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A Bright Musical Future

A Bright Musical Future

Nicola Stanton, soundLINCS Programme Development Officer, reflects upon the impact music can have in shaping the aspirations and confidence of Looked After Children.  The first time I met Jess she had bravely taken to the Unplugged Stage at 2017’s annual FAB! Looked After Children’s Awards. Jess began to sing, she …

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Music for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired: soundLINCS Launches Good Vibrations Toolkit

Music for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired:  soundLINCS Launches Good Vibrations Toolkit

The Good Vibrations Toolkit is a new music resource for the deaf and hearing impaired developed by soundLINCS to support individuals to deliver inclusive music activities. Dr Paul Whittaker OBE, founder of Music and the Deaf comments: “Congratulations to soundLINCS on creating Good Vibrations.  As a deaf musician with over …

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Good Vibrations – Why Wouldn’t you do Music with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired?

Good Vibrations – Why Wouldn’t you do Music with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired?

The soundLINCS team are thrilled to launch the Good Vibrations toolkit announced by Paul Whittaker at our annual conference earlier this month. “Congratulations to soundLINCS on creating Good Vibrations.  As a deaf musician with over 30 years experience of teaching and promoting the topic, I know there is a need …

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ISME 2018 – Life’s Journey Through Music

ISME 2018 – Life’s Journey Through Music

ISME 2018 – 33rd World Conference of International Society for Music Education, Baku – Life’s Journey Through Music. Baku is a sprawling metropolis with innovative architecture designed to impress and enthral. There are wide open park spaces, fountains delightfully placed between grand buildings and gardens looking out across the Caspian sea. …

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A Global Community Music Vision; Celebrating Culture and Diversity

A Global Community Music Vision; Celebrating Culture and Diversity

The Community Music Activity Pre-Conference Seminar comes to a close, we share our experiences and thoughts as we look to develop our community music practices.  There is rarely an occasion such as this, where so many like minded people are together to fully embrace the richness that community music brings …

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Tbilisi, Georgia: The Community Music Conference Continues

Tbilisi, Georgia: The Community Music Conference Continues

As the CMA conference continues, Nicola Stanton (soundLINCS Programme Officer) continues to share her experiences of taking part in this opportunity in Tbilisi, Georgia. The CMA conference hit full speed today with 18 back to back presentations, singing activities and networking opportunities. Discussing projects, strategies, passions and ideas starts at …

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Tbilisi, Georgia: The Community Music Conference Begins

Tbilisi, Georgia: The Community Music Conference Begins

Community spirit. Creative space. Inspiration. Nicola Stanton, (soundLINCS Programme Officer), shares her experiences of the city Tbilisi, Georgia, home to the Community Music Activity – Pre-Conference Seminar 2018. On arriving in Tbilisi several things jump out, this is a capital city with a much slower, more relaxed pace of life. …

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Community Music: A Power for Change

Community Music: A Power for Change

Community music and music education were at the centre of the conversation at the TEDx event in Lincoln late last year, as soundLINCS’ CEO Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE gave a fantastic speech on the topic “Community Music: A Power for Change”. Nikki-Kate was one of just 20 speakers at the inaugral …

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