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  • CME Blog: Reflective Practice

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 2 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. How often do you find yourself replaying in your head the events of the day or a significant incident in your life? Whether it is reliving a conversation with a colleague to decide what they really meant, thinking about […]

    Posted at 4:55PM on 8th March 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on CME Blog: Reflective Practice
  • Should Music Education Hubs provide GCSE & A-Level Music?

    In advance of the Music Mark Secondary Symposium – which I now find that I am unable to attend due to childcare reasons (hope you’re enjoying that holiday, Mum & Dad!) – I wanted to share something that has been mulling around in my mind over recent weeks. One of the items on the agenda […]

    Posted at 8:38PM on 24th February 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Should Music Education Hubs provide GCSE & A-Level Music?
  • Statement: The Future of the National Plan for Music Education

    When the National Plan for Music Education was first released, 2020 seemed like a long way away. Well here we are in 2019 with the end of the plan just around the corner, and it seems that a new plan is in the offing. The two subject associations for music, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, […]

    Posted at 11:30AM on 22nd January 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Statement: The Future of the National Plan for Music Education
  • CME Blog: Preparing a Suitable Music Learning Environment

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 2 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators.    When preparing the learning environment – the room that you are going to teach in – there are three things to consider: The technical and creative requirements of the activities that will be taking place. The specific needs […]

    Posted at 6:44PM on 21st January 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on CME Blog: Preparing a Suitable Music Learning Environment
  • Why no child should learn to read music

    I know, right, what a ridiculous statement. I’m sure your blood was boiling when you clicked on the link. How dare I suggest that NO child should be taught to read music! But, actually, is that any more ludicrous than the statement that EVERY child should be taught to read music? Those of you who […]

    Posted at 5:02PM on 12th January 2019 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Why no child should learn to read music
  • Christmas Opening Hours 2018

    We close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December at 3pm and reopen on Tuesday 8th January at 9am. Please note that our booking system is manual, and therefore course and event bookings received during our Christmas closure will be confirmed on our return. Wishing you all a happy and restful Christmas holidays! The […]

    Posted at 11:29AM on 20th December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Christmas Opening Hours 2018
  • We now offer Skype Training Packages!

    BIG NEWS! We now offer Skype Training Packages! Perfect for schools and teachers on a tight budget, an hour’s training comes in at just £69.95! Choose from sessions on pbuzz, singing, the national curriculum, behaviour management, whole class ensemble teaching, creative instrumental teaching, and more! Visit our Skype Training page for all the details!   […]

    Posted at 4:33PM on 2nd December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on We now offer Skype Training Packages!
  • Top Tips for Surviving the Christmas Concert Season

    In the last of our 10th anniversary ‘top ten tips’ blogs, Dr Liz Stafford offers some advice for music teachers on surviving the Christmas concert season.  Start taking Lemsip now. I don’t care if you don’t have a cold, you will do by the time the last day of term comes round and by then […]

    Posted at 9:56AM on 1st December 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Top Tips for Surviving the Christmas Concert Season
  • Intra & Extra Curriculum: An Inclusion Fusion

    At the moment I am in the middle of one of my regular work trips to Jersey. This is lovely for many reasons – the people, the scenery, the food, the weather (not this week, admittedly!) – but fundamentally because unlike in England, the place of music in the curriculum is secure. There is no […]

    Posted at 12:31PM on 28th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on Intra & Extra Curriculum: An Inclusion Fusion
  • CME Blog: Planning for Musical Learning

    Dr Elizabeth Stafford explores themes from Unit 2 of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. Every good teacher knows the vital importance of planning. The planning process allows us to really think about what we want our pupils to achieve, and factor in any benchmarks – such as exams – along the way, so […]

    Posted at 3:53PM on 27th November 2018 » By : » Categories : Latest News » Comments Off on CME Blog: Planning for Musical Learning