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Talk into Action

This ground-breaking book by Geoffrey Baker examines the development of the Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín (the Network of Music Schools of Medellín), a network of 27 schools founded in Colombia’s second city in 1996.

Over 40 clips from a variety of real life group music activities, to demonstrate the key facets of musical potential as identified by primary and secondary class teachers, peripatetics, community musicians, music services and other arts organisations.

Watch the three training sessions from our April 2021 CPD Day.

The MPR is an open forum for generating ideas and exploring complex issues and is focussed on action. Tools on Good Questions enable people to take ideas and apply them to change what they do.

A series of webinars to support understanding and implementing each area of the Talk into Action pledge.

Recommendations from Talk into Action pledgees of books, podcasts, social media accounts and video content they’ve engaged with and found valuable. You might be an avid reader looking to add titles to your shelf, looking for some thought-provoking video or audio or a keen Instagram user hoping to expand your feed – there should be something here for all of you. We’d like to keep growing this list so if you’ve read, seen, or heard something that’s positively contributed to your EDI journey recently, please email and let us know.

The third paper in Voices Foundation’s ongoing series of briefing reports is The Benefits of Music Activity for Disadvantaged Children. Participation in music activities can be extremely beneficial in terms of providing disadvantaged children with an accessible learning environment while also supporting their language and communication skills.

The Improvise Approach is an exciting way of providing creative music-making opportunities for people with special needs.

A short guide for tutors on how to incorporate the ideas surrounding inclusion into their lessons and teaching.

Resources from our online sessions curated by Nate Holder of Why Music, exploring rap, hip hop, blues, Steel Pan, and Islam & music.