04 Dec 2017

POSTPONED: NYMAZ Early Years Music Network Conference 2018


NYMAZ has postponed this event due to heavy snow on Tuesday 27 Feb, which would have caused considerable transport disruption for our delegates and presenters.

The conference will be taking place on Tues 1 May 2018. All delegate bookings will be honoured for the rescheduled conference.

Obviously we were extremely disappointed to have had to postpone, given the amount of preparation that goes into such an event, but we look forward to being able to deliver the conference in full with our great line-up of speakers and workshop leaders in due course, so that everyone can attend!

Please do get in touch with any questions via email or phone - 01904 543382.

Tue 1 May 2018, 10am to 4pm
Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

NYMAZ’s biennial Early Years Music Network Conference returns in May 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)

Book tickets here

Or book via e-mail: millie@nymaz.org.uk
Or telephone: 01904 543382

£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
Jo Brockbank, Programme Manager

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!

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