Would you like to know more about what musicians do in rehearsals and performances? Would you like to learn different techniques for listening to and understanding music?
This free online course provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what professional musicians do with the notation that these contain. You’ll learn how to connect the notation you see with the music you hear, from short familiar melodies to a full orchestral score.
Focussing on works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Mahler, we’ll introduce you to a pianist, a small chamber group and a conductor who will explain how they create memorable performances from the notes on the page.
This course is intended for anyone with an interest in music. You do not need to be able to read musical notation or play an instrument.
Bloomsbury House, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom
13 February 2018
10:00 am To 3:00 pm
+44 (0)20 7908 5148
The course will be taught by Charlotte Law, Sing Up's Learning Executive.
Having gained a Degree in Arts Education, she has built up a wide range of experience as a workshop facilitator, freelance arts animater, trainer, primary school teacher and music coordinator.
She is also an enthusiastic participant in a wide range of activities throughout the arts.
Create engaging music lessons with this practical training session. You will gain ideas for planning and organising lessons, learn adaptable techniques and approaches, and try out songs and games that you can incorporate into your music lessons straight away.
This course and approach is suitable for anyone who is new to, lacks confidence in, or wants a refresher in, delivering music-making activities with pupils aged five to seven.
Training outcomes for teachers:
Explore creative techniques and approaches using games, props and movement
Learn ways to use voices and instruments creatively
Gain ideas for planning and organising lessons
Develop your confidence in delivering music making activities
Gain new ideas and inspiration
Using the Sing Up approach will support your pupils to:
Advance pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding in music
Become more creative and develop pupils’ imagination
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!
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