Live Music Now case studies

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Using percussion to support the musical and personal development of a visually impaired pupil

Sunday 21st December 2014

During September to December 2014, St Christopher's School, Wrexham, Wales hosted an LMN "Musicians in Residence" programme, supported by Classic FM. St Christopher's is a large special school in North Wales with 285 pupils aged 6 to 19 years. Pupils have a range of special educational needs. Most pupils have additional learning needs which include physical, sensory and medical… [read more]


Musical Connections: Bringing Communities together in Northern Ireland

Monday 23rd June 2014

Live Music Now Northern Ireland Musical Connections Program In early 2013 Live Music Now NI delivered a 20-week Musical Connections program to six North Antrim primary schools in rural settings. The Program ran from January to June and was funded by Ulster Garden Villages and The Anti Sectarian Fund. The aim of the project was to build cross community… [read more]


Live Music Now - Supporting Arts Award in Special Schools

Tuesday 17th June 2014

An increasing number of children and young people with SEND are doing Arts Award ( across the UK. Arts Award is a flexible, personalized learning framework accessible to children and young people with a range of needs and abilities. It supports them to develop as artists and arts leaders and gain a qualification in something they enjoy doing. LMN… [read more]


All Together Now, Birmingham

Tuesday 9th July 2013

All Together Now, a music club for families with special needs, took place at the mac (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham from February to November 2012. This pilot project was devised in response to parental frustration at the lack of opportunities for families of children with special needs to enjoy the same musical event together. Live Music Now musicians led monthly… [read more]


Harriet Mackenzie: Violinist and member of the Kosmos Ensemble

Thursday 2nd May 2013

I was privileged to be part of the Live Music Now Scheme for three years with my group the Kosmos Ensemble. We had just graduated from music college and the experience was invaluable. We toured Great Britain working with children with special needs, children from disadvantaged backgrounds, at hospitals, prisons and care homes. It helped us all to develop… [read more]


Simon Hewitt Jones: Violin, Fifth Quadrant

Thursday 2nd May 2013

As a performer on Live Music Now's recital scheme, it could have been easy for artistic quality to be taken for granted or not delivered at the highest level, because of the intrinsic logistical and presentational challenges of each concert. But this never happened. The culture and expectation of excellence was present throughout the whole of our application, training… [read more]


Sally Burgess FRCM: mezzo soprano, opera director and teacher

Thursday 2nd May 2013

Talent & artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated: absolutely!

The talent that LMN attracts is astonishingly varied, from African drummers to refined classical violin players, through opera , jazz, contemporary and extemporising players. They come in twos (singer or instrumentalist and pianist), trios of wind instruments, quartets, sextets and more. They take their work to people whose… [read more]


Julian West: Head of Open Academy, Royal Academy of Music

Thursday 2nd May 2013

One of the most important and enriching experiences I have had in my career has been my time as a musician working with Live Music Now. The experiences I had while working on the scheme showed me ways of being, and possibilities for myself as a musician that continue to have an impact on me on a daily basis.… [read more]


International Residency - Blue Frog in Mumbai

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Scottish traditional musician Laura Grime completed a 3 month 'Creative Futures' residency in Mumbai, funded by Creative Scotland. Laura worked with young people in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in a project hosted by music venue BlueFROG. Laura also worked to develop the skills of outreach music leaders and music teachers in Mumbai.

"The last 3 months have… [read more]


Tribal Life

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Case Study: Tribal Life Tribal Life, in partnership with Looked After Children Education Service, Birmingham, offering 13 young people in care an intensive week of workshops with LMN duo Unit Six (keyboards & percussion), culminating in the performance of the children's own composition to friends and family at the Mac theatre, Birmingham. The project was part funded by… [read more]

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