Music for Education & Wellbeing podcast

Music for Education & Wellbeing podcast: Representation and inclusion in music education – Malaki Patterson, music producer, manager and community musician

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 –

PODCAST [20] Representation and inclusion in music education – with Malaki Patterson, music producer, manager and community musician

or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).

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