• Wednesday , 17 July 2019

Professional Development Day: Running a Youth Folk Ensemble!

The Professional Development Day Р5th July 

This professional development day is aimed at musicians who are leading youth folk groups with young people (secondary school age) in formal or informal education settings; and music hub staff, peripatetic instrumental teachers and music teachers who are interested in starting a youth folk group or developing their knowledge of folk style and techniques.

The day will be led by the National Youth Folk Ensemble artistic team. They will share approaches to running youth folk ensembles, reflect on folk music learning methods, and celebrate good practice in youth folk music.

National Youth Folk Ensemble Artistic Director Sam Sweeney with core tutors Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter lead practical instrumental sessions exploring tools for teaching and developing folk specific techniques and style. There will be discussion groups and presentations from organisations running successful youth folk activities, showcase different ways of working with young folk musicians.

If you would like more information please get in touch with Florentina Bowden at florentina@efdss.org