Creative Leadership

Skills Lab Academy London: Music-Making with Others

James Redwood & Sarah Freestone

Thu 16 Mar 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brady Arts & Community Centre

A full-day training session to explore techniques associated with co-creation, taking existing music as a starting point

PRICE: £55 individuals/ £95 organisations/ book all 4 dates before 23rd January and get one free!

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Creating music with others is a key part of music workshop leading, yet can be tricky to master. There are an infinite number of ways to begin this process. 

 This practical training day, the second in our 2023 series, will give participants an insight into the range of approaches used by experienced music leader James Redwood and composer, BBC Concert Orchestra violinist and music leader Sarah Freestone. Featuring a mixture of set-piece exercises and more free-ranging creative ideas, this day will have a focus on using existing repertoire as a starting point for engaging, effective co-creation with workshop participants.

 Expect to come away inspired and full of ideas and techniques for sparking the collaborative music process. Do bring your instrument if you have one, or come prepared to use your voice!

Spitalfields Music is committed to making the course as accessible as possible. Three fully-funded bursary places are available by application. Please complete this form by 9am on Thursday 12th January.

We will also consider supporting other access and/or caring costs to enable as many people to attend as possible. Contact Nicole Artingstall with any access questions: ku.gro.cisumsdleiflatips@elocin


Skills Lab Academy is generously supported by The Late Christopher Vaughan, SHM Foundation, The Wingate Foundation and other individual donors.

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Brady Arts & Community Centre

192-196 Hanbury Street
E1 5HU
United Kingdom

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Whitechapel (5 mins)
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