Petites Annonces

Dear parents, 

Forgive the intrusion on the first day of the holidays, but... Several of you already know that I am in the process of writing a dissertation. I have just received ethics board approval for my research project, and as such, I am now finally able to officially start recruiting. 
In a nutshell, I am looking at the use of music during adolescence from a developmental perspective. As such, I am seeking an 11, 14 and 17 year old to participate in a 1 hour music/interview session  - with me. 
 Ideally, your child will NOT have had any formal music training.
The sessions will be held at the Guildhall School of Music (near barbican tube), and I can offer travel reimbursement (up to 10GBP) and a 5GBP iTunes gift certificate.
I know that your off-spring may not be the age that I am looking to research, but maybe you know someone who has a child of that age and I would be very grateful if you passed on my information. I am now on a tight time frame and I'd love to take advantage of the half term if possible. Potential session dates:
Wednesday February 14
Thursday February 15
Friday February 16
Friday February 23
If your child is 12/13/15/16, and they are interested, please let me know. If I cant find an 11, 14, and 17 year old, I will open up the age bands. 
If you are interested, please email me at, or call me at 07802 527786 and I will send you:
1) parental information sheet
2) participant information sheet (for you to review with your child)
3) informed consent form
Ideally, we will have an in-person meeting to discuss any questions or concerns about the research in advance of the formal session. If this is time prohibitive, we can arrange a skype of facetime meeting (approx. 15 mins).
Many thanks in advance for your help. 

Aims of the research and possible benefits

§  Music has been identified as providing many benefits to people, for example: socially as a group activity, or physically with breath control and regulation. In child development, it has also been shown to play a role in physical, emotional and cognitive development.

§  Music is very common in young children, both in groups at school and independently. But quite often, as we grow up, we stop engaging in active music making. 

§  This research is examining how young people aged between 11 and 17 year engage in 30 minutes music session, and what their experience of this is, and how this might contribute to adolescent development.