2nd November 2016
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
5th July 2016
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
13th May 2016
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
23rd March 2016
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
13th February 2016
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’
4th August 2015
I recently read with interest the emerging findings of the Teacher Development Trust research review, â€˜Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from… Continue reading What constitutes effective CPD for Primary Music Teachers?
16th July 2015
Iâ€™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
1st February 2015
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?
24th November 2014
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.