Aims

  1. To use live community sessions to improve wellbeing in the community

 

  1. To provide a dementia friendly space and event for people living with dementia and    

           their Carers

 

  1. To offer an inclusive space and event welcoming people with other conditions or        

           experiencing loneliness/isolation

 

  1. To pay community musicians and music practioners fairly for their work

 

How?

  1. Music sessions will be facilitated by talented musicians who are experienced in delivering music sessions that enhance wellbeing. They have a range of experience such as working with “singing for the brain”, other community groups and a range of care settings. They have the skills to engage and encourage participants to take the key steps to wellbeing listed below:
  • Connect with others
  • Be active                                  
  • Learn something
  • be mindful
  • Give to others
    1. Participants will be drawn from the local community and may have a dementia, mental health illness (with or without formal diagnosis) or experiencing social isolation. The project whilst dementia friendly aims to be more inclusive than the traditional “dementia music café”. We hope that this will:
  • enable a wide range of people to benefit from the sessions
  • raise dementia awareness
  • reduce stigma/isolation/segregation of people with dementia (other conditions) and their Carers
  • attract a mixed generation and audience to the health and wellbeing benefits of live community music
    1. The sessions will include a small evaluation. Results are intended for sharing with:
  • our current stakeholders which include Lady Bay Community Association (funder), musicworks (board members and patrons), JoCo Learning and development (learning partner)
  • potential/future stakeholders such as local CCGs, Local authorities, funding organisations, Dementia and Carer groups, Dementia Action Alliances, MiD Managed Innovation Network, Metropolitan Housing, STEPS, and others.
  • the general public via press and social media platforms, presentations, events

As such consent will be sought from participants, volunteers and music facilitators to give feedback via short questionnaires and interviews as well as consent to photography, video recording.

  1. musicworks would like to acknowledge and thank the Lady Bay Community Grant for awarding the funding to make this project possible for all six sessions. The charity welcomes donations, grants and gifts to enable more of these projects to happen.

If you have any queries or would like to support this project through volunteering, working as a music facilitator, or fundraising or donating please do not hesitate to get in touch with musicworks here or like and follow us on twitter and facebook

Support Luke’s Marathon Journey

Support Luke’s Marathon Journey

On 24th September 2017 Luke Fiddes will be running the Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon in aid of Musicworks. Luke is a remarkable young man and talented musician who has been working with Musicworks on a new book that will be published in the next few months. Luke lives with Asperger’s Syndrome and the book is a heartwarming, funny and frank account of Luke’s Journey and gives a remarkable insight into some of the challenges but also the surprising benefits of living with his condition. The book also includes a self-help toolkit for all young people which is designed to help deal with the struggles of adolescence using personalized music.

“I am so excited to be running for a wonderful charity such as Musicworks. A charity that does truly amazing work through music in care for people with dementia. A charity that I am currently working with and has supported me with my musical pursuits, it is a charity very close to my heart.”

To support Luke simply follow the link below – thank you.

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My Journey in Music

Want to Get YOUR Music Out There?

Want to Get YOUR Music Out There?

tunecoreFrom the outset one of the main reasons for creating musicworks was to promote and encourage music and musicians. We aim to provide a platform for talent to reach a wider audience and to encourage new, original music to flourish. As part of this goal we are pleased to announce that we have launched a new Tunecore account.

Musicians

Any musician wishing to support musicworks who has a good quality recording of their own original music can have their work uploaded for the small cost of £5.99 per single for twelve months on our account.

musicworks will use our social media platforms and our website to promote the song. Any money raised through sales of the recording will be shared equally between the musician and musicworks for the twelve month period that it is live on the account. All intellectual property to the music remains with the musician and at the end of the year the musician can decide if they wish to renew the arrangement or not.

First Song is Out Now!

Our first song “I’ll Be There For You” written and performed by Luke Fiddes, recorded at Paper Stone Studios in Nottingham is now autism, aspergers, my journey in musicavailable on iTunes and various other platforms thanks to Tunecore. This song has been written as part of our ‘Music in Care’ series ‘My Journey in Music’ and is for young people, including those who have autism and Asperger’s, to help them navigate the challenges of adolescence with the use of personalised music.

Want to get your music out there? For more details of our Tunecore opportunities please contact us.