Music and vocal workshops

Introduction to Community Music Leadership

(Inspired by training from Musicians Without Borders)

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019
  • 1pm – 5pm 
  • The Bridge Youth Centre, Clare Crescent, Leatherhead. KT22 7RB

Surrey Music Hub and AIME (Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England) are pleased to offer a free introductory training session for new and experienced music leaders who are interested in learning more about community music approaches.

Learning objectives
This is an introduction session to gain knowledge and skills in facilitating music workshops based on Musicians without Borders’ (MwB) principles and methodology. The session will introduce the MwB five principles: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality alongside focusing on how to use non-verbal communication/conducting in inclusive settings and how music can be used as a tool for peaceful coexistence.

• Principles: The trainee will gain practical skills in following the principles of Musicians without Borders as a workshop leader.
• Methodology: The trainee will learn how to connect activities with the principles of Musicians without Borders and music activities.
• Community: The trainee will gain knowledge of how to use conducting and non-verbal communication techniques.
• Leadership: The trainee will gain practical experience in leading and facilitating workshops.

Liz Ikamba
Liz is a singer, musician and visual artist with over 10 years’ experience as a creative facilitator, trainer and social entrepreneur. As co-founder to community interest company Synergy Creative Community CIC, she has delivered therapeutic and creative activities for adults experiencing mental health issues, and has helped to build local networks of peer support and creative exchange. She has also worked with a number of other groups at risk of social exclusion; including the learning disabled, children and young people, and refugees. Her work is centred around using music the arts for social change, and helping individuals as well as communities to fulfil their potential.
Sandro Granda
Sandro is a drummer, music facilitator and has a background in The Arts. Sandro has taught drum kit internationally at degree level. He is a qualified drum circle facilitator and runs workshops for children and adults in community settings such as mainstream schools, special schools, mental health, refugee groups, hospitals and prisons. He also works as a tutor with UP! and I Speak Music Orchestra. He is the founder of ‘Drumming the World’, a project based on drum circle principles that creates an inclusive, fun and enjoyable experience, where all abilities can participate, using instruments from around the world.

To book you please email with the following information:
1. Name
2. Your organisation/freelance
3. Your specialist area/area of interest (PRU/Youth Offending/SEND/Refugee/Mental Health/School/other)
4. Your musical specialist area (vocals/guitar/music production/brass/woodwind etc)
5. Additional access requirements

Music for the development of the whole child and relationships in your setting

  • 7th November 2019 
  • 4.15-6.15pm 
  • Lightwater Village School, Catena Rise, Lightwater, Surrey GU18 5RD
  • £15

Aimed primarily at Early Years and Key Stage 1 teachers – Led by Stephen Grocott

Aims and objectives – Delegates will have opportunities to:                 

  • Gain a repertoire of tried and tested multicultural songs, games and rhymes that is rich in content and that children enjoy
  • Learn simple ideas and techniques that increase their confidence in their innate musicality including help with developing lively rhythm work and using instruments
  • Learn to provide opportunities for musical play and ideas for extending that play
  • Learn how to use this new material (and the songs they already know) to improve children’s’ relationships with each other
  • Use their music sessions to contribute to the wellbeing of parents, children and staff and the relationships between them

Book ‘MusicDevelopment

Music as a tool for building Thinking Skills, Well-being and Empathy

  • Thursday 14th November 2019
  • 16:30-18:00
  • Worplesdon Primary School, Envis Way, Guildford GU3 3NL
  • Worplesdon Primary School

Early Years, KS1 and KS2

Learn how skilful use of simple singing games and rhymes develops excellent musical progression, well-being, resilience and empathy. This will also include a short planning session at the end with Guildford Schools for a potential orchestra day in the summer term.

The Architecture of Musical Literacy

  • Thursday 9th January 2020
  • 4.30 – 6.00pm
  • Worplesdon Primary School, Envis Way, Guildford GU3 3NL

KS2 and KS3

Learn how to develop thinking skills through musical literacy, to ensure progression in musical literacy for every child. This will also include a short planning session at the end with Guildford Schools for a potential orchestra day in the summer term.