Spring Training From MusicLeader South West

 To book a place on any of the training opportunities visit www.musicleader.net Click on the South West Region page and go to Events Calendar.

 Would you like to find out about music and disability?  10.00-12.00

4th March, Colston Hall

£5 ML members £10 others

 Drake Music are running a two hour presentation / open workshop for musicians interested in active participation in music making by disabled people. The session will be followed by an opportunity to network over lunch.

Drake Music is a music and technology organisation. We provide disabled musicians of all ages with progression routes into music and the cultural sector, specialising in the use of Assistive Music Technology to break down barriers - physically disabling barriers in particular. We aim to foster creativity, nurture talent, develop new skills and bring together disabled and non-disabled artists. We enable previously unimagined access to music making www.drakemusicproject.org

 An Introduction to Workshop Leading 10.30 – 3.30

8th March, Colston Hall

£10 ML members £20 others

 An introduction to workshop leading aimed at those music leaders who are starting or developing their workshop leading skills. The day will look at approaches to planning and delivering workshops. Participants will come away with practical ideas to use in their work.

Al’s latest book Creative Music Manual, Luniver Press 2009, is a compendium of over eighty tried and tested ideas for workshops, projects and events suitable for the complete novice to music professional. Ray re-trained as a teacher in 1995 after a diverse career path in which music had always been a central theme. He is a singer, songwriter and performer as well as a tutor on various stringed instruments.

Al Summers and Ray Bradfield work together in delivering their work from beginner to professional educators.

 Al and Ray will be running this training around the region on the following dates:

Tuesday 16th March – Wiltshire

Monday 22nd March – Yeovil

Monday 29th March - Bournemouth

These locations are provisional. If you have a group of music leaders who would benefit from this training please get in touch with eva.martino@musicleader.net We aim to get training to where it is needed.

Spotting and Supporting Musical Talent

Monday 15 March, Exeter University                      

 What is musical talent?

How do you spot it in young people?

How do you help support and nurture it?

 You are invited to attend the first of two free training opportunities for music leaders, which will explore these issues in depth using real life case studies and film footage.   Participants will work with experts in the field and create their own tools for identifying talent.  You’ll also be able to find out more about the resources available to help progress young musicians with exceptional potential.

 Open to music leaders working across formal and informal education including class teachers, peripatetics and freelance musicians.

 The training is delivered in partnership between Awards for Young Musicians, Music Leader South West, South West Music School and Exeter University.

 To book your place please contact Hester Cockcroft by Friday 12 March

 Awards for Young Musicians, 0117 9049906 or email enquiries@a-y-m.org.uk

 MLSW    Early Years Development and Support Meetings

Session 2 Shire House, Bodmin, Cornwall   Friday 12th March 10.00 – 12.30

Session 3 Albermarle Centre TA1 1BA Wednesday 24th March 10.00 – 12.30

 MLSW aims to support music provision in Early Years (EY) in the South West by helping to ensure practitioners have the right skills to deliver their work and have ways to share them.

 These meetings are for EY music practitioners who would like to share and develop their expertise.

Musicians who would like to work with EY children

EY practitioners who would like to develop music making in their settings.

Ruth Jones Real Training for Music Leaders Colston Hall, Bristol

£40 for ML members £80 for non members for all sessions

£10 for ML members £20 for non members for individual sessions

 A series of informal project planning and management training sessions specially developed for those using music or arts to work with young people.

 Ruth Jones' training has had outstanding feedback from practitioners who feel the training is real, relevant and valuable. The training days work equally well as standalone sessions or as a set of five, providing great all round informal training. Helps established leaders/managers get their mojo back - and gives new leaders insider tips and confidence!

 Training is tailored to participant's own ideas / work in progress, or uses case studies provided by the trainer.

 "It's as if a light bulb has gone on in my head. I have been doing this for years but now feel really confident about budgeting and fundraising for the first time ever"  - music education worker

 This popular training is tried and tested, currently running for fifth consecutive year in London, with participants ranging from DJs to choir masters, studio producers, and youth workers.

 1. Project Planning and Management - Wednesday 10th February

A step-by-step guide to organising a youth arts or music project - don't lose the plot - get one! For beginners or "brushers up". You have the great idea already - now get it onto paper to get it off the ground......

 2. Building a Budget – Wednesday 24th February

A straightforward practical journey through building a budget from scratch - easy as ABC, 123....  Arrive with a project idea (or use case study provided) and leave with your first draft budget!

 3. Fundraising – Thursday 18th March

Crash course in fundraising - where does it come from & how to get it -from someone who knows! Are the best fundraisers people who are not fundraisers.......your trainer thinks so! Change your mindset.......

 4. Marketing your project – Wednesday 24th March

What works for you? Gonzo? Guerilla? Straightforward, no-nonsense guide through identifying your target markets & creating a marketing strategy that really works for smaller youth arts & music projects.

 5. Evaluating your project – Wednesday 14th April

What is it? Who is it for? How do you do it? What it says on the tin - but much more fun that it sounds

 Roots South West Workshops

 Friday February 26th 

The Art Of Management

 What can you or your band expect from artists management?  How does this arcane science work?  What are the options for putting your band business on a professional footing?  How do managers, agents, record companies and publishers work together on your behalf and what should the agreements look like?  Presented by former professional musician David Jaymes who has represented artists as diverse as Jah Wobble and Sinead O’Connor, and now works with Justin Adams and Miles Hunt.  Chaired by Thomas Brooman formerly Artistic Director WOMAD

 Friday March 5th

Village Hall to Albert Hall

 Show of Hands has traveled a long way from their West Country base in 1991 to becoming a best selling phenomenon both live and on record.  Member, Steve Knightley and manager Vaughan Pearce explain the story of how the band has built its loyal following over the years.  A fascinating glimpse at one way of developing relationships with promoters and audiences leading to growing and continuous success. 

 Thursday March 25th   

Leading Workshops

 So your band has been offered the gig and asked to do a workshop.  It’s tempting to agree, thinking that this is perhaps expected, but you’ve never done one before.  What next?  This session will be a practical guide, from those who know, on how to lead effective music workshops.  The tuition will be provided from a partnership between Folk South West and MusicLeader which will be launched at this year’s Sidmouth Festival.

 Further Information.

All workshops will take place in meeting room 1 at Colston Hall Bristol. 

2pm to 4pm

Cost £5 per session/ £10.00 for all three

Booking line: 0117 922 3686

Colston Hall, Colston Street Bristol BS1 5AR