Our work supports educational settings to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum through music education, suitable for all age groups and tailored to each setting.

We include a wide range of practical activities embedding opportunities for contextualisation of knowledge and practical relevance.

Early Years

Rap + Rhyme

Explore traditional rhymes and poetry through hip-hop and modern musical genres.

  • Children will develop listening skills through interactive Hip-Hop games.
  • Use familiar traditional rhymes to explore words, melodies and movement.

  • Develop vocabulary and confidence through group performances.

Primary school

What / How

Explore themes through music and performance using high quality diverse books through rap, lyrical devices and storytelling.

  • Diverse books (Explore and Theme)
  • Identity
  • Vulnerability
  • Heritage and community
  • Music and performance

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand / build vocabulary
  • Familiarity with rap and poetic devices
  • Consolidate mathematical knowledge and skills
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Build speaking and listening skills
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Enhanced knowledge of similes, metaphors, alliteration and rhyme
  • Increased confidence in culture and identity

What / How

Explore links between poverty, rap and song in creative workshops and performance.

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand and build vocab
  • Experience teamwork and collaboration
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Learn how to confidently write poems, raps and songs
  • Enhanced rhyming and timing skills
  • Opportunity to enhance skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar

What / How

Explore choice themes to raise aspirations and explore mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Jobs and work
  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy friendships
  • Bullying
  • Social media
  • Community and identity
  • Body Image

Outcomes

  • Confidence in identity
  • Aspirational aims and values
  • Better knowledge of mental wellbeing and self care
  • Better knowledge of how to keep self and others safe on social media and the internet.

What / How

Use music software to create original music, compositions as well as write and record lyrics.

Outcomes

  • Greater appreciation of musical genres
  • Confidence in using computers and music software
  • Increased knowledge of instruments
  • Confidence using music terminology
  • Confidence in using descriptive language
  • Confidence using musical structures
  • High quality performance opportunities

Our long term projects range from a week to a term. They can cover a number of topics and activities including making a music video, song arranging, lyric writing and performances.

Rap styles project

Explore Hip-Hop and rap styles through workshop and performance while tracing it’s evolution.

Music video project

A student lead project where they will write and record songs which will be shot as a music video.

Music Showcase

Workshops creating lyrics for a chosen theme building towards a showcase.

Hip-Hop Theatre Presentation

Workshops creating Hip-Hop adaptations of classic films and stories. This will be done through lyric writing, scriptwriting and, performance workshops.

Equipping educators to promote a culturally relevant and diverse curriculum.

  • Using diverse books to support PSHE
  • Designing a Black History Month Calendar
  • History of UK Activism
  • Inspirational women in Black history
  • Freestyle games
  • How to teach and use Hip-Hop nursery rhymes
  • How to teach lyric writing

Secondary school /PRUs/ FE/HE
Youth settings

What / How

Explore themes through music and performance using high quality diverse books through music, rap, lyrical devices and storytelling.

  • Diverse books (Explore and Theme)
  • Identity
  • Vulnerability
  • Heritage and community
  • Music and performance

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand / build vocabulary
  • Familiarity with rap and poetic devices
  • Consolidate mathematical knowledge and skills
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Build speaking and listening skills
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity

What / How

Explore links between poetry, rap and song in creative workshops and performance.

  • Ladies First – Female rap workshops
  • Hip-Hop and Poetry workshops
  • Rap Workshops

Outcomes

  • Confidence
  • Expand and build vocab
  • Experience teamwork and collaboration
  • High-quality shared performance opportunity
  • Learn how to confidently write poems, raps and song.
  • Enhanced rhyming and timing skills
  • Opportunity skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar
What / How

Presentations, discussions and workshop tailored to chosen topics.

  • Lauryn Hill Masterclass
  • History of female MC’s
  • How to create a classic album
  • Music Business workshop
  • Industry guest
  • History of Black music (UK /U.S/ Jamaica)
  • History of female MCs
  • History of rap
  • History of Grime

Outcomes

  • Deeper insight into the journey of a grammy award winning female artist
  • Enhance knowledge of what it takes to create a project
  • Expand and build vocabulary
  • Experience of teamwork and collaboration
  • Opportunity to network with industry guests
  • Opportunity to receive practical steps with a music project

What / How

Explore a choice theme to raise aspirations and explore mental and physical wellbeing through lyric writing and performance.

  • Jobs and work
  • Do I go to university?
  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy Friendships
  • Bullying
  • Healthy social media lifestyle
  • Community and Identity
  • Body Image
  • Knife and gun crime
  • Sexual health
  • Female sexuality and vulnerability
  • Vulnerable girls group
  • Challenging misconceptions and stereotypes
  • OT – A workshop and discussion exploring the practice of young people going to the countryside from the inner city to engaging in illegal activity
  • Inclusiveness and tolerance
  • Substance and drug abuse

Outcomes

  • Confidence in identity
  • Building core values based on community
  • Aspirational aims and values
  • Better knowledge of mental wellbeing and self care
  • Better knowledge of how to keep self and others safe.

What / How

Utilise music software to create original music. There will also be opportunities to write and record lyrics to compositions created. Also includes:

  • Recording skills workshop
  • DJ Workshops

Outcomes

  • Greater appreciation of musical genres
  • Confidence in using computers, DJ equipment and music software
  • Increased knowledge of instruments
  • Confidence using music terminology
  • Confidence in using descriptive language
  • Confidence using musical structures
  • High quality performance opportunity
  • Increased knowledge of timing.

Our long term projects range from a week to a term. They can cover a number of topics and activities including making a music video, song arranging, lyric writing and performances.

Rap styles project

Explore Hip-Hop and rap styles through workshop and performance while tracing it’s evolution.

Music video project

A student lead project where they will write and record songs which will be shot as a music video.

Music Showcase

Workshops creating lyrics for a chosen theme building towards a showcase.

Hip-Hop Theatre Presentation

Workshops creating Hip-Hop adaptations of classic films and stories. This will be done through lyric writing, scriptwriting and, performance workshops.

Equipping educators to promote a culturally relevant and diverse curriculum.

  • Using diverse books to support PSHE
  • Designing a Black History Month Calendar
  • History of UK activism
  • Inspirational women in Black history
  • Freestyle games
  • How to teach and use Hip-Hop nursery rhymes
  • How to teach lyric writing

Black History

Primary / Secondary / Youth and community groups

Bespoke Historical projects exploring black cultures and heritage across a range of genres.

Literature – Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Bell Hooks, Akala, Angie Thomas

History – Angela Davis, Martin Luther King, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass

Music – Folk, Blues, Jazz, R&B, funk, Hip-Hop, Soul, Neo-Soul, Grime, Drill, Trap

Art – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bandele Tex Ajetunmobi, Malick Sidibé

Bespoke packages available

  • Workshops
  • Songwriting
  • Recording
  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Project
  • Music project
  • Themes on diversity in Britain
  • Empires
  • Cultural awareness
  • African music’s impact on culture
  • UK
  • Jamaica
  • Half a day workshop / Bespoke at request
  • African music’s impact on culture
  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • One off session
  • 1 – 6 week project
  • Bringing books to life with songs, raps and songwriting.
  • Black History Month

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