In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Ije Amaechi, Victoria Port, and Ross Lanning who are all music tutors working for Hertfordshire Music Service. They are part of Hertfordshire’s inclusion team, specialising in working with young people who face barriers to music education, particularly those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. They are also involved in action research, through a programme called Changing Tracks (previously MusicNet East), to investigate the drivers and barriers of inclusion in music services.
We talk about:
- What reflective practice is
- How you learn the skill or habit of reflective practice
- How it benefits tutors, young people, and the organisation
- Ije, Ross and Victoria share some examples of situations they’ve brought to critical reflection sessions
- and we finish with advice for managers and tutors wanting to bring reflective practice into their music education organisation
You can access the podcast via a blog on our main website –
or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).