Workshops

Upcoming workshops in and around Oxfordshire.

CPD for Musicians: Taking Music in to SEN/D settings

A one-day course for music professionals who are interested in working within Special Educational Needs and Disability settings, suitable for any genre or instrument. The course aim is for participants to gain an understanding of how music can be used to support communication and interaction for children with SEN/D, and to feel confident planning and leading musical activities in SEN/D settings.

Venue: Folk Arts Oxford, 17a Crawley Mill, Witney, OX29 9TJ
Date: 25th September 2018 
Cost: £120 including lunch

Research suggests that musical ability is innate in all of us; even children who struggle to engage or communicate verbally can react in amazing ways to a musical experience. You don’t need to be a Music Therapist to work with children and adults with Special Needs - you just need to have patience, compassion, and an ability to react to your environment.

This course will take you through the basics of working in SEN/D; from communication basics, and using your instrument as a multi-sensory experience, to understanding how to take the lead from the participants, and planning a range of activities. You’ll also learn a few useful Makaton signs - a communication system often used in SEN/D settings.

Course Topics:

An introduction to communicating with Makaton
Using simple songs to support learning outcomes
Music as a sensory experience
Taking your lead from the participants
How to pitch the difficulty level
Planning a session

This is a one day course with lunch included.

For more information and booking please see https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/252541/taking-music-in-to-send-settings

National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days

National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days

  • Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?

  • Play an instrument confidently?

  • Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?

Sign up for a free place at one of our Sampler Days in May/June 2018.

Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument. 
All playing and learning will be done by ear.

These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process. Click here to find out more about auditioning. 

 

To register for a Sampler Day, click on your preferred date and fill in the form: 

Saturday 26 May 2018 
Manchester
Royal Northern College of Music

Sunday 27 May 2018 
York 
The National Centre for Early Music

Monday 28 May 2018 
Gateshead 
Sage Gateshead

Tuesday 29 May 2018 
Didcot 
Cornerstone

Thursday 31 May 2018 
Cambridge 
Cambridge Junction

Friday 1 June 2018 
London 
Cecil Sharp House

Saturday 2 June 2018 
Okehampton 
Ebenezer Hall

Sunday 3 June 2018 
Derby 
Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms

Janet Russell and Jim Woodland in workshop and concert

Village Voices, Towersey, are proud to present a singing Workshop led by Janet Russell, celebrated choir leader, folk singer and song writer.  Come and sing songs in glorious harmony on Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm, in Towersey Memorial Hall, Towersey village, OX9 3QY. 

The workshop will be followed in the evening at 7.30pm by a Concert, when Janet's partner, singer/song-writer, Jim Woodland, joins her. 

Tickets are £25 workshop, £10 concert, or £30 combined ticket.  Tickets must be booked in advance (no tickets at the door) by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ringing Madeleine on 01844 352468.

Workshops

From time to time groups or organisations hold one-off workshops that are open to everyone - details will be uploaded here as we have them.

Follow the links below for more detailed information on regularly occuring workshops and courses.

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