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