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  • Perfection or Participation: The Music Education Dilemma

    This morning, I became embroiled in a disagreement about the assessment of young musicians that got me thinking… As music educators, what are we striving for? Perfection or participation? Are they mutually exclusive? Is one more important than the other? There is a myth held by the general populace that you must ‘have talent’ to […]

    Posted at 10:48AM on 3rd August 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Perfection or Participation: The Music Education Dilemma
  • Jersey (CI) Music Conference 2017

    We are extremely excited to be working in partnership with Jersey Music Service to present the Jersey (CI) Music Conference 2017! Taking place on Thursday 28th September at the Radisson SAS on the waterfront at St Helier, the conference will feature local and national speakers and exhibitors, and is open to delegates from across the […]

    Posted at 2:55PM on 30th June 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Jersey (CI) Music Conference 2017
  • First Access (WCET): A National Picture

    On 9th June 2017, representatives from England’s Music Education Hubs gathered at the First Access Forum to share their experiences of devising, delivering and funding whole class ensemble teaching programmes. As the event drew to a close, we asked delegates to answer these burning questions… We asked: What are your main challenges in delivering First […]

    Posted at 8:17PM on 11th June 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on First Access (WCET): A National Picture
  • Press Release: Launch of Excellence in First Access

    Music Education Solutions® launches ‘Excellence in First Access’ a new national training programme for WCET teachers. Excellence in First Access is a structured training programme based on the latest research into the pedagogical principles behind successful First Access (WCET) teaching programmes. The programme is devised by the Music Education Solutions® team, four of whom were […]

    Posted at 12:00PM on 9th June 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Press Release: Launch of Excellence in First Access
  • MES brings ‘Make Music Count’ to the UK.

    A revolutionary new teaching method linking music and maths that is taking the USA by storm will be introduced to UK instrumental teachers at this year’s First Access Forum. ‘Make Music Count’ is an innovative method of learning how to play the piano by solving maths equations. Developed in Atlanta Georgia, by Marcus Blackwell Jnr, […]

    Posted at 2:22PM on 17th April 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on MES brings ‘Make Music Count’ to the UK.
  • Curriculum Music: A National Picture

    On 2oth March 2017, representatives from England’s Music Education Hubs, along with delegates from charities, arts organisations and schools, gathered at the Curriculum Music Conference to share their experiences of delivering and supporting curriculum music. As the event drew to a close, we asked delegates to answer three burning questions… We asked: What are the […]

    Posted at 7:01PM on 16th April 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Curriculum Music: A National Picture
  • Master Teachers wanted!

    We are looking for 4 ‘master teachers’ to run workshops at our forthcoming First Access Forum, which takes place in Birmingham on 9th June 2017. We are looking for teachers who can demonstrate excellent practice in First Access, Small Group, or 121 instrumental teaching. The successful candidates will be offered a free delegate ticket for […]

    Posted at 11:09AM on 24th March 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Master Teachers wanted!
  • Music against Terror

    In light of the wave of recent terror attacks, including yesterday’s attack on London – apparently masterminded from my home town of Birmingham – in light of Brexit, and in light of Donald Trump’s election to the most powerful office in the world, it can sometimes feel that our sector’s fight to secure the future […]

    Posted at 9:27AM on 23rd March 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Music against Terror
  • The Education Show 2017

    Join us at #EdShow17 to discuss how we can help you to develop music in your school. Find out about our CPD courses & qualifications, browse our resources, pick up your free instrument, and enter our competition to #winagin The Education Show runs at the NEC Birmingham from 16th-18th March.

    Posted at 5:55PM on 14th March 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on The Education Show 2017
  • Curriculum Music Conference: Programme Now Out!

    Download the Curriculum Music Conference programme here: CMC-2017-Timetable Visit our ‘Courses & Events’ page to book your place.  

    Posted at 7:44PM on 30th January 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Curriculum Music Conference: Programme Now Out!