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, the scheme has gathered momentum across the United States, and has recently been featured on CNN. Watch the CNN footage here.
Dr Elizabeth Stafford of Music Education Solutions said “We are delighted to be able to bring Make Music Count to a UK audience. Their innovative approach with a direct link between the learning of music and maths could potentially provide UK music hubs and services with a new and exciting option for piano teaching in schools. At a time when we are constantly having to stress the value of music to schools and academies, this scheme could prove very useful when dealing with schools who perhaps do not recognise the benefits of music for music’s sake.”
The First Access Forum takes place on Friday 9th June 2017 in Birmingham. Alongside the presentation from Make Music Count, the event also features research presentations, UK master teacher demonstrations, discussions around assessment & accreditation, and the launch of Music Education Solutions® new national training programme for WCET teachers ‘Excellence in First Access.’
Further information on the First Access Forum event can be found by clicking on the ‘Courses & Events’ link above.