Short courses

    25 Jan

    Torquay Academy, Torquay, United Kingdom

    25 January 2018

    9:30 am To 4:00 pm

    +44 (0)207 205 2513

    Spend the day with an experienced Musical Futures teacher who has successfully used Musical Futures to grow their department and increase the uptake of music at Key Stage 4. 

    The day will also explore two key aspects of the pedagogy and the practicalities skills required to introduce Musical Futures.

    The Informal Learning in the music classroom model aims to enhance student motivation, enjoyment and skill-acquisition in music lessons by tapping into the real-life learning practices of popular musicians. It is designed particularly with the Year 9 (13-14) age group in mind, however the informal learning model has been successfully adapted for use across key stages three and four

    Non formal teaching (classroom workshopping) is designed to introduce teachers/practitioners to the process of large-group composition and gain the confidence to attempt this approach, integrating and embedding it into classroom practice.

    The approaches covered in this course are recommended for use primarily at Key Stages 3 and 4.  However, they can also help to structure an approach to learning and skill development for young people for those working in the non-formal sector such as:

    • Heads of Music
    • Teachers interested in practical approaches for composing with classes
    • Secondary Music specialists
    • Instrumental teachers
    • Trainee music teachers
    • Newly Qualified music teachers
    • Community music practitioners
    • Youth workers.

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    26 Jan

    The Nottingham Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road, West Bridgford, United Kingdom

    26 January 2018

    9:30 am To 4:00 pm

    +44 (0)207 205 2513

    Our Musical Futures at Key Stage Four full day workshop gives ideas and strategies for teaching at this level which are both musical and theoretical.  

    Exploring practical ways to analyse, unpick and understand music through whole class workshopping, composing and improvising will support students to transition successfully from Key Stage 3 – where music frequently has a focus on practical work – to Key Stage 4:

    • KS4  music is made more accessible for those students who may not have formal instrumental lessons.
    • Learning by doing – making key terms and concepts easier to learn.  ​
    • Students are more likely to remember what they are learning if they are actively engaged in the process. ​

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    20 Oct

    St Albans High School, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3SJ, United Kingdom

    20 October 2018 To 21 October 2018

    8:45 am To 7:00 pm

    +44 (0)8445 676896

    Stephanie Oyerinde - Pop Vocalist and Workshop Leader                                 James Davey - Conductor and Choral Trainer                                                        Polly Bennett – movement director, choreographer, and practitioner        Richard Eteson - Singer and Workshop Leader                                                        Ayo Oyerinde - Creative and Music Director                                                            Jean Paul Samputu - Singer, Songwriter and Workshop Leader                        Mark De-Lisser – vocal coach, choral director, and arranger
    Karen Gibson – choir conductor and workshop leader
    Stuart Overington – conductor, vocal animator and composer
    David Lowe – classical music vocal specialist
    Greg Beardsell – musical director and choral leader
    Ula Weber – conductor, teacher trainer and workshop leader
    Bazil Meade – founder & principal of the London Community Gospel Choir  Dominic Peckham - Orchestral and Choral Conductor
    Joanna L'Estrange – x-Swingle MD and jazz vocalist
    Joanna Tomlinson – professional singer & choral director                                  Ben Parry - Ex-Swingle and Choral Director
    Russell Scott – producer, performance coach & musical director
    Pete Churchill – educator & choral director
    Ben Sawyer – trainer & choral director

    Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and styles, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

    Each day will begin with a warm-up led by one of our expert leaders, followed by a series of workshops on various elements of singing.

    It will involve practical and method teaching and everyone will be involved. There will be mass choral singing and demonstrations and choirs will be given the opportunity to take part in a final performance at the end of each day.

    The festival is non-competitive but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other while being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.

    There will be opportunities to busk, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders as well as learn new techniques, brush up on performance and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be.

    Whether you decide to attend for one day or two, the UK Choir Festival will be a fun, informative and exciting weekend of collaborative music-making!

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