Making a band, Creating a bond!

Posted on May 20th, by Rebeka in Events, MInc, Training. No Comments

Making a band, Creating a bond!
Led by Sam Dunkley
Thursday 6th March 2014
St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ
JUST £40 (please bring your own lunch)

For more information or to book a place please contact, call 01422 383130 or visit

Sometimes, working in one big group, or with a whole class, isn’t what’s needed. This session provides techniques for working with young people to make music in small groups and bands, including:

  • – Designing the process for forming young people into successful bands
  • – How to harness ideas and focus the creative energy of small groups
  • – How to manage and coach several groups working at once, including the technical support needed for playing together, in time and in tune and how to facilitate team working and social skills

Sam Dunkley is a Yorkshire based community musician.  He is in demand across the country as a singer, conductor, workshop leader and presenter.  He has sung for Opera North, conducted at the Royal Albert Hall, presented at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, composed songs for the BBC, trained teachers, written songs in schools and prisons and conducted several choirs.  He is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Yorkshire Youth and Music is a community music education company working across the whole of Yorkshire. We provide music projects for children and young people and train the adults who work with these young people across the Yorkshire region. We are Youth Music’s Musical Inclusion grant-holders for West and South Yorkshire. YYM is Matrix accredited for our advice and guidance services.

This session is part of YYM’s Musical Inclusion professional development programme.

Musical Inclusion is one of Youth Music’s funding modules. The aim of the module is to ensure opportunities exist for children and young people in challenging circumstances to access and progress through high-quality music making across England. Organisations funded to deliver this module are required to have an overview of what music making activity exists in their region, and how they will go about working with regional and local strategic partners to address any gaps in music making provision for children and young people in challenging circumstances. This includes the provision of a range of professional development opportunities relevant to professionals working with these children and young people.

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