Stephen (Steve) John Barbé

BSc (Upper II), BA, AKC (Certificate in Music Workshop Skills - Goldsmith College)

Fully CRB checked, public liability insured and committed to the Sound Sense/Music Leader Code of Practice.
“Lots of happy faces as young and old were encouraged to play along.” Dystonia Society.


MUSIC… including

Mission Statement
Through my work I aim to celebrate diversity through music, use music as a focus for group sharing, support environmental and personal well-being through music and support & develop musical confidence and ability. Community and private events, solo and in groups.

Workshop Facilitation
Solo and in groups: Community music sessions with all ages and abilities including: singalongs & vocal workshops, African drumming/junk percussion, children’s musical interaction, movement, story-telling and reminiscence with elders.

LETSwing in concert

Workshops, recording and broadcasting. Original material composed & performed. Videos screened.


Resource awareness through “Community Scrapbands” using junk percussion. “Beats recycling!!”
A variety of music and re-cycling projects in partnership with schools and community groups.

Project Work

Tel: 0207 732 7782 Mob: 0778 8668930 Email: Myspace: Please refer to the appendix on page 3 for my complete links list

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I work with diverse variety of individuals, groups and organisations. For example in care homes, schools & play groups, hospitals, drug units, community centres, jingle companies, at private & community events & with faith, community & environmental groups, housing associations and voluntary sector agencies – both in the UK and abroad. Some typical purchasers of my services are: City Lit - Community Outreach Programme ThamesReach Housing Association – for homeless & vulnerable people Equinox – Drug, Alcohol & Mental Health Support Music in Hospitals – for people in long-stay care Music House for Children Talk Action – a directory/agency for environmental performers Local Authority Departments - Environment, Education… StarTurn - live music agency

PROJECT WORK (examples) Community Scrapbands Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School
In conjunction with Groundwork Southwark - workshops with sixth form students leading to a performance at The Synergy Centre. Funded by The West Camberwell Creative Arts Project/Groundwork Southwark.

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers & All Nations Nursery
With children and adults at Peckham Settlement in partnership with Peckham Hour Bank. Funded by The Community Council Fund/Peckham Programme.

2001-2002 1991–1992 1987–1990 Goldsmith’s College, London Certificate in Music Workshop Skills (student representative) London Institute of Education Passed written assignments for the Primary PGCE Kings (KQC) College, London BSc (Upper II) Environmental Science, Associateship of Kings College, National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (student representative) College of Dietary Therapy at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Diploma in Dietary Therapy Open University - BA (General Science, Biology, Ecology, Food Production Systems)

1986-1987 1984-1987

INSTRUMENTAL AND VOICE including Vocal Process, flute (grade 5), various Afro-drumming leaders in the UK and abroad, guitar WORKSHOP APPROACHES including Music Interaction, Introduction to Music Therapy, Search & Reflect COMMUNITY/SOCIAL ISSUES… including disability awareness, drug & alcohol awareness, adult and child protection, communication skills, non-violent conflict resolution, health/safety and first aid (if all else fails) ENVIRONMENT including Homes Going Green in SE15

Sound Sense Southwark Arts Forum Peckham Hour Bank Youth Music Peckham Space Critical Friends Growing Southwark LONSAS directory Cooltan Arts Transition Towns Peckham London Arts in Health Forum Roy Wells’ Collage of Music Early Arts Map Teaching Music Southwark Chamber of Commerce ArtsHub For links to various sites featuring my profile and other info please go to: Please refer to the appendix on page 3 for my complete links list

Appendix - Steve Barbe's complete links list (please click on web address to load) :
Tingle Factory Roy Wells' Collage of Music Toad in a Hole (Revived) - The pop video Toad in a Hole - narrated version - part 1 Toad in a Hole - narrated version - part2 Toad in a Hole - bloopers and outtakes Southwark Arts Forum LETSwing Community Scrapbands Teaching Music ‘Talk Action’ Lonsas Artshub Sound Sense Child and Sound Music House for Children Youth Music (please type Steve Barbe into the keyword box and click search - then click the balloons on the map to get information on specific projects.) Scribd