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22nd February 2018
rhinegold theatre
Warm-Up | Ready, steady, sing
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 09:30 - 10:00

Think action-packed warm-up and vocalistion techniques as well as building multi-part mash-ups from scratch! Led by NYCGB Assistant Music Director Dominic Peckham, this session will get you moving, singing and well-and-truly warmed-up for the day! [KS2, KS3]

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ISM | Make the case for Music
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 11:15 - 12:00

Against a challenging landscape of EBacc and funding cuts, this session will arm you with the practical strategies, tips and data you need to make the case for music in your school to your SLT, school governors, parents and students. Led by Kevin Rogers (County Inspector, Hampshire County Council's Music Service) and Henry Vann (Head of External Affairs, ISM). [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4]

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Teachers on hubs
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:15 - 14:00

Featuring a 'flipped' panel of teachers and creative practitioners rather than managers and chief executives, this session will be an opportunity to consider how hubs are run from a fresh perspective. The session will provide a positive forum for discussion around issues ranging from implementing the DfE's core and extension roles to best practice around engaging teachers. Expect insight from teachers on the ground and a hierarchy-free, collective think about hubs and their purpose.

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Workshop
First Access: Progression and engagement through an aural approach
  • Workshop  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 11:15 - 12:00

Pick up a pTrumpet and learn to play tunes quickly through this dynamic approach to First Access. You'll take part in a quick-fire WCET beginners' session: discover how to make a sound, learn techniques in a fun way and learn three weeks' worth of music in one session. Includes differentiated activities through all-inclusive tunes with backing tracks. [KS2]

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Spice up your harmony lessons: Practical strategies for keeping singing at the heart of your KS5 lesson
  • Workshop  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:40 - 14:25

Take part in a practical harmony workshop which you can easily recreate with students. Exploring memorising , internalising and reproducing (singing!) melodies, this workshop will show you how to make singing an integral part of harmony lessons and also demonstrate how singing can be utilised to improve other areas of A Level, especially listening skills. [KS5]

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Classical music on the ukulele
  • Workshop  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 15:45 - 16:30

Paul Mansell, professional ukulele teacher, will demonstrate how easy it is for school teachers (with no musical knowledge) to engage and excite children with a ukulele. But he'll also demonstrate the ukulele as a serious instrument, performing a selection of pieces from Bach to Carcassi. Come and see how one of the fastest-growing instruments in schools can have serious development potential, from beginner one-chord-fun through to diploma level. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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The Space
Being present and ready to play: Functional posture and the Feldenkrais Method
  • The Space  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:45 - 14:30

Discover a playful, non-traditional approach to working with posture and presence and find out how you can communicate these ideas through games and explorations rather than rules or correction. A brilliant session for both music AND drama teachers - this workshop will apply Feldenkrais Method to both acting and musical performance. [KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Musical steps: Early Years music workshop
  • The Space  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 14:45 - 15:30

Learn how easy it is to teach basic musical skills and concepts, using everyday items and adapting things you already know. The games and activities relate to 'Ourselves, 'Homes', 'Animals', 'The Sea' and other typical early years topics. This is the workshop to attend if you want breadth; to cover a bit of everything and gain confidence and expertise in all areas of music teaching in the early years. Absolutely no musical expertise or experience is required. [Early Years, KS1]

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Seminar Theatre.
The piano teacher’s survival guide
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:30 - 14:15

Anthony Williams, Head of Keyboard at Radley College, leads this session on the foundations of teaching good, tension-free technique, introducing new and imaginitive approaches along the way.The piano teachers' clinic at the end will give delegates a chance to ask questions and receive advice on specific areas.

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Expanding your teaching practice
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 14:35 - 15:20

Catherine Cossey of Catherine Cossey Piano Tuition and Liz Giannopoulos of Encore Music Tuition present the business models which form the foundations of their successful independent piano teaching schools. With a blend of sound business principles, compassion for every student and ambitions for raising the standard and reputation of peripatetic instrumental tuition, Catherine and Liz will share their experience and insights into building and growing a successful music school.

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The Ten Command-don’ts: What not to do in Drama exams
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 15:40 - 16:35

It's one thing to know what you're trying to aim for, but what are the golden rules for what 'not to do' when preparing students for a drama exam? Covering practical exams, this session will reveal the ten golden rules for things to avoid and not to do with your students at this critical stage of their education. [KS4, KS5]

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Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre
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An introduction to teaching contemporary harmony
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 10:10 - 10:55

Rockschool present this session designed to arm teachers with a contemporary-centric harmony vocabulary. Explore approaches to teaching voice leading, chord substitution, reharmonisation and both the three and four tonic systems. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE | TIDO
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 11:25 - 11:55

Digital resources will never replace a great teacher, but they can transform the way they teach, and the way students learn. Join the Tido team and special guests for a hands-on exploration of music teaching and learning in the digital age. The panel-led discussion will also showcase the groundbreaking Tido Music app – a platform bringing together scores, audio recordings, video performances and masterclasses, written commentary and more.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE | MUSICFIRST presents Technology Engagement: The Music Classroom Leads the Way
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 12:30 - 13:00

Discover the benefits of cloud-based technology and find out how you can streamline your workflow and enhance creativity and musicality via the MusicFirst Online Classroom -a learning management system which integrates theory, ear training and more!

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Songwriter: An informal musical inclusion progression route for young people
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:15 - 14:00

Explore Songwriter - an initiative by Hertfordshire Music Service - which, through an online chart, successfully engages vulnerable young people at risk of exclusion and can be accredited with Arts Award. [KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Michael Davidson Head of Rock, Family and Community Music, Hertfordshire Music Service
PA SOS: Getting started with live sound
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 14:15 - 15:00

This jargon-busting session will equip you with the basic skills in setting up a PA (public address) system. We'll cover types of microphone, cables and speakers, and give you an understanding of what happens to the sound at each stage - and of course, how to avoid the dreaded squeal of feedback. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Performance Stage
Performance | The Raglan Schools Chamber Choir
  • Performance Stage  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 09:00 - 09:20

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Performance | Purcell School
  • Performance Stage  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 12:00 - 12:20

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Fireside Chat | BBC Ten Pieces: Q&A with composer Kerry Andrew
  • Performance Stage  
  • 22nd Feb 2018
  • 13:15 - 13:35

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23rd February 2018
rhinegold theatre
Warm-Up | A West End choir supercharge
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 09:30 - 10:00

Introducing a host of easy-to-use warm up games, exercises and songs from the charts and stage to add that extra sparkle to your choir in no time. Starling Arts present a range of activities adaptable for any age group. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Manage your performance nerves
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 11:15 - 12:00

Performance Coach Charlotte Tomlinson explores how performance anxiety can arise and the possible psychological reasons behind it, along with some simple practical tools to manage the anxiety better. We'll learn how practising with the Objective Observer rather the Inner Critic, and aiming for excellence rather than perfection, can radically reduce out-of-control nerves.

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DISNEY’s ALADDIN: Spotlight on Singing
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 15:45 - 16:30

Using well-known songs from the show, we'll explore teaching techniques for group singing in 3/4 part harmony, adding in a layer of characterisation. Learn to sing as a cohesive ensemble as you incorporate movement and acting to enrich storytelling. [KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Workshop
“Positively pop”: Using pop music to promote PSHE in primary schools
  • Workshop  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 10:10 - 10:55

KS2 children are becoming increasingly savvy in their choice of music and love to sing current, chart topping pop songs, but often the musical range and lyrical content of this repertoire is unsuitable for use in the classroom. This seminar will enlighten teachers with songs that incorporate SMSC learning and life affirming lyrics with a contemporary pop style. [KS2]

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Understanding the impact of Early Trauma on learning
  • Workshop  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 12:30 - 13:15

40% of children and young people will have experienced trauma before the age of 18, statistics tell us. Music and drama can play a huge part in the healing process of early life trauma. However, for some children due to their social and emotional needs access to these arts may be hindered. This workshop will enable those working with these children to engage in these arts better.[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Real-time composition: Improvisation
  • Workshop  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 13:35 - 14:20

For many people, knowing how to start a composition can be the hardest part. Getting started and not feeling self conscious when improvising can also be a hurdle many students face. This workshop will help address those problems by using inventive ways, (both high-tech and low-tech) to break the ice and start playing together. Delegates will ideally bring an instrument to this session, although some additional instruments and technology will be provided. [KS4, KS5]

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Top tactics to deter quitters
  • Workshop  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 14:40 - 15:35

The largest number of students give up their instruments before they even get to Grade 1 level. Why is this the case? Writing partners Karen Marshall and Heather Hammond (Get Set! Piano, The Intermediate Pianist) provide a whole range of practical and empathetic 'student focussed' activities to keep students engaged. This session aims to make teachers armed and dangerous with a whole host of ways to keep that student walking though the door!

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Kecak: The Balinese Monkey Chant!
  • Workshop  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 15:45 - 16:30

Kecak (Keh-chak) is often described as the vocal chant of Bali, and is also known by its nickname ‘the monkey dance’. In this fun session, delegates will form the largest Kecak chorus heard in the UK, experience the unique sounds and movements, learn the background to this evocative Indonesian art-form and discover how to recreate it in the classroom; to support the National Curriculum for Music, citizenship and SMSC. [KS1, KS2, KS3]

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The Space
“Be not afraid of greatness”: Approaching Shakespeare’s language
  • The Space  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 11:10 - 11:55

This 45 minute session will give you a practical and inclusive toolkit to tackle Shakespeare's texts, give your students ownership of the language and inspire them to create complex and engaging characters. It will include different approaches to appeal to a range of learning styles, including young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Delivered by the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. [KS2, KS3, KS4]

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Francesca Ellis Creative Manager, Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Claire Meade Senior Festival Coordinator, Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Kate Hopewell Head of Projects & Partnerships, Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Creating “Living Newspapers”
  • The Space  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 12:35 - 13:20

This seminar shows classroom teachers of any subject how to create Living Newspaper plays - a uniquely American style of documentary play which originated during the Great Depression. Participants will learn practical and imaginative theatrical techniques to create a hypothetical living newspaper on a contemporary issue such as immigration, Brexit, or the refugee crisis. [KS4, KS5]

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The sound toolkit: Developing aural awareness in the Early Years
  • The Space  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 13:35 - 14:20

Aural ability feeds into every aspect of a child's learning and experience, across creative, linguistic and cognitive development. This session will equip you with approaches for developing a child's 'aural library' by pinpointing the key building blocks of sound and demonstrating how they can be successfully cemented together within songs and activities in the Early Years. [Early Years]

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Let’s write a play
  • The Space  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 14:35 - 15:20

Teach your students to write a play/story in a fun, practical and interactive way. Using Drama and character as a starting base, you can build a story and a history for a character and weave a play in a simple step-by-step format that can be adapted for any age group. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Seminar Theatre
Becoming an arts entrepreneur 101
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 10:00 - 10:45

In the world of the arts we are all entrepreneurs… we just don't know it. Whether you are promoting yourself to students, schools, theatres or concert halls, guidance on entrepreneurial thinking will help your cause. This session will demonstrate how to spot gaps in the market, self-promote, think outside the box and give your business the cutting edge it needs to flourish. If you're looking to take yourself or your education business to the next level (and do it cheaply), then this workshop is for you.

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ISM | Setting tuition fees
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 11:15 - 11:30

We present the results from the annual ISM tuition fees survey, including breakdown of regions, and will provide tips for self-employed visiting instrumental, singing and music teachers in schools and employed visiting instrumental, singing and music teachers in schools on setting and negotiating rates.

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The music transition passport
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 12:20 - 13:05

A case study of The Music Transition Passport, an initiative trialled in Raglan Schools and endorsed by Enflield Music Service. A transition tool between primary and secondary schools, the project provides Secondary music teachers with information on the musical experiences, achievements, talents and aspirations of Year 6 students transitioning to Year 7. This session will arm you with best methods of delivery for achieving a similar project in your own department, and provide examples of how links can be made with feeder schools. [KS2, KS3]

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Changing levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 13:40 - 14:25

With the introduction of 1-9 grading in drama, we look at how to use the system at KS3. This session offers up an assessment system based around the model of Make, Perform and Respond. Find out how the new grading can reflect students ability far better than levels and contribute to a better understanding of current performance and what targets are needed for progress. [KS3]

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The growing impact of Open Orchestras in SEN schools
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 14:45 - 15:30

Open Orchestras is a growing national movement, supporting the education sector to make orchestras accessible to young disabled people. In this session, Dr. Marina Gall of Bristol University reveals her latest research findings into the musical, educational and social impact of Open Orchestras, while Doug Bott sets the context and demonstrates the Clarion - a new, easy to use accessible musical instrument that can be played independently with any part of the body, including the eyes. [KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Teaching piano in groups: Unleashing the transformative power of the group piano learning environment
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 15:45 - 16:30

Explores how group teaching offers peer-to-peer learning, provides limitless performance opportunities, exposes students to a wide variety of repertoire and allows them to participate in ensemble music-making. This session will showcase exciting new instructional strategies and equip you with a curated list of group piano curricular materials and resources. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre
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Trinity College London presents | The new 2018 syllabus
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 12:30 - 13:15

Trinity College London invites you to step out of your comfort zone and into the position of your learners in a practical workshop based on the new Rock and Pop 2018 syllabus, songs and supporting materials. Consider the range of choices available for teachers and students no matter which area of music education you are in and find out more about the support on offer from our UK development team for 2018 and beyond.

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Teaching the new 2017 A-level Music Technology Syllabus
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 13:35 - 14:20

Presented by Tim Hallas, music tech editor for Music Teacher magazine, this session will look at the new requirements of the 2017 specification, how best to teach them, how they are examined and how students can achieve the best results when studying the course, with coursework examples given. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end. [KS5]

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Performance Stage
Fireside Chat | Georghia Ellinas, Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Performance Stage  
  • 23rd Feb 2018
  • 14:30 - 14:50

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