Learning & Participation

Skills Lab

Creative Leadership Programme

Skills Lab offers three days of practical training to develop skills and confidence in Creative Music Leading. Each training day is led by experienced workshop leader James Redwood, and includes a half-day session delivered by a guest leader. Previous guests have included Sarah Freestone, Brenda Rattray-Calo, Jez Wiles, Lea Cornthwaite, Phil Mullen, Rachel Leach and … Continue reading Skills Lab

Skills Lab offers three days of practical training to develop skills and confidence in Creative Music Leading. Each training day is led by experienced workshop leader James Redwood, and includes a half-day session delivered by a guest leader. Previous guests have included Sarah Freestone, Brenda Rattray-Calo, Jez Wiles, Lea Cornthwaite, Phil Mullen, Rachel Leach and John Webb.

Skills Lab training is designed in response to the needs of a selected group of up to 30 music leaders and musicians who are looking to develop facilitation skills in creative music making and workshop leading.

Skills Lab provides participants with:

  • confidence in leading music activities
  • new ideas and activities for sessions, including warm-up games, song materials, approaches and techniques
  • the opportunity to observe and explore different approaches to music leading
  • increased skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a creative music leader
  • the opportunity to collaborate creatively with a network of peers

Please contact Gail (ku.gro.cisumsdleiflatips@liag) to sign up for an email alert for Skills Lab 2020/21, or if you have any questions about the programme.

Participants’ Feedback:

“There was a fantastic variety of music/drama games, composition activities and exploration of facilitation styles.”

“I came with not many expectations – just a willingness to learn more about this kind of work. It’s been amazingly insightful.”

“Really well managed, great guest leaders. Lovely to meet so many young facilitators.”

Our Creative Leadership Programme is currently supported by Help Musician UK’s National Grants Programme and The Scops Arts Trust.

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