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How Tees Valley Music Service has Changed During the Covid-19 Outbreak

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 01/06/2020  Categories: News

Since the UK went under severe restrictions, TVMS have had to change the way we provide services and opportunities to children and the wider community in Teesside. With schools closed and social distancing measures in place, and expected to be in place for a long time, TVMS have adapted the methods we use in delivering Read more »

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Tees Valley Youth Choir Create Moving Online Performance During Lockdown

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 14/04/2020  Categories: News

With the UK lockdown entering its 4th week, Tees Valley Youth Choir (TVYC) have released a 6 minute video aimed at raising the spirits of their members and the local community and to show their appreciation for all those who work in the NHS. The Tees Valley Music Service premier youth choir came together during Read more »

Transition from Tuition to Community Music Practice

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 03/04/2020  Categories: News

Editor’s Note: This article was published on behalf of Tim Coyte, Project Co-ordinator for Exchanging Notes Hartlepool. Original piece can be found on Youth Music Network I’m pleased to introduce Adam Bulpitt, our Lead Musician at Switch It. Adam works alongside our Targeted Youth Support Worker and Co-delivery Musicians at Switch It. For those who Read more »

Music Influences a Child’s Character and Development – OPINION

By: Judith Webster  Date: 04/03/2020  Categories: News

Editor Note: The following article has been published on behalf of Judith Webster, Chief Executive of Music for Youth. Ms Webster recently gave a speech at a ‘Character Education conference’, in which she discussed character education outside the classroom and developing effective extra-curricular music offerings to support the development of a child’s character – widening access Read more »

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Talented Young North East Singers Offered Inspirational Singing Experience

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 14/02/2020  Categories: News

More than 60 talented young singers from across the North East region including Newcastle, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham, Darlington, Teesside and Sunderland, had the opportunity to experience being part of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) early in February at a free event organised as part of Durham Vocal Festival. 

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‘Youthquake’ – Inspiring Young People To Change The World

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 17/01/2020  Categories: New Opportunities, News

Youthquake is a 360-degree theatre experience from the award-winning Zest Theatre. The show is about being young and changing the world. Developed through conversations with 800 young people from across the country, Youthquake uses their words and opinions to give voice to a generation often left unheard. Part show, part TED talk, and part party, Read more »

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Music Production Courses Coming February Half-Term

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 17/01/2020  Categories: New Opportunities, News

Are you aged between 13 – 18? Or do you know someone who is and would like to get involved in music production? If you are, Musinc has a fantastic opportunity for you! On Tuesday 18th February, Wednesday 19th February and Thursday 20th February, Musinc will host a series of music production activities focused on Read more »

Multi-million Pound Culture Boost For Children In Schools

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 06/01/2020  Categories: News

£80 million for music hubs has been agreed by the Government, with further investment in film, dance, theatre and design expected in the coming months.   Thousands more children will be able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs thanks to a further £80 million investment by the Government in music hubs. Alongside this Read more »

Music Education ‘Risks Being Outdated By Technology’

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 13/12/2019  Categories: News

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep-up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from The Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means Read more »

Hartlepool School Pupils To Take Part In Children In Need Choir

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 11/11/2019  Categories: Fundraising, News, School Music

Pupils from a number of primary schools in Hartlepool will come together as part of the national Children In Need Choir in an effort to raise money for children in less fortunate and very difficult lives. The choir, which is set to be broadcast live on BBC One, will feature children from across the country. Read more »