Blog Posts
23rd March 2018 in Blog

The ICE Project – CAMHS Holiday Workshops

SoCo Music Project were recently asked to deliver a holiday music engagement programme for young people as part of The ICE Project, a partnership between Hampshire Cultural Trust & Hampshire…

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20th February 2018 in Blog

SoCo’s work in Southampton Schools contributes to Youth Music’s landmark national study

We are delighted to share a powerful and insightful interim evaluation report that highlights how sustained involvement in music-making can have a positive impact on young people’s attainment, engagement and…

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10th January 2018 in Blog

Exchanging Notes Case Study: SoCo Music Project and Rosewood Free School

Exchanging Notes   We are embarking on the final and fourth year of our Exchanging Notes Project, which has seen some phenomenal outcomes (musical, personal and social) for young people... Read More
13th November 2017 in Blog

Music For VI

SoCo Music Project is delighted to announce a series of fun and exciting after school music-making sessions for young people with visual impairments. This project, funded by People’s Postcode Lottery,…

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26th May 2017 in Blog

Measuring the Impact of the Arts

On the 15th May 2017 The CHAOS Network hosted an afternoon of discussion and exploration about how, as artists and arts organisations, we can better measure the impact of our…

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4th May 2017 in Blog

The National Curriculum vs. Extra Curricular Activities

My name is Olly Lewis and I work for SoCo Music Project, a local organisation that specialises in improving music provision within the county of Hampshire. In this blog I…

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4th April 2017 in Blog

Accessing thoughts, feelings and emotions in young people with autism and learning difficulties using songwriting

My name is Jim Chorley and I work for SoCo Music Project. I’m a community music practitioner with my specialism being songwriting. I work with groups of vulnerable young people…

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24th February 2017 in Blog

Developing Urban Music

Urban Music is a broad term and includes diverse genres such as house, drum & bass, hip hop, dubstep and grime, all genres that generally only make an appearance in…

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16th February 2017 in Blog

How does music challenge the restrictive linearity of Gender Identity?

For several months, my colleague Jim and I have led songwriting workshops to Breakout youth group. The young adults that attended the sessions ranged between the ages of 11-23 and…

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