Events & Courses
Introduction to Community Music Practice
25 September 2021
Goldsmiths is hosting this one-day in-person training, led by Graham Dowdall, that will provide an overview of community music and introduce you to the key ethics and practices

This short course is the first in a series of four Saturday sessions run by Goldsmiths University this autumn.

In this training participants will explore educational and therapeutic contexts including schools, hospitals and care homes, as well as investigating the skills and understanding needed to follow a profession in these rewarding areas.

We will explore the three core contexts in the field of Community Music Practice:

  • Educational – the landscape of Music education is changing fast demanding new skills and understanding whether in the formal or non-formal sectors.
  • Community – the breadth of practices and opportunities in Community Music continue to grow as the field develops and adapts to a changing world.
  • Therapeutic – increasingly the therapeutic benefits of music are being understood and many musicians are looking for ways to effectively access and measure these outcomes.

This course is aimed at a range of different participants, including:

  •  youth workers who would like to develop this skillset
  • music leaders already practising in the field
  • music graduates and other musicians who would like to explore additional ways to utilise their skills and passions
  • music service tutors, music teachers, and teaching assistants
  • parents and carers

The course runs from 10am-4pm and costs .£95.

For more information and to book your place, please visit:

Venue Details:
Goldsmiths, University of London