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  • 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 »
  • Weekly Update 29th February

    Weekly Update 29th February

    This week, our team are contacting all our venues to confirm next year’s dates for our Teacher CPD courses! We are also taking last minute bookings for next Thursday’s ‘Excellence in Primary Music’ course in Bristol, and Liz is preparing her talk for the Sefton & Knowsley Primary Music Coordinators’ Network Meeting on Friday.

    Posted at 1:40PM on 29th February 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • CME: A Case Study

    CME: A Case Study

    Gwyneth Lamb of musinc has written a blog about their decision to support their staff through our version of the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators. You can read it on the Youth Music Network.

    Posted at 1:35PM on 29th February 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »
  • ISME 2016 Glasgow 24-29 July

    ISME 2016 Glasgow 24-29 July

    We’re delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow this July. We’ll be bringing details of all our UK courses and services, and will be using the event to launch our brand new worldwide offer of e-courses and resources! Plus, we’ll […]

    Posted at 5:30PM on 27th February 2016By mesadmin »Categories Latest News »