[VIDEO] Practical guidance for using songwriting in inclusion work

Music tutors and workshop leaders Victoria Port and Ije Amaechi share practical guidance, tips and insight into teaching songwriting. This CPD is for anyone interested in delivering songwriting, whether you are an instrumental teacher or workshop leader. It’s particularly helpful for tutors developing inclusive practice.

They look at case studies of young people they have taught both in one to one and group sessions, play examples of young people’s songs and go into detail about how to help a young person write their own lyrics and melodies. They also demonstrate as the ‘teacher and student’ how this could look in a lesson and show how tutors can come up with different chord progressions to write with.

Changing Tracks is a programme of peer support and learning for and with music services wanting to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. It is run by Hertfordshire Music Service and funded by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. It was previously called MusicNet East. We help music services to be more inclusive by providing peer networks – one of which is facilitated by Music Mark  – training and consultancy, advice and resources.

Find out more about us, or check out the other resources and blogs on this site for more help for music services, and visit the AMIE Musical Inclusion Resource Hub for more inclusion tools and guidance, blogs, videos, and case studies.

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