Coaching for creative teams

Boost your practice with our in-depth project development support
Sound Sense coaching sessions are run by Sound Sense director Åsa Malmsten, an experienced creative producer and coach with many years experience of leading creative teams through commissioning processes and business development.  The sessions are aimed at anyone working in community music practice, wanting to develop a specific project or business idea.

Åsa, who trained as a coach in 2014 following years of self taught practice working in community music, says: "Since taking over as director of Sound Sense, I have been talking to community musicians, trying to work out just what else Sound Sense can offer to our members. Many people I have spoken to have mentioned the difficulty that working in silo can sometimes bring, and the need to get together with others, to set up strong partnerships and a wish to work collaboratively with others. By offering coaching and mentoring to our members, we aim to assist in the CPD of our community music practitioners in a hands-on, practical way. Coaching is a brilliant method of professional development, as it can be tailored specifically to the needs of the team or individual. You can achieve fantastic results in a relatively short amount of time."
” When we booked the coaching with Åsa, we were a small team with big ambitions. The coaching session really helped us focus our priorities and think strategically about what to do and when. By analysing our strengths and weaknesses, we were able to develop business strategies and develop new strands of work, which has helped us build our business. We have never been busier!”
Bridie Doyle-Roberts of Citrus Arts, Wales
Special rates for Sound Sense members

Our standard package includes planning and prep with the team or individual in advance of the session, followed by a session working together on the strategic goals of a project or business plan and follow up support following on from the session. The price for this package is £450, but Sound Sense members benefit from a discount of one third, bringing the total cost to £300.

More professional development opportunities from Sound Sense and its members 

We are the professional organisation supporting community musicians, and a big part of this is supporting professional development. We do this by publishing information on CPD, training, conferences and workshops. As a member, we’d like to share your opportunities too. If you are running an event you think we should know about, get in touch.To view our full listings of courses and events, please click here

01 May 2018
NYMAZ's biennial conference been rescheduled following the bad weather on 27 February - all delegate bookings will be honoured
02 May 2018
Dr Phil Mullen (a Sound Sense member) is giving this lecture as part of the Douglas Alfred Bunce Memorial Lecture Series 2018
03 May 2018
A Centre for Arts as Wellbeing workshop exploring key principles and methodologies for evaluating creative arts for health and wellbeing
22 May 2018
A half day session from Sound Connections for musicians who would like to work with children and young people
24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Presented by the Program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in collaboration with the International Centre for Community Music at York St. John University
09 June 2018
The first of a new series of Community Music Practice CPD days at Goldsmiths, led by Sound Sense member Graham Dowdall
15 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
ISME's 2018 world conference will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. Hurry - early bird registration ends 31 March.

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