Community Music Training Workshop Leader Accreditation (Level 3)
Between the 15-26 of July 2013 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Squeaky Gate and Lewisham Music Hub offered a music summer school with a difference at Trinity Laban Music Faculty for local young adults in London.
Alongside this summer school, which was designed to engage with young people who are at risk of being socially excluded, the partners also offered ten music education practitioners the chance to enrol on their highly regarded Community Workshop Leader Accredited Course (Level 3).
This music workshop leader course offers the opportunity to refine the necessary skills music practitioners need to run successful and safe workshops. The course places particular focus on the skills needed when working with participants who have a range of special needs, mental health issues and/or are hard to reach.
All ten trainees supported music delivery on the summer school. This offered them a unique and highly relevant work placement opportunity where they could directly put into practice any new skills and approaches learnt on the community leader course. Our trainees gained a recognised accredited qualification, developed sector contacts and enjoyed an intensive work experience placement.
'I'm only just starting out in this area of work, so for me it was very important that I got hands on experience - I'm now much more confident in my abilities as a community music leader. I've also had practice of leading warm ups, supporting students, and helping facilitate their music making - all of which has helped me. The sessions on mental health were also very useful, and I'm sure it will help me a lot in my future work.'
'The structure of the course was brilliant - to get to work with the students as well as learn theoretically how to lead music workshops was fantastic. Most training I've done before hasn't had a practical part to it.'
'The course leaders were clearly very experienced and talented in their field - and their enthusiasm was infectiously inspiring!'
Trinity Laban and Lewisham Music Service were delighted to be working with Squeaky Gate on delivering this training course. Squeaky Gate specialise in working with groups of people that are at risk of social exclusion. For more information on their work please visit their website:
For more information on this course and for similar future opportuities please contact Annie Sheen: [email protected]