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Music in Healthcare Settings Training week, Brighton February 25th – March 1st 2013

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A fantastic opportunity to explore the use of music to enhance well-being for children and young people in Healthcare settings. The course will introduce you to the thinking behind interactive music for well-being and will combine theoretical learning with practical music making and on site visits to The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton. 

 Skills required: 
  • Previous music leading experience working with social as well as musical outcomes.Competency on at least one instrument/voice, appropriate repertoire and basic improvisation skills. 
  • Competency on at least one instrument/voice, appropriate repertoire and basic improvisation skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills. 
  • Hospitals can be extremely challenging places to work due to the conditions of some of the patients and the high demands placed on staff. Applicants will need to be confident that they are able to work in this environment.
  • Understand and explore the place of music in health settings and related ethical issues 
  • Identify and explore the theoretical and practical skills needed to work as a musician in health care settings 
  • Musical techniques and approaches (vocal and instrumental repertoire, appropriate instruments, improvisation) 
  • Spatial awareness and interaction with patients and families 
  • Working in partnership with health institutions and care staff 
The week course will be led by Nick Cutts and Kate Murdoch

Course Details
Date : 25th February – 1st March 2013
Time: 9.30-5pm Daily
Location: TBC – Brighton & Hove
Course Fee: £120
Refreshments: Tea and Coffee will be available, however to keep costs down we ask you to provide your own lunch
Application: Please email rachael@rhythmixmusic.org.uk for a form. This is to be completed by the 19th November 2012. Decisions will be announced by the 19th December

Rhythmix is actively developing work in this field however, participation on this course does not guarantee you future work with us. Rhythmix reserve the right to reclaim the full cost of this course should the participant above fail to attend any part of the course. A contract will be issued to participants once a place has been offered to guarantee commitment to the course. Places are limited and will be allocated at the discretion of Rhythmix.

Be-Connected - Networking Events in September

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Be-Connected FREE Networking events are here to support the transition towards a new landscape of music education within the South East. 

Working together to put on these events will be;
- Youth Music module holders for Musical Inclusion and Networking (programmes which replace MusicLeader South East (MLSE) and Youth Music Action Zone (YMAZ))
- Music Education Hub leaders
- Artswork (Arts Council England Bridge Organisation)

For more information on what to expect on the day and to book your place please visit the relevant links below.

Region: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Kent, West Sussex & Surrey
Venue: Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
Date/Time: 19th September - 17.30 - 19.30
Book Here: http://be-connectedbrighton.eventbrite.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484599201568940/

Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Reading, Slough
Date/Time: 25th September - 17.30 - 19.30
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Drake way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0GQ
Book Here: http://be-connectedreading-eorg.eventbrite.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/241686622618195/

Region: Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Isle of White
Venue: SoCo Music Project, Top Floor, Bargate Shopping Centre, Southampton, SO14 1HF
Date/Time: 26th September -4.45pm - 6.45pm
Book Here: http://be-connectedsouthampton-eorg.eventbrite.com/    
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320859961341832/ 

Silent Voices Exhibition

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Silent Voices is a sound and video installation created by young people accessing Charlie’s YMCA drop-in centre in Eastbourne, giving them a platform to be heard. 

A collaborative project between young people, artists and musicians from Rhythmix, who worked in partnership with Towner Art Gallery and East Sussex Music Service. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 

The installation will be running from 10am on 11th May until 10pm on 13th May. We really hope you can come along at some point over the weekend! Please join our Facebook page for more information which will be updated soon https://www.facebook.com/events/131404616984568/ and share with your friends!

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Music Summer School 2012

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts have released their music summer school schedule for 2012. Please click on the link for further details


Brighton and Hove Early Years Music Network

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Vocal work and music for Early Years with Speech and Language difficulties

= Do you work in an early years setting?
= Would you like to learn how to use music?
= How can you use music to increase movement and
= Want to meet and learn with others in the city?

If you want to know more this  networking day is for you!

This terms session focuses on Props, Puppets and Action songs! Using everything from feathers and bean bags to a Pringles tin, Caroline will show you how to use inexpensive props to bring Early Years songs to life! Learn new action songs to help encourage movement and increase vocabulary in your groups.No musical experience is required - all repertoire is easy to sing and will be accompanied by

The Course Leaders

Caroline Henderson:  Caroline has worked in nurseries and Early Years settings across Brighton and
Hove since 2007. She is an Early Years Tutor, Trainer and Mentor for Rhythmix and runs Seahorse
music after-school club at West Hove Infants.

Course Details
Date and Time: Monday 26th March, 1.30-4pm
Location: Brighton Unitarian Church, New Rd, BN1 1UF Map here
The venue is fully accessible – please inform us of any accessibility needs that you have.
Refreshments: Tea & Coffee, Please note that lunch isn’t provided.
Course Fee: FREE

To book your place or for more information please contact Rachael Casoria:
rachael@rhythmixmusic.org.uk or 08701 417484 (ext 1)
Web: www.rhythmixmusic.org.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RhythmixMusic
MusicLeader South East: www.musicleader.net/southeast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicLeaderSouthEast

Sound Connections-Spring Training

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sound Connections Web address: www.sound-connections.org.uk

Youth Justice Taster Day, 22nd February
A one day practical workshop introducing participants to the skills required to run a successful music workshop working with young offenders.

Music for those on the Autistic Spectrum, 28th February
This workshop will be sharing an overview of understanding the needs of those with autism and useful approaches when music leading with these groups. The day will be mostly hands on with theory discussed when necessary.

Free Sing Up London Conference, 7th March
We would like to invite you to attend a free Sing Up London Conference on 7th March (9.30am-4.30pm). The event is aimed at primary and secondary teachers and community musicians in London, everyone who is engaged in vocal and singing activities with young people both in and out of school.

Child- initiated Play, 15th March
This one day course will look at ways of increasing levels of child-initiated musical play within the context of working in an early years environment either as an early years practitioner or a visiting musician.

Singing Assemblies, 22nd March
Get them singing, keep them singing, and learn while you sing!  This session will show how assemblies are a great time to introduce musical skills, explore 'special' repertoire and develop part-singing with the whole school!

Shake It All About: Who’s Doing the Music? 22nd March
Sound Connections and the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) invite you to a day's seminar looking at the role of parents and families in supporting music-making outside of early years settings.

Olympic- themed Playground songs, 27th March
Using singing games and fun songs, this practical and fun workshop will explore simple ways of leading classroom singing without the need for a piano.