Tuesday 27 February 2018, 10am to 4pm
Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD
NYMAZ’s biennial Early Years Music Network Conference returns in February 2018. Join us this year at Scarborough Spa on the gorgeous Yorkshire Coast!
The conference is open to anybody with an interest in music and Early Years, including musicians, Early Years teachers/practitioners, students, playgroup leaders, childminders, and those interested in developing their knowledge in this exciting area of work. Whether you’re already a member of the Network, or haven’t even heard of it, you’re very welcome to come along! You can join the NYMAZ Early Years Music Network here.
All tickets include a NYMAZ Early Years Songbook to take away (usually £5 plus p&p)
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£35 Standard delegate fee
£30 Full member of the NYMAZ Early Years Music Network
£5 Students (student ID required)
The day will include a range of sessions from individuals to arts organisations to Music Education Hubs, all delivering high quality music activities for 0-5s locally and nationally, giving delegates a taste of the multitude of ways young children can be introduced to music. Sessions will include practical, skills-based learning as well as informative presentations to inspire. Our programme includes:
Hallé Orchestra: Developing an Early Years Programme
Steve Pickett, Education Director
How Music Education Hubs can support Early Years music-making – an example from Wiltshire
Nell Farrally, Freelance Consultant
Soundwaves Extra, Take Art: The challenges and rewards of a multi-agency, multi-county music project.
Jane Parker and Caroline Barnes , Take Art
Exploring the pedagogy for the Music Tots programme in Whitby
Rebecca Denniff, Freelance Early Years practitioner and trainer
Early Years and the Common Third – practical and organisational ideas for your early years music delivery from Sage Gateshead (North East) and Wigmore Hall (London)
Eleanor Mooney and Carol Bowden, Early Years Programme Leaders, Sage Gateshead
Bringing Nursery Rhymes to Life
Polly Ives, Freelance musician, workshop leader and trainer
Get to grips with the NYMAZ Early Years Songbook
Hannah Dilworth and Kathryn Sturman, Made with Music
Plus: Plenty of time for networking!
You’ll be able to pick up the NYMAZ Early Years Songbook (included in the price of your ticket!), a new book of 12 original compositions designed to be used in early years settings, and use it straightaway in a workshop exploring creative ideas to take back to your setting.
This year there will also be Early Years Music Resources available from the Musicport Shop to buy there and then, or to order, with prices from individual pieces for £5 up to £150 for a full kit.
We’ll look at the growing trend for commissioning work for early years children, and speak to some of the companies and venues making waves in this corner of the arts.
As always, we’ll provide opportunities for delegates to network with other professionals in the field, whether to catch up or to make new contacts, and we encourage you to share with eachother some of your own experiences, achievements and/or challenges in Early Years music.
Please join us!