Disquiet is an exciting project from Ideas Test, Musical Futures, and Kent Music, where 6 young music leaders from Swale and Medway were trained in the Just Play approach to teach other budding young musicians how to play instruments in 2017.
The young leaders completed an Arts Award Bronze qualification with support from Ideas Test. This is what the young leaders said about Disquiet:
“It gave me a boost in self-confidence and new skills. I enjoyed it, feel like I have improved and am less socially awkward. I can drum better.”
“I made new friends. I found out how easy it can be to teach someone a new instrument. look forward to running sessions.”
“I enjoyed meeting new people and gaining new skills in teaching. I am more confident. “
Due to the outstanding success of the project so far, we are continuing the project in partnership with Kent Music offering Free Music Sessions for any 11- 15 year olds who are interested in learning how to play any of the following: ukuleles, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and drums.
These free sessions are held every Saturday afternoon between 2pm to 4pm, at No.34 in Sittingbourne from Saturday 13 January until Easter 2018.
If you are aged 11-15 and would like to take part, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Places are limited to 10 per session.
Kent Music is a music education charity committed to providing opportunities to individuals, schools and groups across Kent, through individual lessons; whole class instrumental teaching; local and county-wide ensembles and choirs; teacher training; and through creating and supporting special projects and events.
Musical Futures is a tried-and-tested yet innovative approach to music learning, based on methods that are driven by the musical culture of the participants. It brings real-world music learning processes into schools and other formal settings, engaging and inspiring all and promoting inclusion and diversity.