We had a fun final music session before second lockdown, with the LMS UK Portsmouth Group, who have been working as a bubble together. With support from Jim Chorley, we worked on lyrics, and recorded group vocals for the song. The Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has made this and other sessions possible.
It was a fun music session with the PKL Group today. We practiced and recorded some vocals, and new keyboard parts for the song. The Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has made this and other sessions possible.
We remain open and continue to work electronically through online platforms, facilitating sessions and attending meetings. We have completed our Inclusive Music Project 2020 with support from Music Fusion, and Jim Chorley. We are developing plans to move forward and are looking for more ways we can support the local and wider community safely.
We have been spending the last few months working on projects, and having online and phone meetings where possible, with the GMV music group, and LMS UK songwriting groups. We have also been trying different ways to stay in contact with people, by offering general support and being an ear to people, where we can, whilst continuing to work on other projects remotely.
With Toucan Diversity Training Ltd we facilitated some Visual Impairment Awareness training sessions for the staff and volunteers at the Mary Rose Museum. We have also completed some lyric writing and song composition sessions with Losing My Sight UK. The two groups now have a demo track each, which they will use for rehearsing to before having them recorded. The GMV Music group is continuing to work on their projects.
We started the New Year with two new projects. First of all we worked with Rachel Goodall to create the backing track for her show called “Victory Day”. Also, with support from Music Fusion, we started another Inclusive Music Project at Toynbee School. We have also continued to facilitate 1to1 and small group music workshops.
It has been another busy month. We completed the backing track for Rachel Goodall and her performance of her original show “The Shoes That Were Danced Through”. We are continuing to deliver group music workshops with the GMV Music Group, and we have also facilitated a taster session at Craneswater Junior School, which will hopefully lead to new opportunities, in the future. We are still working on our first audio book trial, alongside supporting two groups of adults to create original songs for an upcoming project, which you will hear more about soon.
Things may have appeared quiet from us for a little while, but it has been busy the last few months. We have continued to deliver both 1 2 1, and group music workshops for people of all ages, made new connections, which will hopefully lead to new opportunities, and started work on our first audio book trial, with support from Ben Whyntie at The Old Blacksmiths Studios Portsmouth. Also we are supporting groups to create original songs for an upcoming project, which you will hear more about soon.
It has been great to continue working with an individual, to further develop their keyboard skills, and give support on creative ideas. Thank you to Music Fusion in The Spring Arts Centre, Havant for providing us with a space.