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This is one of a series of messages to share a little bit about the wide range of brilliant Sheffield-based arts and cultural organisations you could work with.

If you’re looking to bring arts and cultural practitioners into your school, Create Sheffield can help you! Firstly why not try and use our Partners search function on our website, if you can't find what you want, get in touch

Music & Performance

During our Why Creativity Matters NOW conversations, we ask 'how can engaging in performances and events build community?' We have two sessions which we hope you will join us for;
  • For KS2 and up, 11th October 16:30-17:15, book here
  • For Early Years & KS1, 12th October 16:30-17:15, book here.  

All of Create Sheffield’s Partners do fantastic, high quality work. Here are a few examples of Sheffield-based companies that work directly with schools in this area:

Music in the Round is the leading national promoter of chamber music.

Learning and Participation lies at the core of all their activity. Music in the Round have strong partnerships with Music Education Hubs, schools, universities, colleges and, importantly, audiences, enabling them to bring music alive to people of all ages. 

In schools, Music in the Round engage young people at all levels from nursery, infant, and junior schools to secondary schools and colleges, these projects aim to support the work of teachers by offering exciting opportunities to work with and be inspired by professional musicians at close quarters. They also work to support teachers themselves with INSET sessions, resource packs, and ongoing advice and inspiration.. Visit their page for schools here.  

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Soundpost have been developing their schools projects over the last few years, introducing the vibrant world of traditional English folk music to children across the city. Recent projects include the Sheffield Carol Project, The Soundpost Folk Factory Project, Spring Sing and Folk Factory after school clubs ran by Nicola Beazley (another fantastic Create Sheffield Partner).

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Music Hub

Sheffield Music Hub is a partnership of Music Education organisations in the City led by SCC Sheffield Music Service. This partnership works to ensure that every child, regardless of race; gender; where they live; their levels of musical talent; parental income; whether they have special educational needs or disabilities; and whether they are looked-after children; have access to the very best music education. Schools can keep up to date with future events and training and access resources here

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Becky Stroud

Becky is a Primary Music Teacher and Freelance Music Education Practitioner, with over 20 years experience working in KS1 and KS2. Becky collaborates with teachers, in their own school setting, to create and deliver bespoke practical music-making workshop style sessions, often to complement a theme or topic in school. Becky also offers Artsmark and Arts Award support. 

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Concerteenies, founded in 2017 by Polly Ives, presents quality musical experiences including concert experiences for children aged 0-5. Some of her projects include; 

  • Little Moments of Joy in partnership with Age Better Sheffield.
  • Musical Stories bringing children's stories to life with online videos and accompanying resources.
  • Chatterbox Music an 18 month project ran in four Sheffield Primary Schools which bring together communities to co-create a collection of accessible musical activities and songs to encourage language acquisition, social and verbal communication. 

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There are many brilliant arts & cultural organisations specialising in music & performance in Sheffield. Here are more of our Create Sheffield Partners:

  • Sheffield Music School students learn a range of general and practical musicianship skills, such as performance and ensemble playing and offer specialist music theory classes, including support for GCSE and A Level music.
  • Sheffield Music Academy exists to inspire excellence and provide specialist training for young musicians aged 6-18 years.
  • Brightside Music CIC have extensive experience in healthcare settings and can adapt their work for educational settings, providing a focus on health and wellbeing. 
  • Link Learning is a team of teachers, musicians and artists specialising in music technology and deliver high-quality creative activities that encourage exploration, discovery and experimentation.
  • Music in the City is a student-led organisation from the music department of the University of Sheffield, providing popular interactive 'Musical Storytelling' sessions. 
Find more Create Sheffield Partners
We are Create Sheffield, Sheffield’s Cultural Education Partnership, we are a charitable company, supported by IVE, the Arts Council England’s Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber and a series of Sheffield based funders.

This email is in support of Why Creativity Matters NOW, the big conversation about arts and cultural education in Sheffield, part of the Learn Sheffield Autumn Online Festival. Read more here, book onto one of our events here, or get in touch with our Creative Education Producers Jenny Coats, Amy Willoughby and Becky Stroud from Beck School.  
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