In my last post I shared some details about Drake Music's sharing and amplifying 'experiment' in which colleagues are aiming to share at least one thing about their work, both internally and externally, for the next couple of months.
A happy accident meant that Belvue School in Ealing started DM's classic RampItUp! programme at the same time as enrolling six of its students on our Introduction to Music course (Great video about ITM here). The school requested that we cover two units of the course over the duration of the RAMP!, and we thought it might be interesting to share some of our ideas to intergrate the aims of the two programmes within our sessions. So for session 2:
At a Connect & Collaborate London - Drake Music event at Shape Arts in March 2013, my aim was to involve 25 disabled artists/musicians as a focus group to help us to develop possibilities for finding and establishing structures for support for disabled composers, artists and musicians across London. The general feedback was about the difficulties for disabled artists to find support for their individual development and projects.
As my second project working for Drake Music, along with Associate Musician Fil Hill I am helping to deliver a 16 week course at Abbots Lea at Matthew Arnold, which will introduce the Sounds of Intent framework as a means of assessing and monitoring individual children's musical development, as well as helping to guide staff to introduce appropriate musical activity and material to best suit the children with which they work.
Tomorrow Drake Music is having a team get together and ahead of it we have been discussing how we can better use social media tools to stay better connected internally and also to better share our work externally.
We have had a great discussion on our internal Yammer platform - at last count 17 colleagues had pitched in with their thoughts and ideas. Having shared our thinking ahead of the day, we can use our time together to further explore ideas.