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  • FREE KS1 Teaching Resources in partnership with pBuzz

    We are delighted to have been working in partnership with pBuzz to create a brand new set of teaching resources for KS1 teachers. Featuring 12 brand new songs by Kay Charlton, alongside lesson plans, assessment framework, and interactive teacher-development materials, the resources provide everything you need to teach KS1 music with confidence. For a limited […]

    Posted at 10:43AM on 25th September 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on FREE KS1 Teaching Resources in partnership with pBuzz
  • Music: A Safe Space

    As is usual for this time of year, I have been tootling around the UK leading INSET sessions for various different music services. At these sessions have emerged two clear but contradictory themes. Many teachers have expressed how important it is for children to be allowed to make mistakes. There is a real feeling that […]

    Posted at 9:18PM on 11th September 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Music: A Safe Space
  • Singing Strategy Symposium 2017

    The programme for this year’s Singing Strategy Symposium has just been released! The day is split into five themes –  inspiration, peer-sharing, bright ideas, support systems and synthesis – and is specifically designed to support music education hubs and schools to develop their singing strategies. In the morning, hear from Out of the Ark, Opera […]

    Posted at 7:40PM on 11th September 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Singing Strategy Symposium 2017
  • Programme Release: Jersey Music Conference

    The programme for the Jersey (CI) Music Conference has now been released. Open to anyone involved in music education across the Channel Islands and beyond, the conference contains sessions for primary, secondary and instrumental teachers. Follow the links below to view the programme and download the booking form. Jersey CI Music Conference FINAL Programme Booking […]

    Posted at 6:00PM on 11th September 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Programme Release: Jersey Music Conference
  • Music & Drama Education Expo: Manchester

    The Music & Drama Education Expo is moving north, and we’re joining them! We’ll be at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on 4th October with lots of information about our products and services! Visit us on our stand to browse our discounted resources, pick up a free instrument, and enter our competition to win a gin!

    Posted at 10:40AM on 26th August 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Music & Drama Education Expo: Manchester
  • A* in Confusion

    We must raise standards! We must ensure that all pupils get good GCSE grades! How should we do that? By making the exams harder! Wait, what? Exams must be harder! Exams have been getting easier and easier every year! How do you know that? Because more and more pupils are getting better grades! Isn’t that […]

    Posted at 2:34PM on 24th August 2017 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on A* in Confusion
  • 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