With age comes experience. But at the Rock School, a new generation of teachers is making us question whether experience is all it's cranked up to be. Shouldn't ambition and motivation count just as heavily when it comes to inspiring our students?
This past month, we began our community music training program in Northern Ireland. Despite many being experienced workshop leaders, the trainees found new ways of engaging with a group using nonverbal communication and creative musical approaches.
Congratulations to the 11 new Musicians without Borders Assistant Trainers! Last week, eight young Rwandans were accepted as Training Assistants for our 2014-2015 projects in Rwanda and Tanzania. The eight new assistants all graduated in February 2013 from Musicians without Borders’ Music Workshop Leadership training, and since then have been using music in support work in their communities with HIV+ children, genocide survivors, and other vulnerable children and youth. In addition to the eight young leaders, three Rwandan musicians will also be employed to work alongside our international trainers during the coming year.
'Harmonise' is our new national music project supporting and celebrating the heritage of refugee, asylum seeker and Roma children. Our music facilitators from refugee and Roma backgrounds will share their stories, discuss the effects of war and creating original songs for performance as part of Refugee Week Celebrations at the Southbank Centre, London.