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  • Call for Papers: Singing Strategy Symposium

    Call for Papers: Singing Strategy Symposium

    Are you proud of your Music Education Hub’s Singing Strategy? Would you like to share it with other MEH’s? We are looking for 4 music education hubs to give 20 minute presentations on their Singing Strategies, to inspire and enthuse delegates at the Singing Strategy Symposium. The event takes place on 30th November in Birmingham, […]

    Posted at 6:09PM on 22nd August 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • New Teacher CPD Standards Released!

    New Teacher CPD Standards Released!

    The Department for Education has today released the new Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development. These new standards can be viewed here As a TDT Advisor provider, MES meets many of these standards already, but we will be realigning our CPD offer to meet all of the new standards from September.

    Posted at 3:11PM on 12th July 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • First CME Learner to Complete at CPD Centre West Midlands

    First CME Learner to Complete at CPD Centre West Midlands

    We are thrilled to share the news that CPD Centre West Midlands, our partnership project with Target Education Alliance, has had its first Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators graduate! Adam Moffatt, a guitar tutor with Wolverhampton Music Hub, completed the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (Trinity CME) in a little over 18 months. […]

    Posted at 3:25PM on 5th July 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Shropshire Schools: Call for Information

    Shropshire Schools: Call for Information

    Cultural Consortium Shropshire is a network of arts and cultural organisations working with children and young people (aged 0-25) in Shropshire. The consortium shares a vision that children and young people in Shropshire aspire, achieve, progress and take the lead through arts and culture. They want to build an aspirational cultural offer which is accessible, […]

    Posted at 11:32AM on 29th June 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Secondary Music Teaching: A thankless task?

    I have great admiration for my secondary music colleagues. I have taught in many secondary schools as a vocal teacher and choir leader, but only in primary as a music curriculum teacher. Being a peripatetic or a primary music coordinator (and sometimes a peripatetic music coordinator!) has its challenges, but I often think that secondary […]

    Posted at 8:52PM on 2nd June 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • 8 Best Practice Tips for Whole Class Instrumental Teaching

    8 Best Practice Tips for Whole Class Instrumental Teaching

    Teach MUSIC not the instrument! Focus on the development of musical skills, using the instrument as the carrier for learning. You’re not going to get all 30 children playing with perfect technique at the same rate as you would with a smaller group, and the majority won’t carry on with the instrument anyway, so teach […]

    Posted at 8:34PM on 13th May 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Cultural Consortium Shropshire

    Cultural Consortium Shropshire

    We are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned by Arts Connect and Shropshire County Council to help raise awareness of Cultural Consortium Shropshire in the education sector. If you are a Shropshire school that would like to know more about what the Consortium can offer, please use our contact page to get in […]

    Posted at 7:38PM on 13th May 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • First Access Forum: Programme Announced

    First Access Forum: Programme Announced

      We are pleased to announce the programme for this year’s First Access Forum, which takes place at mac Birmingham on 30th June. Download the programme here: FAF 2016 Timetable  

    Posted at 2:02PM on 22nd April 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • On Diversity & Music Education

    On Diversity & Music Education

    I attended the Mayor of London’s Summit on School Music yesterday, at which there was a lot of talk about promoting diversity in music education. Much of this talk centred around raising the participation of minority groups in classical music. I’m not saying this is wrong, far from it, our orchestras and choirs do need […]

    Posted at 9:00AM on 23rd March 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • Weekly Update: 20th March 2016

    Weekly Update: 20th March 2016

    We had a super busy week last week visiting The Education Show. Lots of ideas to digest and reflect on! On Tuesday of this week we’ll be attending The Mayor of London’s Summit on School Music, which we’re really looking forward to! This week our main task is to confirm our Wales and Yorkshire CPD […]

    Posted at 7:48AM on 20th March 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »