Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST6: Assessment Reflection

For the assessment of this module, our class gathered in the TV studio at university and each presented a workshop, in groups, to the rest of the cohort. The concept designed by my group, myself, Rachel and Jake, was called 'Colour in Music,' and focused on teaching children in primary education that music isn't as …

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Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST4: Guest Speaker

During a lecture, we were treated to a talk by Malaki Patterson, leader of The Music Works, a company that presents workshops for young people with difficult circumstances, and what they can offer members of the community. The Music Works is a charity based in Gloucestershire that operates in primary schools, secondary schools and hospitals. When …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST3: Technology

I have chosen to focus my attention on The Music Works, an organisation operating in the Gloucestershire area that provides workshops and counselling for young people with challenging circumstances in their lives. Their main focus is to engage with their clients through music practice in order to increase confidence, resolve negative behaviours and ultimately make …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST2: The Music Works

‘Jim gets help with the blues and with social isolation’ ‘Jim (not his real name) was an 18-year-old guitarist who was passionate about jazz music but had got stuck and lost confidence in developing his skills. He struggled with anxiety and having dropped out of school and with no prospects of a job or training, …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST1: Psychodynamics

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of psychoanalysis that deals with the interpretation of an individual's emotional and mental processes. It is used as a more immediate alternative to psychoanalysis, which can be quite a lengthy process, to alleviate the symptoms of negative psychological processes. While undergoing psychodynamic therapy the client will be given a review of …