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/

 

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.

Call for Musicians

Call for Musicians

volunteermusicworks is looking for musicians who can support a new Nottingham based project designed to enrich the quality of life for people living dementia and their carers through the use of personalised music. Based on our award winning “Soundtrack to My Life” initiative and part of “Music in Care” series.

We need talented and self confident accompanists who can play piano, guitar or similar whilst singing a wide selection of songs some of which will be chosen by the group participants. Songs will be pre-prepared before sessions so it is not expected that sight reading will be essential.

The successful musicians will work alongside a group of trained volunteers who will lead the sessions with the support of facilitators. They will need to be patient, easy going and have a genuine interest in the application of personalised music in a therapeutic way to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Whilst the volunteers will be primarily responsible for working with the group participants the musicians must be prepared to interact directly with all the group participants. Knowledge of dementia is not required as training will be offered to successful musicians as part of the preparation for the course.

Group sessions will take place on week days, either in the mornings (10am to 12pm) or afternoons (2pm to 4pm), depending on the preference of the group members and will take place on a fortnightly basis.

In line with the musicworks policy of supporting musicians by ensuring the right rate for the job. We are looking to recruit a number of musicians who can work together to make sure that all group sessions have a musician to support the group work. A fee of £40 will be paid for each two hour session undertaken. This will be on a self employed basis as musicworks cannot directly employ musicians.

For further information or to submit an application please contact info@musicworksnet.co.uk.