In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Malaki Patterson, who is Gloucestershire-based music producer, community musician, music manager, and creative director.
We talk about:
- how he wasn’t identified in school as being ‘musical’ because his musical influences weren’t valued
- the effect that music technology, and the growth of the garage and grime scene had on his creativity and confidence
- his first job in a studio and progressing to managing artists
realising that his ‘practice’ in working with young musicians was in fact ‘community music’
- the barriers facing young people he works with today and the need for decolonisation of music education
- the lack of representation of BAME people in senior positions in music education and music industry
You can access the podcast via a blog on our main website –
or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).