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  • CME Centre Open Event

    CME Centre Open Event

    Our centre for the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) is holding an open event on Saturday 18th October from 9am-12pm. We will be holding a simultaneous Virtual Open Event on Twitter, where you can tweet us your questions about this qualification using the hashtag #certmused

    Posted at 6:10AM on 18th October 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Four ‘First Access’ Facts

    Four ‘First Access’ Facts

    Following last month’s Channel 4 documentary Don’t Stop the Music, we have noticed some myths building up around the ‘First Access’ whole class instrumental teaching programme provided throughout England by Music Education Hubs. This is a real shame as actually the First Access programme is something that England should be really proud of. We frequently […]

    Posted at 12:01PM on 5th October 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Singing Strategy Symposium

    Singing Strategy Symposium

    On 6th November 2014 Music Education Solutions Ltd will be hosting a Singing Strategy Symposium for vocal leaders and staff from music education hubs. Drawing on the MES team’s experience working on six different music hub singing strategies, the event will comprise of debates, seminars, workshops and practical demonstrations designed to inspire hubs in the […]

    Posted at 2:25PM on 26th September 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Great Composers Before 1700 & Beyond 1900

    Great Composers Before 1700 & Beyond 1900

    In recent weeks yet another challenge to music education was presented in the form of GCSE & A level proposals which would effectively exclude music written before 1700 and after 1900 from these courses of study. More information on this issue and the campaign to reverse it is available at the Protect Music Education website. […]

    Posted at 7:35PM on 20th September 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Don’t Stop training The Music teachers

    Don’t Stop training The Music teachers

    As many others last night, I watched Channel 4’s ‘Don’t stop the Music’, phone in hand and hashtag at the ready, and was fascinated by both the programme and by the Twitter debate. Having spoken to James and his research team earlier in the year, I was pleased to see that they had concentrated their […]

    Posted at 5:41AM on 10th September 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • What makes a good music education?

    What makes a good music education?

    After a week of INSETs all over the UK, and in the light of the publicity around James Rhodes’ ‘Don’t stop the Music’ series, which airs this week, I have been thinking a lot about what makes ‘good’ music education. As a sector we are united by our common understanding that music has the power […]

    Posted at 7:59PM on 6th September 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Advice for the Non-Specialist Primary Music Coordinator

    Advice for the Non-Specialist Primary Music Coordinator

    “Mrs Stafford, can I just have a quick word? We’ve decided to make you Russian coordinator for next year.” “Um, but, I don’t speak Russian!” “Oh don’t worry about that, there’s some wonderful resources in the cupboard” “But I can’t read all these Cyrillic letters!” “Don’t worry, we know you’ll rise to the challenge!” This […]

    Posted at 4:02PM on 24th August 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Singing Strategy Symposium – Save the Date!

    Singing Strategy Symposium – Save the Date!

    On 6th November 2014 we will be hosting a Singing Strategy Symposium for vocal leads and staff from music education hubs. Drawing on our team’s experience working on six different music hub singing strategies, the event will comprise of debates, seminars, workshops and practical demonstrations designed to inspire you in the planning and delivery of […]

    Posted at 7:18PM on 14th August 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • BBC Ten Pieces

    BBC Ten Pieces

    We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the BBC Ten Pieces initiative during the academic year 2014-15. A number of our Teacher CPD courses will feature ideas for composing, listening and movement work inspired by some of the pieces. The relevant courses can easily be found on our Teacher CPD Course page […]

    Posted at 3:03PM on 14th August 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Sing Up Training Partnership

    Sing Up Training Partnership

    We are delighted to announce that we have created a training partnership with Sing Up in order to promote, support and develop singing in secondary schools across the UK. Sing Up is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation providing the complete singing solution for schools, through resources, training and personalised support. With over 7 years’ success in […]

    Posted at 8:00PM on 10th August 2014By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »