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  • CME Blog: Preparing a Suitable Music Learning Environment

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 2 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators.    When preparing the learning environment – the room that you are going to teach in – there are three things to consider: The technical and creative requirements of the activities that will be taking place. The specific needs […]

    Posted at 6:44PM on 21st January 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on CME Blog: Preparing a Suitable Music Learning Environment
  • Why no child should learn to read music

    I know, right, what a ridiculous statement. I’m sure your blood was boiling when you clicked on the link. How dare I suggest that NO child should be taught to read music! But, actually, is that any more ludicrous than the statement that EVERY child should be taught to read music? Those of you who […]

    Posted at 5:02PM on 12th January 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Why no child should learn to read music
  • Christmas Opening Hours 2018

    We close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December at 3pm and reopen on Tuesday 8th January at 9am. Please note that our booking system is manual, and therefore course and event bookings received during our Christmas closure will be confirmed on our return. Wishing you all a happy and restful Christmas holidays! The […]

    Posted at 11:29AM on 20th December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Christmas Opening Hours 2018
  • We now offer Skype Training Packages!

    BIG NEWS! We now offer Skype Training Packages! Perfect for schools and teachers on a tight budget, an hour’s training comes in at just £69.95! Choose from sessions on pbuzz, singing, the national curriculum, behaviour management, whole class ensemble teaching, creative instrumental teaching, and more! Visit our Skype Training page for all the details!   […]

    Posted at 4:33PM on 2nd December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on We now offer Skype Training Packages!
  • Top Tips for Surviving the Christmas Concert Season

    In the last of our 10th anniversary ‘top ten tips’ blogs, Dr Liz Stafford offers some advice for music teachers on surviving the Christmas concert season.  Start taking Lemsip now. I don’t care if you don’t have a cold, you will do by the time the last day of term comes round and by then […]

    Posted at 9:56AM on 1st December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Top Tips for Surviving the Christmas Concert Season
  • Intra & Extra Curriculum: An Inclusion Fusion

    At the moment I am in the middle of one of my regular work trips to Jersey. This is lovely for many reasons – the people, the scenery, the food, the weather (not this week, admittedly!) – but fundamentally because unlike in England, the place of music in the curriculum is secure. There is no […]

    Posted at 12:31PM on 28th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Intra & Extra Curriculum: An Inclusion Fusion
  • CME Blog: Planning for Musical Learning

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 2 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. Every good teacher knows the vital importance of planning. The planning process allows us to really think about what we want our pupils to achieve, and factor in any benchmarks – such as exams – along the way, so […]

    Posted at 3:53PM on 27th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on CME Blog: Planning for Musical Learning
  • What can we do for your Music Hub?

    Posted at 9:54AM on 27th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on What can we do for your Music Hub?
  • Top Ten Tips for Distance Learners

    To celebrate our 10th birthday, every month in 2018 we’re publishing our ten top tips for different areas of our work. Drawing on our experience with the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators, and our suite of online learning courses, this month Dr Elizabeth Stafford presents our top tips for Distance Learning. Distance Learning requires […]

    Posted at 12:46PM on 7th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Top Ten Tips for Distance Learners
  • Music Teacher Awards for Excellence: We’re finalists!

    We were delighted to discover that we had been shortlisted for the prestigious Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, in the Primary/Early Years Music category. This is the first time we have entered the awards, and to be selected as finalists on our very first try is a great honour for us! We feel that this […]

    Posted at 11:50AM on 1st November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Music Teacher Awards for Excellence: We’re finalists!