Presentation on theme: "Moving away from subsidy: A music inclusion ‘centre case-study’ from Swindon Paul Rowe Delivery Manager Make Music Swindon Swindon’s music hub."— Presentation transcript:
Moving away from subsidy: A music inclusion ‘centre case-study’ from Swindon Paul Rowe Delivery Manager Make Music Swindon Swindon’s music hub
Prior: No music provision in centres. Year 1: Provision almost entirely funded by Youth Music / Swindon Hub. Year 2: Significant increase in centre funding for provision. Year 3: Music provision largely funded by the centre. Step by step…
SWAG (Swindon, Wilts and Gloucs): a successful application to Youth Music for a regional Music Inclusion Programme. A local approach in Swindon to the borough council’s EOTAS (educated other than at school) centres. A training dimension for local tutors participating in Swindon’s Music Inclusion programme. Context:
Ask, don’t tell. Adapt to centre constraints e.g. timing, rooming. Identify the tutor-skills sets required. Allow for musical-genre flexibility. A mixture of more experienced (older?) and less experienced (younger?) tutors. Provide good quality, portable equipment, hire-free. How…?
Gain the confidence of centre leaders. Demonstrate success in context (e.g. behaviours, participation, musical performances). Demonstrate clear skill progression. Provide curriculum enhancement. Solve problems. Support centre aims…
To achieve the correct ‘direction of travel’ away from overwhelming subsidy and towards increased centre financial contribution: Provide a musical, tailored, skill-based learning experience which the centre cannot achieve by another means. Engage pupils – including the most ‘difficult’ – by demonstrating both rapid successes (‘quick-wins’) and longer-term musical development. Remember that communication is (almost) everything! In summary…