This section presents critical incidents from across the PaR settings that consider possibilities and challenges which can present through processes of sharing and self-expression in music co-creation. The examples I offer demonstrate that music co-creation in community music practice can involve an enmeshing of the personal, intimate and public. This leads to discussion of participant and community musician safeguarding, wellbeing and voice.

Voice, visibility and vulnerability

song lyrics
Don't even try to get it
drawing of a girl wearing headscarf and playing the cello and a girl playing clarinet
Girl power, girl power
Blackpool beach with Blackpool tower in the distance
Looking out on the seaside
man and woman singing on stage
It makes me happy