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musiclearninglive!2010 the national festival of music education

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musiclearninglive!2010 at the RNCM

Welcome to musiclearninglive!2010 s the economic crisis the cause of everything? Will everything be set right as soon as the economy is in order?


I do not ‘think so. Penury may hamper development but wealth does not always promote it either. Money does not


produce ideas. Anyhow, there would be sufficient money here if only it were always spent on what is needed.

However, the most valuable things cannot be bought with money. The greatest trouble is not the emptiness of the purse but the emptiness of the soul. And of this we have got more than our share.’


Floor Plan Find your way around the RNCM

So wrote the great Hungarian music educator, Zoltán Kodály, in 1929. Over 80 years later, with a UK General Election looming, the current mood in the music education world ranges from quiet optimism to nervous uncertainty. ‘Emptiness of the purse’ is a unifying concern. Whichever party is in power after May, the economic climate will surely cast a shadow over future funding strategies. Organisations in the sector are already jostling for position in anticipation of

Programme Plan your personal journey through musiclearninglive!2010

reorganisation and re-prioritisation – or, in some cases, merger or cull. The Shadow Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, referred in a recent and much discussed speech to the ‘blizzard’ of music and arts education initiatives which have been introduced in recent years. Whatever your politics, this is a fair metaphor. (Of course, the subtext is that if the

Thursday February 25 6 Morning 7 Afternoon 8 Late afternoon Delegate Reception 9 Storms/Nocturnes concert

Conservatives form the next Government then some ‘rationalisation’ both of projects and of the organisations behind them may well follow.) Within Ed Balls and Jamie Cullum at the launch of Tune In: Year of Music last September

the ‘blizzard’ are inspirational success stories which

have achieved significant impact – among these, Wider Opportunities, Sing Up and In Harmony, the appointment of a

Friday February 26 10 Morning 11 Afternoon 12 Ripon Cathedral Choir concert

National Music Participation Director and, of course, the Music Manifesto, the catalyst for so much positive development and change. The Federation of Music Services has just published an independent research report demonstrating the efficacy of the Wider Opportunities programme; a new government would surely be foolish to undermine this work. But some projects, though no doubt well-meaning, are conceptually nebulous and of questionable value (the fuzzy Tune In: Year of Music is a case in point). They should go. musiclearninglive! aims to contribute by bringing everyone in the diverse music education community together; to

Event Partners 13 Biographies Find our more about our session leaders

provide inspiration and help remedy ‘emptiness of the soul’, not just of educators but of all those whose lives we are striving to transform through music. The English choral tradition, represented superbly at this conference by Ripon Cathedral Choir, inspired Kodály when he visited England in the early part of the 20th century; his impact on Hungarian music education and music education worldwide was – and continues to be – profound.

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There are challenging times ahead for music education in the UK. Will Music Services be allowed to maintain their vital independence? What will happen to Sing Up and other projects when the present funding comes to an end? Will music’s place in the National Curriculum be reinforced or sidelined? It is crucial to recognise that any period of change can also be a time of great opportunity. Everyone in the sector needs to grasp this with both hands. Could any credible new Government fail to listen to our collective voice?


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musiclearninglive!2010 at the RNCM

musiclearninglive!2010 – acknowledgements Deborah Annetts Paul Collard John Witchell Federation of Music Services Musicans’ Union MusicLeader

Jonty Stockdale Principal

National Association of Music Educators

Jacqui Dale Deputy Director of Performance and Programming

Sing Up

Glynn Davies Head of Venues and Events

Sound Sense

Joanne Dooley Catering

GAK Education

Steve Guy Technical Department

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Clare Preston-Pollitt Events Manager

Trinity Guildhall

Kate Pattison Professional Engagements Co-ordinator

and all our Trade Partners

Photographs © RNCM/David Hopkinson. Cover: McAteer

Find your way around Please take a moment to look at the RNCM floor plan

Floor Plan Rear Entrance

Studio Theatre

Box Office

Conference and Seminar Rooms

Concert Hall

RNCM Theatre

Café Reception Lord Rhodes Room

Lower Concourse

Upper Concourse

Lecture Theatre below Main Entrance


Thursday 25 February 2010: morning from 0800: Registration Harpist Alice Kirwan will perform to welcome delegates

from 0830: Visit Trade Exhibition, Tea/Coffee

Alice Kirwan appears by kind permission of the RNCM

Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses

0930–1000: Welcome and Warm-up

RNCM Theatre

Jonty Stockdale, Principal, RNCM and Ian Clethero, Managing Director, Zone New Media Abram Wilson of Tomorrow’s Warriors sets your pulses racing!

1010–1120: Session 1 Options l Introduction to Vocal Jazz Improvisation Abram Wilson

RNCM Theatre

Abram Wilson of Tomorrow’s Warriors introduces the exciting world of vocal improvisation in a workshop that emphasises swing, scat, melodic improvisation and listening skills as well as providing a form of improvisation that is fun and accessible

l Introducing Kodály-Inspired Hungarian Music Education Dr László Nemes

Lecture Theatre

Our distinguished international speaker, Dr László Nemes, is Director of the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary

l Music in the 21st Century Curriculum Jill Walker & Martin Renton

Conference Room

In this session, the authors of ‘Thinking Through Music’ (Chris Kington Publishing), will demonstrate through a range of practical tasks how thinking skills and assesment for learning strategies can create opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of both music and their own learning. Ideas and resources will be available to use in your own setting and can be easily adapted to suit different age ranges and needs

l How ‘To Be or Not To Be’ (Presenting Self) Sarah Thurstan

Seminar Room 1

Director of Performance Link, Sarah Thurstan, will give a one-hour interactive lecture on the use of body language, vocal techniques and the building of rapport and empathy with an audience. This will be followed by exercises in relaxation techniques and live presentations from delegates with feedback from both Sarah and the group

[repeated at 1150] l The MusicLeader/Sound Sense Code of Practice Pete Moser

Seminar Room 2

A practical exploration of the Code of Practice initiated by one of the Music Manifesto working parties in 2007 and completed by Sound Sense and MusicLeader that year as an attempt to create a national code that everyone in all sectors could buy into and use to develop their working practice

l Breaking the glass ceiling: shaping the future of inclusive music lessons Jonathan Westrup

Seminar Room 3

Music educators are teaching and performing with increasing numbers of students who are disabled and/or have special educational needs. This involves not only providing opportunities for active participation in music making, but also equal access to accreditation. The Drake Music Curriculum Development Initiative has been running since January 2008. This initiative aims to broaden access to the music curriculum in general and accreditation in particular

1120-1150: Visit Trade Exhibition, Tea/Coffee

Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses

1150–1300: Session 2 Options l PRIMARY STRAND: Introduction to Dalcroze Nicola Hadley (1150-1225) [repeated on Friday]

Studio Theatre

In this practical session, primary music specialist Nicola Hadley demonstrates how Dalcroze ideas can transform the music curriculum from Foundation to KS1 and KS2

PRIMARY STRAND: Introduction to Kodály Judith Brindle (1225-1300) [repeated on Friday]

Studio Theatre

In this active session participants will be introduced to the basic principles of Kodály’s idea of music education for all through singing & how learning progresses from the unconscious to the conscious, from the simple to the complex

l Singing Sherlock Shirley Court

Lecture Theatre

If you want to develop singing skills with your pupils but don't know where to start, then this workshop is for you. You don't need to be able to sing or read music. Shirley will help you solve the mystery of how to get children to sing well

l Recorder Rebels Samantha Spence & Nathan Theodoulou

Conference Room

Recorder Rebels is an exciting way to teach the recorder to a whole class or group of children. The specially composed music covers genres such as Reggae, Calypso, Funk, Latin Jazz and Swing. music reading, pitch and interval recognition, rhythmic awareness and development, listening and ensemble skills as well as composition and improvisation. Vocal work is also an important part

l How ‘To Be or Not To Be’ (Presenting Self) Sarah Thurstan [repeat of Session 1] l Running a Children’s Choir and Associated Training Choirs Sue Hollingworth

Seminar Room 1

Seminar Room 2

In this session, the award-winning choir director Sue Hollingworth will talk about the organisational aspects needed to run and support a children's choir

l Young People’s Voice and the Arts Award Alice Young

Seminar Room 3

This seminar will look at the different ways the Arts Award is being used as a framework for giving young people more influence over their music learning.he session will include a presentation from Pagoda Arts who have been delivering the Arts Award since 2006. The first and largest Chinese youth orchestra in Europe, the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra is based in Liverpool


Thursday 25 February 2010: afternoon 1210–1400: Lunch, Visit Trade Exhibition

Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses

l 1315-1345: Lunchtime concert RNCM Concert Orchestra

Concert Hall

Programme: Ottorino Respighi – The Fountains of Rome MLL!2010 delegates wishing to attend this concert should collect tickets from the RNCM Box Office

1415–1525: Session 3 Options l Manchester’s Vocal Strategy in Practice: Young Song Leaders from Nursery to High School Temple Primary School

RNCM Theatre

Take a primary head teacher who wants singing at the heart of everything the school does - a school of 95% ethnic minority. Add an Expressive Arts Leader with no great musical skills but a similar determination to have a singing school (and a staff choir…). Set that school in a city where there’s a Music Service which already has a programme to get every classroom, in every school, singing every day. Blend it with the national singing campaign, Sing Up…Result? The whole school sings, gets Sing Up Gold; reaches out into the community, gets Sing Up Platinum. Maurice Walsh traces the journey with the Head, the Music Leadership Team and some of the singing children

l PRIMARY STRAND: Thinking Skills Jill Walker & Martin Renton (1415-1440) [repeated on Friday]

Studio Theatre

This practical taster session will explore how critical thinking in music can help pupils to engage with and explore musical concepts through dialogue. The session is fully interactive and the authors present activities and resources for the classroom

PRIMARY STRAND: Inventing Music Kate Buchanan (1440-1525) [repeated on Friday]

Studio Theatre

In this session, RNCM Director of Professional Studies Kate Buchanan will focus on improvisation, building confidence through rhythm games, body percussion and vocal & instrumental work using paired and whole group activities. A range of frameworks will be explored to provide scaffolded learning through the primary age phase

l FMSbuzz Ian Clethero & Marc Jaffrey

Lecture Theatre

Launched at the end of January 2010, the new web-based partnership between the Federation of Music Services, Zone New Media/musiceducationzone and Think Again Media promises to shake up communications in the music education sector. This session, led by Think Again’s Marc Jaffrey and Zone New Media’s Ian Clethero, provides an introduction to the online system and includes practical demonstrations

l Arts Council England’s public consultation on achieving great art for everyone - proposed 10-year strategic framework Susannah Eastburn

Conference Room

This session will offer delegates the opportunity to debate the current Arts Council England public consultation on our priorities for the next 10 years, available online at This consultation includes proposals for our ambitions for work with children and young people for which Susanna will seek feedback from delegates. She will also draw on the findings of recent Arts Council research into the contribution of its funded organisations to music opportunities for children and young people

l Outreach at Winchester College Nicholas Wilks

Seminar Room 1

Private education and public benefit: Winchester College’s community involvement through music. This case study presentation by Master of Music Nicholas Wilks looks at the growing partnerships between Winchester College’s Music Department and the surrounding community

l Distance No Object - Instrumental Music Lessons via Video Conferencing in Dumfries & Galloway Alan Cameron

Seminar Room 2

In November 2005, Dumfries & Galloway Schools Music Service embarked on a pilot programme of instrumental music lessons via Video Conferencing for young people in rurally isolated primary schools. This programme was evaluated by the Centre for Education & Industry, Warwick University. Researchers found the work to be ‘inspirational’ and produced a full report. This session will look at findings in the report and also how the teaching programme continues to develop in a larger group of schools. There will be a presentation of video clip examples of some of the instrumental music teaching over Video Conference and the session will also link live to pupils and staff involved in the teaching programme. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions directly over a broadband video link to pupils and staff involved

1530–1615: Session 4 Panel Discussion – ‘Get Real’

RNCM Theatre

The ‘Get Real’ panel from left to right: Bill Bruford, Marc Jaffrey, Catherine Pestano, David Sulkin, Kelly Wood. Below: Chair, Stuart Johnson

A session of relevance to all concerned with the future of the music education sector and music industry. A no-holds-barred panel discussion exploring the realities of working in the sectors with Bill Bruford (Yes/Genesis), Catherine Pestano (Chair, Sound Sense), Marc Jaffrey (former Music Manifesto Champion and Director, Think Again Media), David Sulkin (Chief Executive, Musicians’ Benevolent Fund) and Kelly Wood (Regional Representative, Musicians’ Union). Chaired by Stuart Johnson

1615-1640: Visit Trade Exhibition, Tea/Coffee


Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses

Please turn over for details of the early evening programme


Thursday 25 February 2010: evening 1640–1750: Session 5 Options l Introducing Ka-Zimba Ngoma - Connecting Dance, Rhythm & Song Asafo Gyata & Aaron Tanice

RNCM Concert Hall

The roots of this workshop are steeped in African/Caribbean culture. The session leaders will be exploring the primary movements and instincts of humans and animals alike and incorporating this with live African drumming and percussion. Participants will be taught both simple and complex movements, including Zulu Warrior steps and Gum Boot Dancing

l Safeguarding Kodály’s Legacy Dr László Nemes with Cyrilla Rowsell

Lecture Theatre

Our distinguished international guest presenter, Professor László Norbert Nemes, is Director of the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. His presentation, Safeguarding Zoltán Kodály's music pedagogical legacy in Hungary’s changing social and educational environment, features some recently produced DVD recordings of demonstration classes and will include a round-table discussion chaired by Cyrilla Rowsell

l Let’s Make the Music and Dance! Carol Laula & Judy Fielding

Studio Theatre

In order to help children reach their full potential, more and more schools are extending their curriculum with more and more arts activities. Let’s Make the Music and Dance! involves children in a creative artistic experience whilst emphasising the key messages within the Curriculum for Excellence. The idea is to allow children, with the help of professionals, to write & create their own music & dance pieces. This allows them to develop rhythm & sound, using and exploring different ways of expression. This holistic approach to learning will have a lasting impact on creativity, self-esteem and confidence and will encourage smooth transitions. This workshop will give you a chance to experience a snippet of the child’s perspective as Carol Laula and Judy Fielding take you through their unique process of creation! Come and join in the fun!!

l Music for Health in Pediatric Care Holly Marland

Seminar Room 1

The RNCM has pioneered an innovative programme of music delivery within health and social care in conjunction with Musique et Santé in Paris. Musicians are supported in developing the specific skills and competences required to work flexibly within hospital settings, co-creating music with patients, families and staff members. This session, will give an overview of the RNCM’s collaborative project with play specialists at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. It will outline different approaches to musical interaction with vulnerable children within a hospital setting. There will be the opportunity for discussion and, numbers allowing, practical examples

l The Long Walk - Translating the UK Community Music Experience to Hong Kong and China Pete Moser

Seminar Room 2

The Long Walk project is a response to the Morecambe Bay tragedy of February 2004 when 23 migrant workers drowned at night whilst out fishing for cockles. The tragedy raised issues of displacement, exploitation and journey that are relevant to people, whatever their background or nationality. It has led Peter Moser and More Music into a project in China that is hoping to make a positive contribution develop out of a tragedy. This started three years ago with research and development in Beijing, Fuijian Province and Hong Kong with support from the British Council. The project has involved hundreds of people in creating new music and song that reflected on the concept of ‘journey’ and then resulted in unique performances joining together people from across the community

l Child Protection and Independent Safeguarding Legislation Diane Widdison

Seminar Room 3

The Musicians’ Union’s Diane Widdison highlights current issues surrounding Child Protection and Independent Safeguarding Legislation [repeated Fri Session 2]

1800: Concert by Storms/Nocturnes

Concert Hall

1900: Reception sponsored by Trinity Guildhall

Concourses & Lord Rhodes Room


Trinity Guildhall & Zone New Media Request the Pleasure of Your Company at a Reception on Thursday 25 February at 7pm at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester

with Laurence McNaughton, Jazz Piano & Close-Up Magic by Michael Vincent

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Joe Locke

The critical commu-

nity continually cites Joe Locke for his artistic work. ‘There seems little doubt that Locke, with his ability to play cool and funky, heady and relaxed, is set to become the pre-eminent vibraphonist in jazz.’ (The Times, London). He

musiclearninglive!2010 thursday february 25 2010 at 1800 the royal northern college of music, manchester

has been voted the #1 vibist in DownBeat Magazine's Critic's Poll (TDWR) and Brazil’s International Jazz Poll, has recorded over 25 CDs as a band leader, and as producer and a sideman he appears on almost 100 recordings. Joe Locke studied classical percussion and

Geoffrey Keezer

was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA on November 20, 1970. Born into a musical family, with both parents teaching music, he began studying piano at the age of three. In 1989, at the age of 18, after completing his first year at the Berklee College of Music, Geoffrey joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Since then, Geoffrey has worked with virtually all of the living legends of jazz and has appeared on countless recordings both as a leader and as an accompanist.

composition at the Eastman School of Music with John Beck, Gordon Stout, Ted Moore and David Mancini. He played with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pepper Adams and Mongo Santamaria before he was even out of high school. Since moving to New York City in 1981, Joe has performed with Grover Washington, Jr., Kenny Barron, Dianne Reeves, Eddie Daniels, Jerry Gonzales' Fort Apache Band, Rod Stewart, The Beastie Boys, Eddie Henderson, Hiram Bullock, Bob Berg, Ron Carter, Jimmie Scott, Geoffrey Keezer, The Mingus Big Band and Randy Brecker, among many others. Joe has since toured extensively throughout the world, both as leader and guest soloist. Following his six albums for SteepleChase, Locke moved to Milestone for three albums: ‘Sound Tracks’, ‘Moment to Moment’ and ‘Slander and Other Love Songs’, all featuring pianist Billy Childs and drummer Gene

Tim Garland

is widely known as one of the UKs most successful musical exports working in jazz and new music. Much of his output reflects interests beyond conventional jazz boundaries and he is increasingly acknowledged for large ensemble writing including many orchestral pieces. His CD ‘Libra’ has had truly rave reviews and his Lighthouse Trio toured internationally.

Jackson. In the past decade his name has begun to reach a broader audience. This is in no small part due to his participation in two seminal

He first made international waves playing saxophone, bass clarinet and flute with Chick Corea, and has orchestrated five of Chicks best loved pieces for ‘The New Crystal Silence’… (‘magnificent and creative arrangements’ Pat Metheny) which won the 2009 Grammy for best instrumental jazz CD.

groups: British reed player Tim Garland's ‘Storms/Nocturnes’ Trio, ‘The Joe Locke/ Geoffrey Keezer Group’ and the quartet 'Force of





Johnathan Blake and Ricardo Rodriguez. Joe

He also was featured with Bill Bruford’s Earthworks for over four years and has an ongoing commitment with two award winning ensembles: The Lighthouse Project, and Acoustic Triangle. He is also active in the world of production music for film and TV.

has also been working intensively with fellow vibes and marimba artist Christos Rafalides, resulting in the Locke/Rafalides Duo and Education Project, including the recording ‘Van Gogh by Numbers’. While maintaining a busy touring schedule, Locke also finds time to work with student

Garland has written for the LSO, RPO, Sydney Symphony, Boston Pops, Lincoln Symphony Nebraska, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, Westminster Abbey Choir and many other ensembles that appreciate his eclectic vision. He likes to refer to his wide-ranging output as a ‘Diverse Unity’.

ensembles and compose for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Band Classic of the New York Youth Symphony. Joe Locke is a faculty member of the


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His professional career has spanned many projects and genres. In 1992 Geoffrey performed Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. In addition to his 11 solo releases and constant touring, Geoffrey has also had compositions commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Saint Joseph Ballet, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, and was a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2007 New Works grant. He has also played bass in a rock band and contributed artwork to David Mack's comic ‘Kabuki’. Geoffrey continues to work in partnership with world class musicians from all genres. His 1998 release, ‘Turn Up The Quiet’, featured Grammy winning vocalist Diana Krall along with Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. His partnership with world renowned classical artist Barbara Hendricks as musical director and arranger produced ‘It’s Wonderful — A Tribute to George Gershwin’ with subsequent touring in Europe and Japan. His two releases in 2003, ‘Falling Up’ and ‘Sublime: Honouring the Music of Hank Jones’, were both collaborative efforts. ‘Sublime’ is an ambitious set of piano duets with Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller. ‘Falling Up’ features several pieces where Geoffrey worked in tandem with the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist, Keola Beamer. His 2005 release, ‘Wildcrafted’, captures the fire and raw energy of Geoffrey’s trio live in concert at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. And in 2006, Geoffrey teamed up with traditional Okinawan singer Yasukatsu Oshima for a groundbreaking album of duets. Geoffrey’s latest musical adventure, ÁUREA, is a multinational AfroPeruvian/jazz recording project featuring some of today’s hottest players from New York City and Lima.

Friday 26 February 2010: morning from 0800: Registration (Friday day delegates only) from 0800: Visit Trade Exhibition, Tea/Coffee

Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses

0915–1000: Session 1 – Keynote: Deborah Annetts

RNCM Theatre

Warm-up alert! Inspire-works will lead a pre-keynote warm-up from 0915-0930! Having told us that the last ten years have been extremely good for music education with a range of initiatives being developed, all focusing on music, the politicians now tell us that this is a time for cuts and change. In a period of great uncertainty, what can the music education sector do to ensure good quality music education is still available to children? What are the things which really matter and how can we work together as a sector to make sure these survive no matter which party is in government come 7 May 2010? Deborah Annetts is Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

1010–1120: Session 2 Options l What Are You Listening For? Tim Garland’s Storms/Nocturnes Trio

RNCM Theatre

The play on words in the title of this session, run by Tim Garland and his Storms/Nocturnes Trio, is to highlight how certain types of music become immensely enjoyable after you appreciate what you’re listening out for, just as tennis players can still love baseball if they can get a ‘handle on the game’ even though the rules are different. Not a perfect analogy but when young people listen to jazz or New Music, it doesn't have to end in blank stares!

l PRIMARY STRAND: Introduction to Dalcroze Nicola Hadley (1010-1045) [repeat of Thursday]

Studio Theatre

In this practical session, primary music specialist Nicola Hadley demonstrates how Dalcroze ideas can transform the music curriculum from Foundation to KS1 and KS2

PRIMARY STRAND: Introduction to Kodály Judith Brindle (1045-1120) [repeat of Thursday]

Studio Theatre

In this active session participants will be introduced to the basic principles of Kodály’s idea of music education for all through singing & how learning progresses from the unconscious to the conscious, from the simple to the comple

l The Interval Song Django Bates & Josefine Lindstrand sponsored by Peters Edition

Lecture Theatre

Django Bates (keyboards/composer) and Josefine Lindstrand (voice) present The Interval Song, Django’s jazz composition for voice and piano which incorporates every interval from minor 2nd to major 7th in a challenging and enjoyable vocal workout

l Singing Games and Rhymes for Middle Years Lucinda Geoghegan

Conference Room

Never underestimate the importance of playing games! Class teachers are in the best position to offer daily singing to children and these games can be used as a springboard for other musical activities. Singing and active participation in the games encourages holistic development and there is a close link with brain gym. Many of the games are cross-curricular – for example helping to develop numeracy. This practical, hands-on workshop will introduce singing games appropriate for KS2 and is suitable for the non-specialist and specialist alike.

l Child Protection and Independent Safeguarding Legislation Diane Widdison

Seminar Room 1

The Musicians’ Union’s Diane Widdison highlights current issues surrounding Child Protection and Independent Safeguarding Legislation [repeat of Thu Session 5]

l Songwriting Carol Laula

Seminar Room 2

With a wealth of experience in the music business, coupled with vast experience of working with people, young and old, who have varying abilities and skills, Carol Laula will take you through a basic process of how to write a song, both in a large group setting and within smaller groups. Hopefully, we’ll have at least one song to share by the end of the workshop!!! Go on, there’s no point writing a song if you don’t get to perform it... right?

l Will the Musician in the Room Please Step Forward? David Sulkin

Seminar Room 3

David Sulkin’s session will look at issues connected with the identity of musicians and how this vocational choice affects their lives. It will ask ‘Can you ever stop being a musician?’. These questions are key to the role of the Musicians Benevolent Fund which exists to help when young people decide to explore their potential and join the profession, when musicians are searching for CPD opportunities or when something goes wrong, right through to retirement and beyond

1120-1150: Visit Trade Exhibition, Tea/Coffee Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses Music will be performed by the Astrum Guitar Duo by kind permission of the RNCM 1150–1300: Session 3 Options [continues on next page] l Introduction to Dalcroze Karin Greenhead

RNCM Theatre

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an active, holistic way into music for everyone at any age or stage of personal or musical development from nursery to school, college and beyond. Its effectiveness in teaching and learning is evidenced in practice and supported by contemporary research in neuroscience and psychology. This practical movement session will focus initially on musical fundamentals of pulse, tempo, timing, phrase, metre, dynamics and counterpoint. It is hoped also to introduce the use of movement and space in pitch work

l Open Rehearsal Ripon Cathedral Choir

RNCM Concert Hall

Delegates will have an opportunity to observe Ripon Cathedral Choir rehearsing with Director of Music Andrew Bryden and Assistant Director of Music and organist Edmund Aldhouse

l PRIMARY STRAND: Thinking Skills Jill Walker & Martin Renton (1150-1225) [repeat of Thursday]

Studio Theatre

This practical taster session will explore how critical thinking in music can help pupils to engage with and explore musical concepts through dialogue. The session is fully interactive and the authors present activities and resources for the classroom

PRIMARY STRAND: Inventing Music Kate Buchanan (1225-1300) [repeat of Thursday]

Studio Theatre

In this session, RNCM Director of Professional Studies Kate Buchanan will focus on improvisation, building confidence through rhythm games, body percussion and vocal & instrumental work using paired and whole group activities. A range of frameworks will be explored to provide scaffolded learning through the primary age phase

l History of Jazz Abram Wilson

Lecture Theatre

Abram Wilson of Tomorrow’s Warriors introduces the history of jazz music from its inception during slavery to the present day involvement of other genres within jazz. The workshop includes opportunities to participate through dance, singing, call and response, rhythmic exercises and listening skills


Friday 26 February 2010: afternoon 1150–1300: Session 3 Options [continued from previous page] l Brazilian Samba Drumming Raul d’Oliveira & Mike Simpson

Conference Room

Deep, pounding Surdo drums blend with the syncopated, over-layered sounds of an assortment of percussive instruments to create an amazing Carnival sound that will transport the participants to Rio de Janeiro! In this exhilarating, fully 'hands-on' session, discover how Samba music is learned and performed in Brazil using Inspireworks' authentic Rio de Janeiro- and Sao Paulo-made Samba instruments. Inspire-works' experienced Samba facilitators, Raul d'Oliveira and Mike Simpson, will also demonstrate how Samba can be used successfully in the classroom. An exciting session not to be missed!

l Introduction to inspira – 1-year music programmes for Wider Opportunities Charanga eLearning

Seminar Room 2

Charanga eLearning’s set of Wider Opportunities programmes, inspira, includes everything teachers need to deliver whole class instrumental and vocal lessons. inspira is built around 10 engaging songs which have differentiated parts for all popular instruments and ensembles and is an invaluable resource for everyone who wants to provide exciting, integrated and inclusive music learning for large groups of children.

l Learn to Conduct with the LSO! Chris Swaffer & Notion Music

Seminar Room 3

Most teachers will at some time, willingly or otherwise, need to conduct their school orchestra, choir, musical or simply keep their pupils together in performing class projects. Conductor and inset day trainer Chris Swaffer presents a brand new training resource from Notion Music that combines instructional video, textbook, software, printed exercises and of course the ability to learn to conduct with the London Symphony Orchestra following your every tempo and dynamic! Notion Conducting is reviewed in zone magazine online:

1300–1340: Lunch, Visit Trade Exhibition

Lord Rhodes Room, Upper and Lower Concourses Music will be performed by Mundo Afrika

l 1330-1415: Introduction to the Orchestra LSO Discovery Team

Lecture Theatre

Using video conferencing technology, players from the London Symphony Orchestra deliver half-hour presentations about the instruments and repertoire of the orchestra to schools across Britain. In this session you will be able to observe one of these presentations before being given the opportunity to question participants on both sides of the video link about the experience

1340–1415: Session 4 – Keynote: Paul Collard

RNCM Concert Hall

Warmup alert! Kagemusha Taiko will lead a pre-keynote warm-up from 1340-1345! With the publication in January of a new report by Ofsted on the impact of creative learning on pupil achievement, motivation and behaviour, Paul Collard reflects on what lessons we have learnt over the last few years on the role of creativity in education. What’s the difference between a creative and cultural education? What value do artists add? What makes the most difference to young people? Paul Collard is Chief Executive of Creativity, Culture and Education

1415–1500: Concert by Ripon Cathedral Choir directed by Andrew Bryden with Edmund Aldhouse, Organ Programme on next page

1510–1600: Session 5 Panel Discussion – Question Time

RNCM Concert Hall

RNCM Theatre

The Question Time panel from left to right: Deborah Annetts, Bill Bruford, Christina Coker, Janine Irons, Marc Jaffrey, John Witchell. Below: Chair, Tom Service

There’s a General Election round the corner. With uncertainty about music’s place in the National Curriculum, and funding for national initiatives such as Sing Up ending in 2011 what does the future hold for music education? In the final session of musiclearninglive!2010 delegates can put their questions directly to a distinguished panel: Deborah Annetts (Chief Executive, ISM), Bill Bruford (Yes/Genesis), Christina Coker (Chief Executive, Youth Music), Janine Irons (Managing Director, Tomorrow’s Warriors), Marc Jaffrey (former Music Manifesto Champion and Director, Think Again Media) and John Witchell (Chief Executive, Federation of Music Services/Chair, Music Education Council). Panel chaired by BBC & Guardian jouranlist, Tom Service

Thank you for joining us at musiclearninglive!2010


We hope to see you in 2011 in Scotland


Ripon Cathedral Choir directed by Andrew Bryden with Edmund Aldhouse, Organ Friday February 26th 2010 at 2.15pm at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester as part of musiclearninglive!2010


Andrew Bryden was appointed Director of Music of Ripon Cathedral in 2003 having previously been Assistant Organist and Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral Choir School since 1998. He is responsible for the provision of music for the daily services and his work with the cathedral choir has received widespread acclaim.

Jubilate Deo William Walton (1902–83) He was educated at Aberdeen University where he was an organ scholar

Ne irascaris Domine William Byrd (1540–1623)

specialising in performance and editorial techniques, and studied organ with

Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

Sanger. Following cathedral and church appointments in Aberdeen and Sheffield

Roger Bevan Williams, George McPhee, Timothy Byram-Wigfield and David Andrew was appointed Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral in 1994, and

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F George Dyson (1883–1964)

combined this with the post of Organist and Head of Academic Music at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury.

All wisdom cometh from the Lord Philip Moore (b. 1943) As an accompanist and recitalist he has played at many of the major venues in

O vos omnes Carlo Gesualdo (1561–1613)

the United Kingdom, and has undertaken tours to Holland, Germany, Austria and North America. He has been broadcast on both BBC and independent radio and

Zadok the Priest George Frederic Handel (1685–1759)

television and has made a number of CD recordings on the Priory, Cantoris, Regent and York Ambisonic labels. In addition to his work at Ripon Cathedral, Andrew is an examiner for ABRSM and is active as a composer. Much of his compositional output is written for the

Ripon Cathedral Choir comprises sixteen boy choristers, twenty-two girl

liturgical needs of Ripon Cathedral, although commissions are a regular feature

choristers and six lay clerks singing eight services each week. The boys and girls

of his work. A mass for upper voices and a carol set to commissioned words will

normally sing separately with the lay clerks, but occasionally perform together

be published later this year.

for special occasions such as concerts and major services. The boy choristers are educated at the Cathedral Choir School and the girl choristers are recruited from a variety of schools within the local area.

Edmund Aldhouse began his musical training as a chorister at Manchester

Choristers who attend the Choir School receive scholarships, and further

Cathedral, whilst studying the piano at Chetham’s School of Music. He held the

bursarial assistance up to 100% of the fees is available where required. In

Organ Scholarship at Pembroke College Oxford, graduating in 2001 with First

addition to their choir duties, choristers learn two musical instruments and the

Class Honours in Modern Languages. Having been appointed Organ Scholar at

boys receive individual singing lessons from the Cathedral Vocal Coach.

Chichester Cathedral in 2001, he became Sub-Organist of Rochester Cathedral the following year, where he directed the Girls’ Choir, participated in several

As well as singing services the choir maintains a busy schedule of recordings

foreign tours and played for a number of live BBC broadcasts.

and concerts. Recent CDs include A Thing Most Wonderful (Music for Holy Week and Easter), Christmas at Ripon Cathedral, and Dear Lord and Father (Hymns and

He has performed widely as an accompanist and recitalist in venues in the UK,

hymn anthems). The choir is frequently to be heard on radio including Classic

France, the Netherlands and the USA. His strong interest in French organ music

FM and features regularly in the Choral Evensong schedule on BBC Radio 3.

led him to study repertoire and improvisation with Frédéric Blanc in Paris in

Concerts have included Handel’s Coronation Anthems at the Foundling Museum

2000, and inspired him to return to France in 2006 to study with François-Henri

in London, the Sedbergh Festival, various performances in churches throughout

Houbart at the Conservatoire in Rueil-Malmaison, where he obtained a

the north of England, and performances of Handel’s Messiah, and requiems by

unanimous Premier Prix de Virtuosité in 2008.

Fauré, Duruflé and Rutter in the Cathedral. In recent years the choir has undertaken tours to Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Wales and Scotland.

He has been Assistant Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral since January 2009.

musiclearninglive!2010 contributors

Deborah Annetts was Partner and Head of

perception of where things stand now, are of

Birmingham Conservatoire) and Bangor

training for music tutors and members of the

Employment Law at Stephens Innocent

relevance to all with an interest in the state of

University N. Wales.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is the

before moving to the third sector as a Chief

the art.

author of numerous singing books for Paul Collard is Chief Executive at Creativity,

Executive in 2001. In 2008, she was appoint-

Primary-aged children.

ed CEO of the Incorporated Society of

Kate Buchanan is Director of Professional

Musicians which represents some 5000 music

Studies at the Royal Northern College of

years’ experience of working in the arts and

Karin Greenhead is a leading specialist in

professionals. Deborah is a keen supporter of

Music. She trained at the Guildhall School of

is an expert in delivering programmes that

music/movement relationships, working as a

the arts and has been a volunteer for Arts and

Music and Drama and Goldsmiths College,

use creativity and culture as drivers of social

teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in conserva-

Business and a Trustee of the London

University of London. She taught for ten years

and economic change. He joined the govern-

tories, private courses and workshops world-

Museums Agency. She is a Fellow of the Royal

before becoming Senior Lecturer at Trinity

ment’s flagship creative learning programme,

wide. In addition to regular teaching at the


Culture and Education (CCE). He has over 25


College of Music. Her consultancy work has

Creative Partnerships in 2005 and played a

Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity

Development Committee of the Lyric Theatre

included Music Search for Channel4 Learning,

crucial role in clarifying the purpose of the

College of Music, Guildhall School of Music


the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth

programme and streamlining its delivery in

and Drama and Central School of Ballet, she

Music. Kate is a longstanding member of the

schools. Other positions held include General

teaches professional training courses for the

Astrum Guitar Duo Amy Perry and Martin

Orff Society UK and maintains links with class-

Manager at the ICA and Deputy Controller of

Dalcroze Society UK and is its Director of

Bickerton are two exciting young guitarists

room practice through project work and men-

the British Film Institute.

Studies. She also teaches improvisation and

who attended the Junior Royal Academy of

toring in schools.






its applications in instrumental teaching for Shirley Court is nationally known for her abil-

Music and Chetham's School of Music respec-

the Conservatorio di Ferrara, Italy.

tively before forming the Astrum Guitar Duo

Alan Cameron is responsible for the Schools

during their undergraduate studies at the

Music Service in Dumfries & Galloway. In 2004,

all ages and capabilities. She regularly con-

Asafo Gyata has run rhythm, dance and

Royal Northern College of Music. Both stu-

he submitted a proposal to the Scottish

ducts massed choirs of primary school chil-

poetry workshops in local schools and com-

dents of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey,

Executive for funding to pilot a scheme where

dren and is a presenter of Music for Youth's

munity centres as well as institutions such as

their repertoire is wide-ranging and includes

young people in rural schools could receive

Primary Proms. She is conductor of the CBSO

prisons, refugee centres, hospitals and men-

music from the Renaissance to the present

instrumental lessons via Video Conference.

Youth Chorus, Director of the Hallé Children’s

tal health establishments since 1989. He

day, covering a broad range of styles. Astrum

This successful programme continues to devel-

Choir, lead vocal animateur for Cheshire


Guitar Duo appears by kind permission of the

op and grow six years later. Alan has com-

Partnership in Music and Director of the

African/Caribbean martial art, Ka-Zimba

ity to motivate and inspire young singers of






posed and published music in a range of gen-

Cheshire Youth Choir. Shirley is co-author of

Ngoma in 1998. He has worked with drum-

res ranging from his Upbeat Music series for

the best-selling Singing Sherlock books for

mer Aaron Tanice on countless performances

Django Bates grew up under a variety of

use in primary and secondary schools to music

Key Stages 1 and 2.

and workshops, between them as far afield

musical influences, his father being a collec-

for the BBC drama Florence Nightingale.


tor of Romanian folk, African music and jazz.

as South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Susanna Eastburn is Director, Music Strategy

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Barbados, Bristol and across London.

After lessons on piano, violin and trumpet, he

Charanga eLearning team

at Arts Council England. Previously, she was

began studying composition at the Royal

Joanna Mangona from Lancashire Music

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the

College of Music but left, realising he wanted

Service is one of the creators of Charanga

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

to remain a self-taught composer. His works

eLearning’s set of Wider Opportunities pro-

and Executive Producer of Lift - London

Music Specialist in inner London primary

include a piano concerto for Joanna

grammes, inspira. She is joined by Mark

International Festival of Theatre. From 2004-

schools. She is an experienced Dalcroze

MacGregor and the RLPO, an electronic key-

Burke from Charanga eLearning.

2005, she was a Youth Music Fellow on the

teacher of children and adults, working and

inaugural year of the Clore Leadership

examining for the Guildhall School of Music,

board concerto for the Britten Sinfonia and a

Nicola Hadley has 20 years' experience as a

saxophone concerto for Iain Ballamy and the

Ian Clethero started his musical training as a

Programme. Non-executive roles have includ-

Trinity College and Dalcroze teacher training

BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

chorister at Ripon Cathedral and later studied

ed being a member of the Yorkshire Regional

courses. She is a pianist and accordionist and

the organ with Peter Hurford while a student

Arts Council, a Governor of Leeds College of

produces the popular children’s song CDs

Judith Brindle leads courses throughout the

at Cambridge University, where he read

Music and Chair of the Society for the

Riggidy Jig.

UK and regularly teaches methodology at the

Mathematics. Following a time as administra-

Promotion of New Music.

British Kodály Academy summer schools.

tor of the national music education charity,

Formerly, she was a part-time lecturer in pri-

The Voices Foundation, he co-founded Zone,

mary music education at Trinity and All Saints University College, Leeds and primary music advisory teacher in Bradford LEA and for the

Susan Hollingworth is a graduate of the Judy Fielding has been a professional dancer

Royal Northern College of Music where she

the national music education magazine, and

for over 20 years. She is a qualified dance and

studied voice. She is a Churchill Fellow,

through Zone New Media has developed the

drama teacher who works extensively around

awarded for her work with Young Choirs. Sue

musiceducationzone, musiceducationzonea-

the West of Scotland, teaching in nurseries

is Musical Director of the Scunthorpe


sia and choirzone website networks as well

and schools. Judy also runs her own, highly

Cooperative Junior Choir (currently BBC Radio

Certificate of Professional Practice in Early

as the annual musiclearninglive! conferences.

successful dance school, teaching children,


Childhood Music Education (Kodàly) in 2002

He is Managing Director of Zone New Media.

young people and adults in the West End of

International Touring Choir and Grimsby





and the Certificate of Professional Practice in







Glasgow. She is a Bookstart Rhymetime

Philharmonic. She is a Sing Up Advocate and

Primary Education (Kodàly) in 2004 from the

Christina Coker is Youth Music’s first Chief

Champion, fulfilling her role as a training

regularly works for Sing For Pleasure, ABCD,

University of Surrey.

Executive. Formerly Director of Hackney Music

deliverer throughout Scotland to present her

Voices Foundation and many LAs. She recent-

Development Trust, her contributions to gov-

own Bookstart Rhymetime Sessions with par-

ly led the Sing Hallelujah project for BBC

Bill Bruford was drummer/percussionist

ernment advisory groups include DCSF/DCMS

ents and children under five.

Radio 3.

with King Crimson, Yes & Genesis before

Music Manifesto Programme Board and DCSF

going on to lead the international jazz

Music and Dance Scheme Expert Panel. She

Lucinda Geoghegan is a member of staff

Janine Irons is Managing Director of

ensemble Earthworks. He announced his

was a member of the Musical Futures steer-

with the British Kodály Academy, the Royal

Tomorrow’s Warriors/Dune Music. In addition

retirement from 'the road' in 2009, coincident

ing group and of the advisory group to the

Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus and

to her educational work, she is a jazz artist

with the publication of his autobiography.

independent Cambridge review on Primary

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

manager and executive producer and has

Critically acclaimed as the most eloquent

education. Christina has been awarded an

Her work as the National Youth Choir of

guided her artists to win more than 30

account of a life in popular music to come

OBE for services to music and honorary fel-

Scotland Education Consultant includes staff

awards in the UK and abroad including two

from these shores, Bruford's intelligent and

lowships from Trinity College of Music,

development across Britain. As an ‘Expert

Mercury Music Prizes for Album of the Year,

articulate take on the musician's life, and his

Birmingham City University (incorporating

Friend’ of Sistema Scotland, she has provided

two MOBO Awards for Best Jazz Act, two


musiclearninglive!2010 contributors

Urban Music Awards and several BBC Radio

Netherlands. In 2004, Josefine made her

Afrika! have performed at the National

the Purcell School of Music and completed her

Jazz Awards. In 2006, Janine was awarded an

recording debut on Django's critically

Festival of Music for Youth and recently led

MA in Music Education at the Institute of

MBE by HM The Queen for Services to the

acclaimed album, You Live and Learn

two major community projects to develop

Education. She works as a Music Adviser with

music industry.


African music in schools, resulting in a highly

Cambridge Education @ Islington and a con-

popular Jambo Afrika CD

sultant with Islington’s Ethnic Minority

Marc Jaffrey has 25 years’ experience as a

LSO Discovery is the education department

creative leader of high-impact campaigns,

of the London Symphony Orchestra - one of

Dr László Norbert Nemes is a graduate of

Ethnomusicology has led to her exploring

recently championing the Music Manifesto.

the largest music education departments

the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest,

ways in which music can be exciting and

His skills were built through a range of land-

attached to any UK arts organisation. Now

Hungary, where he has been Associate

accessible to all children and how Music and

mark and award-winning social justice initia-

entering its 20th year of existence, the

Professor since 2001. He obtained his doctor-

the Arts can be used in other areas of the cur-

tives in the 1990s and honed when he joined

orchestra works across three key areas:

al degree in choral conducting from the

riculum. Her educational publications include

the BBC in 1997 to run multi-media social

Schools, Community and Young Talent, with a

University of Alberta, Canada and is currently

Recorder Rebels.

action campaigns on literacy, family, educa-

fourth area - Digital Technology - helping to

Director of the Kodály Pedagogical Institute in

tion, arts and youth issues. Following his work

replicate the work carried out on a local level,

Kecskemét and Associate Conductor of the

on the Music Manifesto, he remains an advi-

nationally and internationally.

Hungarian Radio Children’s Chorus. He has

Musicians Benevolent Fund since 2009. He

held workshops for choral conductors and

has spent all his working life in theatre, opera

Holly Marland is Knowledge Transfer

music educators in Australia, Canada, Ireland,

and music, taking key roles in education. He

Manager at the Royal Northern College of

Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, The Philippines

has been Director of the Royal Court Young

Stuart Johnson, Conference Producer, has over

Music where she is pioneering a programme

and Singapore.’

35 years’ experience as a professional musi-

of Music for Health in association with

cian, contemporary music producer, festival &

Musique et Santé (Paris). She is interested in

Catherine Pestano is a community musician,

venue programmer and consultant. In recent

cultural and clinical applications of music in

workshop facilitator and educator with a

Director of Policy and Programmes at Youth

years, he has worked with a number of uni-

healthcare and has been studying on the

social work background. Chair of Sound

Music. In 1999, he wrote a report for Arts

sor with the DCSF and DCMS. He is a Director of Think Again Media.






David Sulkin has been Chief Executive of the

People’s Theatre, Co-founder of the Baylis Programme at English National Opera, Associate Director of the Janáček Festival and

versities on the transition from training to work



Sense, the national community music body,

Council England, New Old, about challenges

in music and, in this guise, he will be taking a

Community Music Therapy. Holly sings with

she trained with Frankie Armstrong and runs

that artists face after the age of 50.

break from helping to run the Conference to

BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service Singers and has

career development sessions for MusicLeader

chair the Get Real! panel, in the process hop-

performed with the Britten Singers, Hallé

London. Catherine is organising an interna-

Chris Swaffer was educated at Chetham's

ing to subvert Frank Zappa's contention that

Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and

tional conference on Community Arts in

School of Music and holds a Masters degree in

we'll all wind up working' in a gas station.

the early music group Partita amongst others.

Higher Education in April 2010. In partnership


with Sound Sense, the conference will look at

University of Manchester. He is Artistic Director







Alice Kirwan is in her second year at the

Laurence McNaughton studies at the Royal

capturing and promoting the values of com-

of the Auricle Ensemble and recently made his

Royal Northern College of Music, studying

Northern College of Music under the tutelage

munity arts as these become increasingly

debut with the Ukrainian State Symphony

with Eira-Lynn Jones. Since moving to

of Paul Janes. He has performed at Queen

interesting for the Higher Education sector.

Orchestra. He has also worked with contempo-

Manchester, she has played with the Hallé

Elizabeth Hall and The Royal Albert Hall as

Youth Orchestra and the RNCM Concert

part of the Youth Proms, at the Turner Simms

Martin Renton is a consultant with Sustained

Metropolitan Ensemble. He is education con-

Orchestra and Harp Ensemble. In November

in Southampton as part of their Jazz Series

Success and author of the book ‘Thinking

sultant for Notion Music and consultant for

2008, she was lucky enough to play for Prince

and at the opening night of the 2009

through Music’. He began his teaching career

Notion Conducting software as well as exclu-

Charles in a choir of 60 harps at the Royal

Manchester Jazz Festival. He is President of

as a Head of Music before going on to work

sively training and presenting on Roland, Edirol

Opera House to mark his 60th Birthday cele-

the Students’ Union at the RNCM and

as a Secondary strategy consultant, develop-

and Cakewalk instruments and software.

brations. Alice Kirwan appears by kind per-

Performing Arts Officer for the Arts Group, a

ing Thinking Skills and Assessment for

mission of the RNCM.

sub-committee of the NUS.

Learning strategies alongside teachers in

Mike Simpson is Inspire-works’ Musical

Northumberland. Martin has worked with

Director. After graduating from the Guildhall

rary music group Ensemble 11 and the

Carol Laula has been a professional

Peter Moser has been the Artistic Director of

BBC Education, Newcastle and Sheffield

School of Music & Drama, he studied gamelan

singer/songwriter for over 20 years. As well

More Music for the past 15 years. A multi-

Universities and is an editor for Teaching

in Bali with Tjokcorda Raka Suastika of Ubud

as spending many years recording and per-

instrumentalist and composer, he teaches

Thinking and Creativity Magazine. He has

Royal family. As a freelance percussionist,

forming worldwide, she has developed her

percussion, voice, brass and songwriting as

recently begun developing Thinking Skills

Mike toured and performed with orchestras

skills in working with all age groups from var-

well as the art of running workshops. He co-

with schools and colleges in Northern Ireland,

and groups such as the Philharmonia and Sir

Norway and Sweden.

Cliff Richard. As a composer, his works have

ious and diverse backgrounds, teaching


singing and songwriting. For Carol, the most

and his latest work, The Long Walk, was

important thing about her workshops is that

developed and performed in Morecambe,

Cyrilla Rowsell obtained the British Kodály

Royal Festival Hall and published by Oxford

they maintain a fun element whilst manag-

Gateshead, Liverpool and Hong Kong. He is

Academy’s Advanced Musicianship Diploma

University Press. Mike co-founded Inspire-

ing to produce a piece of work that partici-

currently developing a new project for

with Distinction in 1991. She has taught

works with his wife Jacqui where they over-

pants are proud to share. Carol is a Bookstart

Shanghai’s EXPO 2010 as part of a long-term

solfège, methodology and conducting on BKA

see a team of workshop facilitators delivering

creative education and music programme in

Summer Schools as well as Elementary and

West African drumming, Brazilian samba and

mainland China.

Intermediate Level Year BKA courses and

Balinese gamelan workshops to 25,000 chil-

Kodály musicianship. She has run courses for

dren each academic year.

Rhymetime Champion.

Josefine Lindstrand studied singing at the

been performed at the Royal Albert Hall and

Fridhems folkhogskola jazz school in the

Mundo Afrika! is an African music & dance

organisations including ABRSM and The



ensemble based at Formby High School on

Dalcroze Society and teaches on the String

Copenhagen where she now studies at the

Merseyside. The group specialises in tradi-

Training Programme at the Guildhall School of

has performed in many places including

Rhythmic Music Conservatorium. She met

tional and contemporary African song and

Music and Drama. Her latest projects include

Gambia, Ghana, Barbados, Nigeria, Granada

Django Bates after auditioning for the

dance, particularly a cappella singing, djembe

co-writing the Jolly Music scheme and work-

and France. He is the head drummer and

European Jazz Youth Orchestra 2002 Tour, fol-

drumming and the South African Gumboot

ing collaboratively on a Kodály syllabus and


lowing which she was asked to collaborate

Dance. Students develop their skills in collab-

curriculum for use in the UK.

acclaimed group, Emashi. Aaron has been





with his quartet Human Chain and the Asko

oration with visiting practitioners including

Ensemble for the Cross Links Festival in the

Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi. Mundo


Aaron Tanice is an international artist who





studying Health and African Martial Artistry Samantha Spence studied piano and viola at

for almost a decade.

musiclearninglive!2010 contributors

Vicky Morton is Head Teacher of Temple

skills to clients including UBS Bank, Microsoft



John Witchell is Chief Executive of the

Primary School. She began her career in

and BBC TV. She studied at Clare College,

Development worker for Drake Music (South

Federation of Music Services and Chair of the

Cheetham and has taught in schools in North,

Oxford and Webber Douglas Academy of

West). He has been a tutor for the charity

Music Education Council. He has always

Central and South Manchester. She doesn’t

Dramatic Art and has gone on to perform

since 2005, running projects in special school

enjoyed making music with young people,

come from a musical background but is proud

many roles on stage and screen. Her TV work



whether running a Saturday music school or

to say that, after two weeks of piano lessons

includes Emmerdale, Silent Witness, Casualty

Jonathan taught music in a Bristol secondary

conducting massed choirs at the Royal Albert

as a child, she can still play Good King

and Coronation Street. Her work as an actor

school before going on to study for an MA in

Hall. A former Ofsted inspector, he is passion-

Wenceslas with one finger! When she started

allows her to understand how frightening and

Cross-sectoral and Community Arts at

ately committed to musical entitlement for all

at Temple, singing was Hymn Practice or

difficult it is to present – a skill of growing

Goldsmiths College, London. He also works

young people and is excited by the Music

Mass in the Hall. She is delighted at how

importance in the business and educational

for Bristol City Council as Youth Culture

Manifesto initiative which has reinvigorated

much things have changed as the school now

world today.

Development worker, managing a varied pro-

music-making on the basis that everyone must

gramme of music and arts projects in youth

have an equal opportunity to play and sing.

has the Sing Up Platinum Award.





Michael Vincent defies all human logic as

clubs. Jonathan will be joined by Mark

Rachel D’ardis is Expressive Arts Leader at

the world's maestro of sleight of hand. His

Rowland and Gemma Nash.

Temple Primary School. Her first experience of

close-up magic has been featured at presti-

music was at the age of eight when her Mum

gious venues around the world including The

Nicholas Wilks is Master of Music at

taught her to play ‘chopsticks’ on a very old,

Magic Castle in Hollywood and The Grand

Winchester College. He read English at Christ

appropriate union for instrumental music

out-of-tune piano! Last year, she completed a

West Casino in Cape Town. He wowed

Church, Oxford and studied conducting and

teachers. She spends much of her time as a full-time union official helping members with

Kelly Wood is the North of England Regional Officer for the Musicians’ Union, recognised by the NUT and similar unions as being the

Sing for Pleasure conducting course and applied

Federation of Music Service members at the

clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music. He

for the Vocal Practitioners’ pilot programme

2009 FMS conference and musiclearninglive!

has conducted a wide range of orchestral,

the various problems associated with teach-

with Manchester Music Service. She now works

delegates at last year’s reception. Michael is a

choral and operatic repertoire including the

ing, performing and composing. Kelly also

alongside teachers who need support in devel-

man who possesses the heart and soul of a

premiere of Alec Roth’s Earth and Sky at the

visits colleges and universities throughout the

oping singing in their own schools as well as

magician – a rare commodity indeed.

BBC Proms. Recordings include Britten’s

region, talking to students in relation to the

Noye’s Fludde and A Ceremony of Carols. He

music industry and to teaching staff with

Jill Walker is a consultant for Northumber-

is a trustee for the Soweto string teaching

regards to education, employment matters

land Creative and Performing Arts, specialis-

project Buskaid and a Director of the

and changes to legislation etc.

Nathan Theodoulou is a music education con-

ing in Early Years, Primary and Special Schools

Hampshire Foundation for Young Musicians.

sultant for Cambridge Education @ Islington,

arts education. She has worked with schools

specialising in developing Wider Opportunities

across Northumberland to develop arts proj-

running Temple’s enthusiastic KS1 choir, talented KS2 choir and brilliant staff choir.

Alice Young is Head of the Arts Award Abram Wilson attended the New Orleans

Programme at Trinity College, London. Run

programmes. He is a multi-instrumentalist and

ects as well as training and supporting staff in

Center for the Performing Arts and the

through a partnership between Trinity

began his career learning from and playing

music curriculum planning and implementa-

Eastman Conservatory. A trumpeter/vocalist,

Guildhall and Arts Council England, the Arts

with British jazz legend Don Rendell. He has

tion. Her specialities include Mixed Arts deliv-

bandleader, composer, producer and educa-

Award is open to all young people aged 11-

composed works for stage, screen and radio



tor, he is Assistant Artistic Director of

25 and offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold lev-

and has acted as musical director and conduc-

Boomwhacking. Jill has produced educational

Tomorrow’s Warriors. He has released three

els, recognised on the National Qualifications

tor at venues including the National Theatre,

resource packs for Primary Music and KS2

critically acclaimed albums and received a

Framework at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Alice trained

RSC and the Barbican. Nathan has been a com-

Wider Opportunities. She plays the flute,

British Jazz Award and nominations for a

in Drama and Dance at Birmingham

poser for the Imperial Society of Teachers of

piano and trombone and is a member of the

MOBO Award and two BBC Jazz Awards. He is

University and worked as a youth arts practi-

Dancing since 1999. His educational works

Prudhoe Community Band.

currently touring with his third album, Life

tioner and manager before joining the Arts

Paintings. In 2009, Abram formally introduced

Award in 2006.





include the book Recorder Rebels. Diane Widdison is National Organiser for Live

the Teenie Warriors, a small band of 8-13 year

Sarah Thurstan founded Performance Link in

Performance and Teaching at the Musicians'

olds to the London jazz scene.

2000 to provide coaching in presentation



musiclearninglive!2010 trade partners

ABRSM Lower Concourse

Hofnote Lower Concourse & Lord Rhodes Room

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music 24 Portland Place London W1B 1LU

Hofnote, Music Teacher Support Ltd 88 Plantation Drive North Ferriby, East Yorks HU14 3BB

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+44 (0)20 7636 5400 +44 (0)20 7636 0234

0800 093 6594

The Associated Board’s mission is to support and promote music teaching and learning worldwide. They aim to motivate and inspire singers and instrumental learners by providing a progressive, accredited series of assessments that measure progress and reward achievement. They also run professional development courses for music teachers at all levels and are the UK's 4th largest publisher of sheet music.

Hofnote help music students develop aural skills by providing online practice between lessons and in preparation for exams. Ready-made courses for teachers either prepare for specific grades or develop interval recognition skills. With full supporting information and progress records, these can be used both in lessons and for homework.

Black Cat Music Lower Concourse

Howarth of London Upper Concourse

Black Cat Music Festival House, Chapman Way Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3EF

Howarth of London 31-35 Chiltern Street London WU1 7PN

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+44 (0)1892 619719 / 0800 072 7799

+44 (0)20 7935 2407

Black Cat Music is the UK/Ireland representative of Wenger Corporation, a manufacturer of fully-guaranteed music performance equipment. To Wenger’s range, they have added some speciality equipment of their own, making Black Cat Music a ‘one stop shop’ for music stands, chairs and folders, classroom music and music technology furniture, staging and risers, theatre equipment, audience seating and many other items.

Howarth of London is one of the world’s leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets and saxophones. The showrooms in London are a bustling meeting point for players and offer a comprehensive range of accessories, woodwind sheet music and related CDs. In the last 10 years, Howarth have been at the forefront of developing appropriate instruments to enable younger children to start well.

British Kodály Academy Lord Rhodes Room

Inspire-works Upper Concourse

British Kodály Academy c/o 13 Midmoor Road London SW19 4JD

Inspire-works PO Box 3929, Windsor SL4 9AL

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+44 (0)1638 601644

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+44 (0)1753 859480

Kodály training develops musicianship through singing, engaging students in direct music responses without the technical demands of an instrument. This practical approach facilitates the development of musicianship skills such as sight signing and pitch discrimination as well as high levels of musical literacy. Suitable for all ages and stages, Kodály training can be applied to all kinds of music from classical to jazz.

Inspire-works specialises in selling Ghanaian djembés, Brazilian samba instruments and Indonesian gongs suitable for educational use. They offer hands-on workshops designed to enrich and extend the teaching of the National Curriculum, one-off visits, specially designed Wider Opportunities workshop programmes and workshops suitable for extended schools. All sessions are led by experienced practitioners, developing music skills and promoting knowledge and understanding of other cultures.

Charanga Upper Concourse

ISM Upper Concourse

Charanga Limited Suite 17 & 18, 9–12 Middle Street Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AL

Incorporated Society of Musicians 10 Stratford Place London W1C 1AA

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+44 (0)1273 823900

+44 (0)20 7629 4413

Charanga Music is a complete library of over 5,000 eLearning music resources. Covering instrumental, Wider Opportunities, vocal and Key Stages 1-4, its interactive resources are easy to use and updated daily. Create bespoke lessons with videos, animated instruments, cartoons, flashcards, solfa, world music, hip hop, games and quizzes or choose from pre-built core curriculum lessons.

The ISM is the UK’s professional body for musicians, offering essential back-up for today's musician. With authoritative views on issues ranging from education to ethics and from intellectual property to broadcasting, the ISM have agreements with the BBC, links with education agencies and contacts with government departments. Members receive advice on a range of matters, whether legal, professional or personal.

CHL Systems Lord Rhodes Room

Jolly Music Lord Rhodes Room

Computing Help Limited 1st Floor, Dale Housee, 35 Dale Street Manchester M1 2HF

Jolly Learning Ltd Tailours House, High Road Chigwell, Essex IG7 6DL

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+44 (0)161 236 6486

+44 (0)20 8501 0405 +44 (0)20 8500 1696

CHL’s CHIMES (Computing Help Instrumental Music Electronic System) is a complete Arts Support and Music Service administration system managing everything from student tuition activities and performances to instrument/stock loans. CHIMES has become one of the most comprehensive Arts Support and Music Service administration systems in the UK.

Jolly Music is a structured and progressive programme for teaching music to children based on the Kodály method. With all the teaching done through singing, children become instant music makers without the need to play an instrument. Step-by-step lesson guides and accompanying CDs allow any teacher to teach music in school, even those with little or no musical experience.

Drums for Schools Ltd Concourse

Kagemusha Taiko Upper Concourse

Drums for Schools Ltd 19 The Green, Charlbury, Oxon OX7 3QA London Showroom: 919 Camden Stables Market Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH

Kagemusha Taiko PO Box 128 Exeter EX4 6YT

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+44 (0)7966 389951

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+44 (0)1392 494486

Drums for Schools is a small family business set up by Andy Gwatkin to design and supply djembes and world musical instruments to schools throughout the UK. They specialise in easy-to-play, low-cost instruments and give discounts to schools and educational users, respecting Fairtrade guidelines, using natural, sustainable and recycled materials, reusing packaging and minimising wastage.

Kagemusha Taiko are based in Exeter, in the south-west of England. We give professional taiko concerts and run a pioneering taiko education programme including workshops and teacher training nationwide. In addition, we have an award-winning youth taiko programme. We also provide team-building events for business organisations.idisticks.

GAK Education Lower Concourse

Louder Than Life Lord Rhodes Room

Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre 76-81 North Road, Brighton East Sussex BN1 1YD

Louder Than Life Ltd Barnsley Business Innovation Centre Innovation Way Barnsley S75 1JL

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+44 (0)1273 665410

Since its formation in 1993, The Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre and its sister company have consistently grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent musical instrument suppliers, offering an extensive range of products encompassing traditional instruments all the way through to highend pro audio, software and hardware solutions.


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+44 (0)1226 249590

Louder Than Life Ltd is an innovative company using music to develop personal skills for both the public & private sector. Specialising in percussion, teamwork and motivational workshops, Louder Than Life caters not only for educational establishments but also for corporate clientele.

musiclearninglive!2010 trade partners

Midisticks Lord Rhodes Room

Normans Concourse

Midisticks Ltd

Normans Third Avenue, Centrum 100 Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2WD

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Midisticks are a drum kit without drums. When you use the sticks, the World around you becomes the drums. Confused? You’re not alone. Children accept something out of the ordinary or unexpected as magic, and get on with the important task of playing. Midisticks are an innovative electronic percussion MIDI trigger. They are drumsticks that detect the material that they are being played on and generate MIDI messages. MidisticksTM are sensitive: the more softly you hit a material, the lower (quieter) the triggered MIDI velocity. The are also programmable. Many different everyday materials can be programmed and mapped to MIDI triggers.

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+44 (0)800 281415 +44 (0)1283 535333 (overseas)

Normans Musical Instruments are the UK’s leading supplier and education specialist of musical instruments and their related resources. Established for over 50 years, we currently supply direct, or via consolidators, many leading independent schools/colleges and Local Authorities throughout the world with their entire musical needs from classroom to orchestra.

Musical Trixstar Lord Rhodes Room

John Packer Lower Concourse

Musical Trixstar PO Box 7850 Matlock DE4 9DJ

John Packer Ltd 141 Staplegrove Road Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AF

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+44 (0)1629 700289

+44 (0)1823 282386

Unique and fun, Musical Trixstar is the non specialist music teacher-friendly board game ideal for complete beginners or musicians striving to pass theory exams endorsed by Former Classic FM Teacher of The Year. Graded question cards are based on the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam syllabuses and are presented in a fun, colourful, easy to understand way – at last! Cleverly combining music with literacy and numeracy has produced an inventive, curriculum-friendly package.

John Packer Ltd is an educational and retail supplier of woodwind and brass instruments and accessories. With nearly 7,000 items, they carry a broad range of makes and models and cater for all levels of player from complete novice to professional. Specialist staff are on hand to help with advice including servicing and repairs.

Music Education Supplies Lower Concourse

Recorder Rebels Lord Rhodes Room

Music Education Supplies Park Lane Business Park Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts NG17 9GU

Cambridge Education @ Islington

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Music Education Supplies (MES) is a specialist supplier of percussion instruments to primary schools. With over 2,000 instruments, their ranges are selected through listening to the advice of music advisers and subject leaders and include the world-exclusive Rainbow Range, Helen MacGregor’s Music and Composition Sacks and a wide range of Wider Opportunities and Outdoor Music instruments.

Recorder Rebels is an exciting way to teach the recorder to a whole class or group of children. The specially composed music covers genres such as Reggae, Calypso, Funk, Latin Jazz and Swing as well as Classical music. Right from the outset, the simple pieces are fun to play and the CD backing tracks make practice and performance easy and enjoyable. Recorder Rebels comes complete with flashcards, curriculum map, planning and assessment material, a CD ROM for use with interactive whiteboards, warm up games and suggested song repertoire, together with a first set of lessons. It covers general musicianship skills such as music reading, pitch and interval recognition, rhythmic awareness and development, listening and ensemble skills as well as composition and improvisation. Vocal work is also an important part.

Musicians’ Union Concourse

Rhinegold Upper Concourse

Musicians’ Union 60–62 Clapham Road London SW9 0JJ

Rhinegold Publishing Limited 239-241 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8TF

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+44 (0)845 0264 703

020 7582 5566


+44 (0)20 7527 5829

+44 (0)20 7333 1720

The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on their behalf, the MU provides assistance for professional and student musicians of all ages. With specialist full-time officials available to tackle the issues raised by working musicians, the MU assists its members throughout their professional careers and beyond.

Rhinegold produce specialist magazines for the music industry, including Classical Music, Opera Now and Music Teacher, and educational titles for secondary school teachers and students of music, drama and performing arts. They publish directories including the British and International Music Yearbook together with supplements providing information and contact details for music festivals, scholarships, summer schools and competitions. Lord Rhodes Room

Ripon Cathedral Choir School Lord Rhodes Room 18 Irwell Road, Warrington Cheshire WA4 6AX

The Cathedral Choir School Whitcliffe Lane Ripon HG4 2LA

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+44 (0)1925 574510

+44 (0)1765 602134 prides itself on developing and delivering workshops to all ages. Specialising in classroom music and delivering long-term projects linked in to all areas of the curriculum in both Primary and Secondary schools, the company are based in the North West of England and has representatives throughout the UK. also provides instrumental and vocal tuition, both in schools and privately.

Ripon Cathedral Choir School is a non-selective Prep School and a registered Charity. Music is an important part of the curriculum with all Ripon Cathedral’s boy choristers and many girl choristers educated at the school, supported by scholarships and bursaries. Every child is encouraged to succeed in whichever discipline suits them best, be it academic subjects, sport, music or the arts.

NAME Concourse

Rosetti Lower Concourse

National Association of Music Educators Helen Fraser (Administrator), Gordon Lodge Snitterton Road, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3LZ

Rosetti Ltd 4 Blackwell Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate Braintree, Essex CM7 2QJ

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+44 (0)1629 760791

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+44 (0)1376 550033

The National Association of Music Educators is the professional association representing all involved in music education. Its members include class and instrumental teachers, heads of Music Services, advisers, inspectors, higher education lecturers, independent consultants and administrators. NAME supports its members in the development of high quality music education which is accessible to all.

Rosetti distribute many products, ranging from electric guitars to saxophone reeds, into the UK through their wide network of dealers. Rosetti are the exclusive UK importers of Rickenbacker, B.C. Rich, Michael Kelly, Traben, Adam Black, Promark, Vandoren, Coffin Case, Hotpicks, PikCards, Get'm Get'm, Bags, Cherub & Kelly Mouthpieces. They also supply Shure microphones and Seiko metronomes & tuners.

NYCoS Upper Concourse

Schott Music Concourse

National Youth Choir of Scotland The Mitchell, North Street Glasgow G3 7DN

Schott Music Ltd Marketing Department, 48 Great Marlborough Street London W1F 7BB

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+44 (0)141 287 2856

The National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) is dedicated to providing high-level singing opportunities for over 2,000 young people across Scotland. Formed in 1996 as a flagship youth choir, its activities have expanded to include four national choirs, 11 area choirs, a strong educational remit providing training in vocal education and a large variety of educational resources, publications and song books.

+44 (0)20 7534 0740

Schott Music, Boosey & Hawkes and Universal are educational music publishers with an exciting array of new educational titles. As well as popular series such as Schott’s Best Of, Boosey & Hawkes Songs Of and Universal’s Centre Stage, they offer workshops for instrumental and classroom teachers, students, amateurs, children and choirs featuring successful and prominent educational authors and composers.


musiclearninglive!2010 trade partners

Sing Up Upper Concourse

The Voices Foundation Concourse

Sing Up One America Street, London SE1 0NE

The Voices Foundation 38 Ebury Steeet London SW1W 0LU

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+44 (0)20 7902 2939

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+44 (0)20 7730 6677 +44 (0)20 7259 0598

Sing Up is the Music Manifesto’s National Singing Programme, launched in 2007. The £40 million investment is part of a wider commitment to provide £332 million to support music-making in schools. Sing Up has already produced some fantastic results. The awards scheme has been embraced by over 1,862 schools and over 25,000 school and music organisations receive the termly magazine. The Song Bank has an impressive 305 songs in it and is still growing. 84% of State Primary Schools are registered.

The Voices Foundation aims to transform the lives of primary school children by developing musicianship skills and thereby self-esteem, socialisation and emotional intelligence. At the heart of the charity’s work is a oneyear in-school programme training classroom teachers in its aural/vocal approach. A Sing Up Flagship, The Voices Foundation has worked with over 275,000 children and trained more than 7,500 teachers nationwide.

Sly Arts - The Utterly Butterly Ukulele project Lord Rhodes Room

Whitebox3 Lord Rhodes Room

Sly Arts

Whitebox3 Unit 10, Durgates Lodge, Clapper Lane, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0JS t +44 (0)1580 893889 e w

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+44 (0)20 8133 7940

The Utterly Butterly Ukulele projoect (TUBUP) gives participants the opportunity to make their own ukulele from recyclable materials, learn how to play it and take part in a live performance with no experience required. The ukuleles are constructed from an Utterly Butterly spread tub, fishing line strings, a piece of wood with screw eyes for tuning pegs. The instrument sounds very authentic, and is very playable.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry, Whitebox3 provide a vast range of performing arts equipment for Music, Drama & Dance, including: Music: Orchestra Chairs, Conductor's Equipment, Music Folders, Sheet Music Storage Drama: Staging, Stage Curtains, Audience Seating, Light & Sound Systems Dance: Ballet Barres, Sprung Floors, Studio Mirrors, Dance Floors

Trinity Guildhall Upper Concourse

Zone New Media Lord Rhodes Room

Trinity Guildhall 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP

Zone New Media Limited 6/F 456-458 Strand, London WC2R 0DZ

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+44 (0)20 7820 6100

Trinity Guildhall is at the heart of music and arts education. Part of Trinity College London, a leading international examinations board, we provide a range of accredited Grade, Certificate and Diploma qualifications in Music, Drama, Speech and Dance. Our contemporary approach to exams offers candidates a flexible and responsive framework that allows them to perform their best by building on and developing their strengths.

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Zone is the organiser of the annual musiclearninglive! national festival of music education. The company also specialises in publishing and internet-based services. Zone publishes zone magazine online and the national musiceducationzone website. The company is currently working with the Federation of Music Services to develop its new campaigning network, FMSbuzz ( Zone also develops specialist websites for Music Services.

The Zone New Media Team Ian Clethero Managing Director Cathy Tozer Website Editor Stuart Johnson Event Producer Yvonne Barwick Exhibition Manager Tony Abbott Finance Manager Louise Turnor Administrator Zone New Media Limited 6/F 456–458 Strand London WC2R 0DZ, UK Telephone +44 (0)20 3303 0888 websites FMSbuzz project zone magazine digital edition



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Meeting learners’ needs We support music learning throughout the world so that everyone can share in its power. As the world’s largest and leading specialist in music assessment, our consistent and rigorous approach carries recognised international authority. Our exams are designed to motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them a series of realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements.

Trinity Guildhall is delighted to be supporting Music Learning Live! 2010 Visit us at stand U6 on the upper concourse Trinity Guildhall, part of Trinity College London, provides internationally recognised examinations in Music, Drama, Speech and Dance at Grade, Certificate and Diploma level. Trinity Guildhall also runs the Arts Award, in partnership with Arts Council England, and the KS2 Music Continuing Professional Development Programme in partnership with The Open University.

KS2 Music CPD Programme ◗ National qualification which supports young people aged 11–25 to develop as artists and arts leaders ◗ Offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, young people can gain awards in any art form ◗ Fosters creative, communication and leadership skills, helping to prepare young people for further education and employment

◗ Continuing Professional Development for instrumental teachers, classroom teachers and community musicians delivering Whole Class Instrumental and Vocal Tuition (Wider Opportunities) at Key Stage 2 ◗ Free CPD available individually or through your Local Authority

Join Alice Young, Head of Arts Award for a seminar: Young People’s Voice and the Arts Award at 11.50am–1.00pm on Thursday 25 February

◗ The CPD Programme is organising the Perform! project — building an online network of Wider Opportunities practitioners and resources, culminating at a major event in Summer 2010

Perform! Making Music Together

Perform! celebrates the rich diversity of music making in Wider Opportunities across the country. It has been developed by Trinity Guildhall and The Open University as part of ‘Tune In’, the National Year of Music. Through Perform! any teacher and school can: ◗ ◗ ◗ ◗

Join a nationwide online community of Wider Opportunities teachers and classes Gain access to exciting new resources for their Wider Opportunities music making Share children’s work and teaching ideas online through the safe and secure Radiowaves network Attend a spectacular showcase performance at the Nottingham Trent FM Arena on 30 June where over 500 Wider Opportunities pupils and their teachers will be working alongside some of the country’s best musicians photo: Andy Howes, Porl Medlock, Tas Kyprianou

musiclearninglive!2010 programme  

Programme from musiclearninglive!2010, the national music education conference organised by Zone New Media at the Royal Northern College of...

musiclearninglive!2010 programme  

Programme from musiclearninglive!2010, the national music education conference organised by Zone New Media at the Royal Northern College of...