Working with young people

Safeguarding

When it comes to a broad topic like safeguarding it can be difficult to know where to start. To help we've produced a range of resources (including a template policy) and can help arrange DBS checks for you. We'll continue to add to these, but in the meantime if you think we're missing something that would be helpful for groups like yours, do please let us know.

Information and advice event (Luton): Growing your membership (with a focus on under 35s)

It's the perfect time of year to start thinking about recruiting new members for the autumn term. Many groups have told us that they want to be able to engage better with young people, and thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

 

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, and how you can use it to help your group reach more young people.

We'll talk about:

Location

Luton Central Library
St George's Square
LU1 2NG Luton
United Kingdom

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This guidance summarises the changes in relation to child safeguarding legislation made in 2012 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The millennial gap: Tips for recruiting younger members

Struggling to recruit younger members? In this guidance, reprinted from the Autumn 2016 issue of Highnotes, Making Music’s Youth Engagement Manager Xenia Davis has some suggestions.

The biggest barrier to young people joining music groups isn’t repertoire, or classical music being perceived as ‘stuffy’, or the age profile of the group.

Information and advice event (Southampton): Growing your membership (with a focus on under 35s)

About the event: 

 

Our research into engaging under 35-year-olds has led to the development of brand new resources on recruiting and retaining new members which apply to people of all ages.

Come along and find out more about these resources, and how you can use them to help your group reach more members. This session is particularly relevent to groups who meet to rehearse on a (fairly) regular basis.

We'll talk about:

Location

SO14 0YN Southampton
United Kingdom

PDGYA presentation concert and Making Music AGM

Our annual presentation concert by the winners of the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Artists (PDGYA) is a brilliant chance to see some of our best young musical talent perform live. The 2018 winners are: 

Location

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL London
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Barnstaple

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Barnstaple to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

EX31 1EL Barnstaple
United Kingdom

Working with Music Education Hubs

There is a well documented drop off in young people’s involvement in music making aged 18 when they leave the formal education system. Collaborations with Music Education Hubs could be one way to prevent some of this drop off.

Individual visits and consultations: Isle of Wight

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in the Isle of Wight to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

PO30 1LL Isle of Wight
United Kingdom

Information and advice sessions (Around Bangor, North Wales): Helping your group to thrive

An opportunity to meet Wales Manager, Abby Charles, to talk about all aspects of running your group.

Location

LL57 1PA Bangor
United Kingdom