Skills Lab Training 2017/18: Applications Open

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Thanks to the generous support from Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme, we are currently offering 3 days of training for 20-25 emerging music leaders and musicians looking to develop facilitation skills in creative music making and workshop leading, and the chance to reflect and build on their practice.

Sessions will be designed in response to the goals and needs of the selected group. These may cover topics such as leadership styles, warm-up activities and musical games, specific facilitation approaches and practical music collaboration techniques.

Skills Lab will give participants:

Confidence in leading music activities
New ideas and activities for sessions, including warm-up games, song material, approaches and techniques
The opportunity to observe and explore different approaches to music leading, and to develop and reflect on leadership styles
Increased skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a creative music leader
The opportunity to collaborate creatively with a network of peers

Training days will be held in East London on:

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 10am – 5pm
Friday 2 February 2018, 10am – 5pm
Thursday 3 May 2018, 10am – 5pm

We ask that trainees commit to attend all 3 days.

Skills Lab is offered at a heavily subsidised cost of £50 for the year. In order to ensure that the training is fully accessible to everyone, bursaries are available for anyone unable to pay this cost.

For more information and how to apply, download an information pack and application form.