Reaching out: The impact of music-making on individual and community development in Plymouth


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Lonie D, Naylor R, Traverso R

Year of Publication:
2016

Publisher(s):
BOP Consulting

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The evaluation of two programmes run by Plymouth Music Zone; Project Crossovers, (individuals experiencing challenging transitions), and Keep Singing Keepsake project, (music and singing workshops in seven elderly residential settings). In total the programmes have worked with over 1,500 participants around Plymouth since 2012.

Based on quantitative and qualitative research, including a survey, a workshop, and interviews, participants reported strong personal, social and musical development, which is likely to have longer term impacts, such as improved self and social identities, better relationships, stronger communities, and improvements in quality of life. Taking part in PMZ projects equips participants with musical resources they can draw on to make other aspects of their life less challenging and more rewarding.

 



Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Lonie D., Traverso R., & Naylor R. (2016). Reaching out: The impact of music-making on individual and community development in Plymouth. London: BOP Consulting.