Event Information

October 2018 - February 2019 | 18+ | £250 | Midlands Arts Centre

From October 2018 MAC Makes Music is running its first innovative programme specialising in music work with children and young people with Social, Emotional, & Mental Health Difficulties.

This is an intensive music training programme around working inclusively with young people in challenging circumstances. The course is the first of its kind to focus on working with children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, notably those excluded from school or at risk of exclusion. The course is designed for musicians, music students, teachers, community musicians, and other professionals who have an interest in working with these young people.

The course will have a strong emphasis on practical musical skills including rhythm, voice work, improvisation, and songwriting. Additional skills will include leadership, facilitation, group work, and behaviour management.

The course involves 4 full days and 4 early evening sessions between October 2018 and February 2019*, as well as placement opportunities with established music leaders in schools and alternative education settings. This area of work is highly specialised and there is increasing demand for skilled music leaders in this area. This course will act as a pathway to employment for successful participants.

Payment plan or bursary applications may be considered depending on individual circumstances. To discuss further, please contact MAC Makes Music Administrator, Charlene Marriott charlene.marriott@macbirmingham.co.uk

*Dates and times as follows:

Thursday 11 October 2018
10am - 5pm
Music Studio 1

Thursday 08 November 2018
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Pinsent Masons Suite 2

Thursday 22 November 2018
10am - 5pm
Music Studio 1

Thursday 06 December 2018
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Pinsent Masons Suite 2

Thursday 10 January 2019
10am - 5pm
Music Studio 1

Thursday 24 January 2019
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Music Studio 1

Thursday 07 February 2019
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Music Studio 1

Thursday 28 February 2019
10am - 5pm
Music Studio 1