Engaging 'hard to reach' families with young children through music

QPFdrumEngaging ‘hard to reach’ families with young children through music

Written by Jenni Parkinson (Soundcastle) and Julian Knight (Creative Futures) for Youth Music Network, July 2016
Soundcastle and Creative Futures are two organisations that use music to reach and connect communities. Here we explore our learning from recent projects on how to access and engage families who fall within the often-cited and hugely diverse ‘hard to reach’ category.

The Art of Facilitation

The Art of FacilitationTeam Work

Written by Hannah Dunster (Soundcastle) for Music Mark magazine, Winter 2013-14

An introduction to facilitation in creative music contexts.

Facilitation as Leadership


Facilitation as Leadership

Written by Hannah Dunster, Gail Macleod, Jenni Parkinson and Rachael Perrin (Soundcastle) for ‘Listen Out’, NAME 2012.

Following an international exchange in São Paulo, Soundcastle’s Facilitation as Leadership was published by the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) in their publication ‘Listen Out: International Perspectives in Music Education’. 

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