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MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Diverse Voices Music Class

Be Creative!

  • Create group or whole class compositions.
  • Reinforce current classroom topics in a positive fun way.
  • Flexible and inclusive approach to learning.
  • No prior knowledge of how to read music or play an instrument necessary.






Diverse Voices Music Class

The Workshops

Music & Math’s

Music and math’s workshop is a creative composition based session using various mathematical equations and techniques to create interesting rhythms & melodies. Topics covered include fractions, ratios, addition, subtraction & division to highlight the connection between music & mathematics. All compositions will be created by the participants and will show how music can be created without any musical knowledge. This workshop can be tailored to all ages & curriculum.





Diverse Voices Music Class

Music & Stories

Focusing on a class novel, poem or topic, participants are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding of the topic by expressing the emotions evoked by the stimulus to write, arrange & perform a piece of original music. Reinforcing prior classroom learning with musical backing and deeper understanding of the chosen stimuli is the goal for this workshop. This workshop can be tailored to all ages & curriculum.





Diverse Voices Music Class

Composition & Songwriting

Composition & songwriting is a workshop based around the problems and issues young people face in today’s society. Participants are encouraged to express themselves in a safe environment in a positive manner, highlighting the use of music as a way to express even negative feelings into a positive action by creating music. All genres can be covered from rock to hip-hop, dub step to classical. The workshop will culminate in a performance and recording of the participants work.





Diverse Voices Music Class Our pool of talented musicians can offer individual or group vocal & instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments, we also offer a number of weekend or after school clubs aimed at developing young peoples performance skills. Rock School is aimed at giving young people the opportunity to develop as performers playing a variety of songs in different genre’s from week to week in a band format. Participants will develop their instrumental & vocal skills, performance techniques & showcase their material at public events hosted by Diverse Voices. Pop Choir gives participants the chance to develop their vocal skills learning current popular music in a choir, participants will learn breath control, how to sing harmonies, develop confidence when performing and showcase their material in public events hosted by Diverse Voices.



Theatre in Education

Theatre in educationDiverse Voices uses Theatre in Education (TIE) as a tool for relating to young people and empowering them to make decisions that will bring about positive outcomes in their lives. We find our Forum Theatre pieces are highly educational whilst still being engaging and a fun way for young people to learn in a safe environment. We cover topics that are historically difficult to address and the supporting workshops clear any myths and facts that may shroud the subject. For more information on specific pieces please see HEARTLESS, CODE MADNESS and THE AFTER PARTY. As well as our already established productions, our team of talented actors are trained to also research and devise original pieces of drama to cover any specific issues that you feel need to be addressed with your young people..

HEARTLESS

Diverse Voices HeartlessHeartless is a half/day workshop based around a piece of forum theatre. The forty minute forum piece focuses on bullying in various situations. This is followed by a set of workshops designed to identify the types of bullying in the play and explore ways of tackling the issues, using various drama based activities such as hot seating and role play. Our aim is to inform the pupils on all the types of bullying, the reasons behind it, the effects upon those involved and the correct procedures when being bullied and if you are aware of it happening. At the end of the session the play is performed again encouraging the young people to play the roles of key characters to create more positive outcomes.The play is made up of short scenes which use comedy to relate to the audience while tackling a variety of serious issues. It addresses different types of bullying from homophobic to cyber, physical, silent and verbal.

CODE MADNESS

Diverse Voices Code MadnessCode madness is a half day workshop based around a comedy piece of forum theatre. The 30 min forum piece focuses on area /post code wars, and has been based on real life experiences of different young people we spoke too. This is followed by a session exploring the issues of the play and the choices made by the characters, using various dramatic techniques such as role play and team building exercises. Our aim is for the young people themselves to see the seriousness of post code wars/ 'repping your ends'. We will explore segregation, loss of young people's lives due to gang violence, how to be proud of your area without being negative, dealing with peer pressure and fear. The play purposefully uses 'comedy' to address the issues on post code wars to clearly show the 'ignorance' and 'silliness' of some people's thinking, whilst relating it to how it can lead to a variety of serious situations, segregation, knife crime, gang conflict, living in fear and the effect on the next generation.

THE AFTER PARTY

Diverse Voices After PartyThe After-party is a half/day workshop based around a comedy piece of forum theatre. The thirty minute forum piece focuses on peer pressure in various situations. This is followed by a session exploring the themes of the play and the choices made by the characters, using various drama based activities such as hot seating and role play. Our aim is to draw out all the myths around the issues in the play and equip them with the facts and tools to make the right decisions in the future. At the end of the session the play is performed again encouraging the young people to play the roles of key characters to create more positive outcomes. The play is made up of short scenes, which use comedy to relate to the audience while addressing a variety of serious issues including teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, gang conflict, knife crime and the effects of drugs (alcohol and cannabis).

DANCE WORKSHOPS

Diverse Voices Dance WorkshopsDiverse voices dance workshops are energetic and enjoyable activities, where young people receive training in a range of different styles of dance. These workshops cover many genres from contemporary and street, to Indian dance. They are delivered by fully enhanced CRB checked industry professionals, some of which have appeared on Britains Got Talent and UK feature film Streetdance 3D, as well as members of recognised dance groups such as Unity, Flawless and Peridot. Every child can participate in one of our workshops regardless of age and ability. Our Dance Workshops are dynamic and help children communicate through the medium of dance. The dance workshops will develop the participants fitness and health, as well as teaching them about different cultures and periods in history.

Diverse Voices WorkshopsDiverse Voices offers a range of programs delivered by industry professionals, all trained and experienced in their field and in facilitating workshops. These take place during school hours, after school clubs, youth clubs and half term programs. We tailor our workshops to meet the specific needs of our clients, so we offer educational based workshops using the performing arts to address relevant issues, as well as skill based workshops aimed at just teaching that specific art form. We are also an accredited Arts Award centre, able to pass young people up to level Silver Arts Awards.

Services offered include:
Drama Workshops - Dance Workshops, (contemporary, street, indian) - Vocal Training - Band Practice - Ongoing youth production projects (scriptwriting, film production, music production, poetry and spoken word) - One on one mentoring - Consultation Events
Community Cohesion and Citizenship Drop Days



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Clients Testimonials


Brentford School For Girls In June 2012 Diverse Voices were invited to Brentford School for Girls to run a Dance and Drama workshop as part of Media Arts Week. They were professional, enthusiastic and had built a memorable relationship with the students.  The team did a fantastic job creating an inclusive environment and inspiring the young people involved in their workshop to discover their inner creativity...   view all »
Lammas School Logo I have used Diverse Voices on numerous occasions over the past four years. They came highly recommended by the PSHE, Citizenship and Community Cohesion leads in the borough and I have always found their work to be of the highest quality and the highest value. They have supported work directly in Drama and PSHE, two areas for which I have had responsibility. They present thoughtful, intelligent and (most importantly) accessible work that engages the students and enhances their learning and understanding...   view all »
Barclay Primary School Logo Just a huge thank you to you and the other members of your team for the highly successful Anti Racism Workshops you ran in our Year 5 and Year 6. You took the issues that we raised as a school, turned them into playlets and dealt with them sensitively in the format of performance, workshops and performance with changed outcomes suggested by pupils. There is always a very fine line in educating on a subject such as this and you did this exceedingly well...   view all »
London Borough of Newham Diverse Voices have delivered two performances at our Pupil Referral Unit and on both occassions staff and students gave positive feedback. We found the performances to be very current, relevant and the delivery was pitched perfectly for our cohort. The performers were very skilled in encouraging the students to engage in both the performances and the workshops that followed...   view all »
London Borough of Waltham Forest Logo To whom it may concern Diverse Voices has been working with us at the KS3 PRU for over a year. They provide a reliable and well planned drama programme which compliments our curriculum. Sessions are well structured and lead. Our pupils thoroughly enjoy taking part. As well as providing opportunities for English Speaking and Listening National Curriculum Level Assessments, these sessions build towards performances which are then shared with the rest of the school...   view all »
London Borough of Islington Logo 'At first I was unsure of how the children would respond to the Diverse Voices programme, since they all suffer low self-esteem and have difficulties with conflict, which poses a challenge when they are all together in a group, but I was very pleasantly surprised! Dwayne and Alex proved to be excellent facilitators, with strong presence, and they established respect from the children very quickly. Most importantly, the children showed immense enjoyment and complete engagement each session...   view all »
Babcock Partners in Education Diverse Voices are a unique theatre company - hugely creative and adaptable. The group have performed and facilitated workshops around risk taking behaviours in a variety of settings including our annual Teen Voices Conference. They have the ability to engage extremely effectively with young people including some of the most vulnerable and challenging. The drama experience they provide is consistently of a high standard, engaging and relevant to young people...   view all »
Box 4 Life Diverse Voices connect to young people with a rare ease, and use their engaging and entertaining skills with subtlety, to draw young people’s thinking and behaviour towards life-affirming choices. They offer a unique and effective way for drama and the performing arts to foster social and emotional...   view all »
Connaught School For Girls As head of cpshee, the performance and workshops covered a whole range of issues that we needed covering in terms of the curriculum. A great deal of what was mentioned managed to explore the key aspects of sex education and drugs education. The performance also developed into issues around peer pressure, gangs, self-esteem and self image, as well as mental health issues...   view all »
New Rush Hall DIVERSE VOICES provided a program of workshops for our students here at Constance Bridgeman Centre Redbridge, for 12 weeks. Their focus, which we had previously agreed, was to address relevant issues for 14 – 16 year old students – peer pressure, bullying, lifestyle choices etc. They quickly developed positive relationships with the students and were able to encourage them to engage the in classroom based activities, including role play and discussion...   view all »
Newham London Diverse Voices have delivered two performances at our Pupil Referral Unit and on both occasions the staff and students gave positive feedback. We found the performances to be very current, relevant and the delivery was pitched perfectly for our cohort. The performers were very skilled in encouraging the students to engage in both the performances and the workshops that followed...   view all »
Waltham Forest In August 2013, Diverse Voices joined forces with the Youth Offending Service’s Voices in Partnership (VIP) group to plan and deliver peer led group work to young people in the criminal justice system. Over six weeks, Diverse Voices and the VIP formulated an interactive drama and discussion based programme on healthy relationships. This is the first peer led group managed by entirely by young facilitators who had also gone through the criminal justice system and the project proved to be a great success...   view all »
Stoke Newington School Diverse Voices worked closely with our Year Nine students and delivered an excellent and truly inspiring six week workshop with a final five star performance with the young people of Stoke Newington School. The students and teachers where blown away when students and Diverse Voices performed a play that they had written about the different scenarios young people are faced with in school, and life. We would definitely welcome them in again...   view all »
Hackeny Quest We first met Alex and Dwayne from Diverse Voices in early 2012 and were immediately impressed by their passion and enthusiasm to share their love of drama with young people in an inspiring and motivating way. They came along with 3 others and performed at our Keep the Peace event in Hackney and blew away the audience with their drama performance about the effects of living life in a gang. It was funny and real and everyone...   view all »