Stories from the early years music community

Our final edition of Sounding Board journal for 2023 is now available; and it's a jam-packed edition celebrating early years music practice across the UK. This issue is curated by our board member and seasoned early years practitioner Carol Bowden; and includes contributions from Sound Sense members including Magic Acorns, Victoria Holmes, Dr Ryan Humphrey, Moor to Sea Music Collective, More Music, Gica Loening, Yvonne Wyroslawska, Soundcastle and NYMAZ.

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News & Views
14 March 2024
  • Drake Music accessibility training
  • Young Children's Creativity Research survey
  • Small grants for folk singing projects
  • Plus jobs, training and events
19 February 2024
  • From NYMAZ to AMP
  • Help shape the Inspiring Voices podcast
  • Flexible Working for parents and carers in music
  • Plus jobs, training and events
Courses & Events
04 March 2024 - 29 April 2024
A Youth Music funded practical and interactive online six-week Zoom course for anyone who wants to improve their skills and knowledge in early years music
28 March 2024 - 23 May 2024
The Orange Collective is delivering this online session for arts and wellbeing practitioners to gather and reflect on their work