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Charity Music Sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Charity Music Sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

We are organising a charity music sale at the Singing Strategy Symposium in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. All delegates… Continue reading Charity Music Sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

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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… Continue reading First CME Learner to Complete at CPD Centre West Midlands

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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.… Continue reading 8 Best Practice Tips for Whole Class Instrumental Teaching

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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… Continue reading On Diversity & Music Education

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Heart Breakfast takes over ‘Excellence in Primary Music’

Heart Breakfast takes over ‘Excellence in Primary Music’

Ed James and Rachel New, Breakfast presenters from Heart Radio (West Midlands) made a surprise visit to ‘Excellence in Primary… Continue reading Heart Breakfast takes over ‘Excellence in Primary Music’

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What constitutes effective CPD for Primary Music Teachers?

What constitutes effective CPD for Primary Music Teachers?

I recently read with interest the emerging findings of the Teacher Development Trust research review, ‘Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from… Continue reading What constitutes effective CPD for Primary Music Teachers?

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Some thoughts about First Access

Some thoughts about First Access

I’ve been thinking a lot about First Access recently, partly as a result of organising and attending the First Access… Continue reading Some thoughts about First Access

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What does an excellent primary music lesson look like?

What does an excellent primary music lesson look like?

Excellent primary music lessons are MUSICAL. Children participate in real music-making activities that would be recognisable as such outside of… Continue reading What does an excellent primary music lesson look like?

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Music in Schools: What Ofsted Must Do.

Music in Schools: What Ofsted Must Do.

This weekend, the Telegraph published an open letter signed by music and education luminaries, suggesting that our National Plan for… Continue reading Music in Schools: What Ofsted Must Do.

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