by Phil Mullen. Published in Music Forum magazine, Vol 18 Issue 3 (May 2012)
The English organization Sing Up develops a voice network to work with children excluded from mainstream school.
In mid-February this year a group of 11 community musicians got together for a weekend in Birmingham in England to share songs and music games and to discuss what it was like working with some of the most difficult and sometimes most challenging children in the country. They talked about the complexity of the challenges these young people faced and shared their own ways of engaging them and helping them find motivation to make music.
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