Sound Connections Early Years Music Conference 2017

With Open Arms: investigating musically inclusive practice in early years

Posted: 01/11/2017

“If inclusion is the root from which everything else blooms, early intervention is the seed that must be planted.”

Early intervention is the key to unlocking children and young people’s life-long resilience, personal and social potential, health and happiness, and musical engagement sits right at the core. There are plentiful examples of high quality early years music taking place across our communities, but many children and families facing challenges in their lives are being excluded and denied the opportunity to fulfil their own potential. These may be through economic difficulty, life circumstance or condition, or be behavioural.

So on Monday 6 March 2017 at Lyric Hammersmith we will be proposing some solutions to address this imbalance and together as sector, explore approaches to ensuring that all children in early years, whatever their circumstance, are welcomed with open arms.

With contributions from Creative Homes, Pulse Arts, Creative Futures, Wigmore Hall, The Music House for Children, Tri-borough Music Hub, World Beaters Arts and Culture, this conference will:

  • Outline social need and explore existing barriers to musical engagement for children, families, workforce and our wider communities
  • Explore examples of innovative creative arts practice with isolated families, children in hospital settings, with speech and language difficulties and demonstrate the strength of evidencing impact
  • Discuss multi-agency approaches to delivery, the challenges and the value of cross-sector working to improve the quality of our engagement.

Further details about the conference programme and speakers will be released in due course.

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More on the LEAN website:

Early Years section – The Rainbow Collective

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