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Developing Inclusive Praxis & Safe Spaces for Global Majority Vocal Students

Tuesday 5th December 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (London Time)

What is deemed as a safe space is often only considered so positioned through our own lens. Blind spots to another person’s lived experiences and world view, that may differ from our own, can often quite unconsciously end up in us excluding them from certain spaces or else cause them to feel the need to adapt or shape-shift to align with our own ideas. In addition to this, tradition and mainstream ideas around musical spaces and pedagogy have perpetuated narrow perspectives and a lack of systemic change often leaving vocal tutors with few resources and limited support to make teaching spaces more inclusive.

This workshop considers what it means to provide a safe learning space for all students; engages in self-reflection and wider reflection; challenges, where necessary, some of the frameworks and systems that dominate vocal theory and praxis; and seeks to make visible some of the many issues Global Majority students and teachers face that remain largely invisible in mainstream vocal rhetoric.

You are invited to a warm and welcoming environment to explore these issues and reflect together.  Please bring questions and a supportive, open mind to the perspectives of others.

🏷️ Price £20 (UK VAT inclusive)
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Natasha Hendry

Natasha Hendry is currently a PhD psychology candidate at the University of West London with joint supervision from the London College of Music. Her research interests lay in Music Psychology, specifically in relation to Education, Performance and Wellbeing...

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