We’ve got 20 sessions for music & drama teachers – that’s 15 hours of CPD!

We’re presenting a mix of the ‘best of our London shows’ as well as some fantastic new submissions which we are very excited about. Our speakers come from all over the UK, Europe and beyond and we’re drawing on expertise from your favourite brands, institutions and award-winning educators and workshop leaders.

Get ready to be inspired, informed and up to date with current trends in the sector, with plenty of new ideas to take home and try out in your classroom, studio or department!

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04th October 2017
rhinegold theatre
Welcome
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 09:25 - 09:30

Welcome from our Heads of Content, Alex Stevens (editor of Music Teacher) and Sarah Lambie (editor of Teaching Drama)

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Alex Stevens Editor, Music Teacher magazineHead of Content (Music), Music & Drama Education Expo
Warm-up | Spoons Workshop!
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 09:30 - 10:00

Spoon playing is fun and accessible for all ages, and helps to develop lots of skills (with minimum expense), including rhythm, co-ordination, fine motor skills, listening, copying, performance, teamwork, discipline and creativity. Join our warm-up to develop your technique, get creative, improvise and find out how the most humble of kitchen cutlery can be used with just about any age group and ability. A hugely fun session, and one of our most popular at previous shows. One not to be missed!

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The art of collaborative productions | Pioneer – the Rotherham musical ambition
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 10:15 - 11:00

Rotherham Music Service deliver this case study of an ambitious, multi-school collaborative project exploring composition, song-writing, drama and dance. Involving 500 children, the project celebrated the students’ hometown of Rotherham through the creation and performance of an original work.

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Assessment in Music: Life after levels and the new GCSEs
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 11:15 - 12:00

Daniel Corrigan, Head of Music at The Radclyffe School (‘Outstanding’, OFSTED 2015) summarises approaches to assessment in music in the light of the removal of National Curriculum levels.

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Daniel Corrigan Head of Music at The Radclyffe School

STOMP-style body percussion
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 12:15 - 13:00

This fun, high-energy and accessible session delivered by former STOMP cast member Ollie Tunmer will cover ‘Connect It’ & ‘Mambo!’ from BBC Ten Pieces, authentic Brazilian rhythms and a range of rhythm warm-ups and energisers that you can take away with you.

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Ollie Tunmer Director, Beat Goes On
Extra-curricular music: Getting it right
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 13:15 - 14:00

Over the past ten years, Music Teacher Awards nominee James Manwaring of Windsor Upper Schools has built up an outstanding music department from nothing. His department now stands as a pillar of the school and has been nominated for Best School Music Department four years in a row.

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James Manwaring Director of Music, The Windsor Upper Schools
Gospel choir workshop
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 15:45 - 16:30

Participants will become a gospel choir for this hands-on, practical workshop led by multi-award winning conductor and TV show judge Karen Gibson. Find out how to start and run a successful gospel choir and learn fun and inspirational warm-ups, innovative ways of teaching pulse, rhythm and syncopation and the importance of extemporization in gospel music. Another of our ‘top ten’ sessions from previous shows. Not to be missed!

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Karen Gibson Choir Conductor & Workshop Leader
Workshop
Access for all: Differentiating with music technology
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 10:10 - 10:55

Have you ever wondered what a melon sounds like? This interactive workshop will demonstrate that technology is a hugely powerful tool in enabling access and inclusion.

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Phil Heeley Founder, Inclusive Music
A pathway to outstanding: The curriculum through arts learning
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 11:30 - 12:15

A practical session offering delegates a taster of new cutting-edge digital learning in dance and dramatic singing. Delivered by the Royal Opera House, this session will present activities from the new ROH National Nutcracker and Create and Sing Carmen programme.

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Kim Waldock Manager of the Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation programme
The art & craft of performance
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 12:35 - 13:20

ABRSM Chief Examiner John Holmes delivers this session on the art & craft of performance. A must-attend for instrumental teachers!

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John Holmes Chief Examiner, ABRSM
Whole Class Ensemble Tuition – Teaching Creativity Creatively
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 13:35 - 14:20

A hands-on session in which delegates will use whole class ensemble playing to compose creatively, reflecting on the core requirements of the National Curriculum at KS1-3.

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Dan Francis Head of Buckinghamshire Music Services
The song hamper
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 14:35 - 15:20

Acquire a hamper full of new and accessible repertoire for EYFS settings and explore ways to adapt this new material to suit children’s needs and interests.

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Sue Nicholls Education Consultant
Effective group improvisation
  • Workshop  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 15:35 - 16:20

Revered composer Christopher Norton (Microjazz, Micromusicals) leads this workshop on improvisation. Focussing on group work, this session will help you find the ‘inner voice’ of every student, leading to greater instrumental proficiency and increased confidence.

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The Space
Early Years Music: A forum
  • The Space  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 10:20 - 11:05

Early Years Music which is not school-based and receives no music hub funding is very much the poor relation in music education, yet it is in these early years that so many vital foundations for a musical future are laid. Join this forum for a ‘state of the sector’ overview and a chance to chat with representatives from regional networks.

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Zoe Greenhalgh Associate Tutor in Early Years, Edge Hill University
Stage combat in classroom study
  • The Space  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 11:20 - 12:05

Join this stage combat taster to create a fight sequence from a study text. The session will encourage team work and communication in the staging of a scene and allow teachers and students to discover a new approach to exploring drama and drama texts.

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Mark Ruddick Head Instructor, Squire Stage Combat
The changing landscape of curriculum and qualifications
  • The Space  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 13:20 - 14:05

This session will inform delegates of the changes currently occurring within the curriculum in secondary education. This includes co-teaching AS and A Level, changing to 9-1 grading, vocational qualifications, and 2019 performance tables.

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Karen Latto Independent Education Adviser
Good Acting: An exploration of how to assess practical work in acting
  • The Space  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 14:20 - 15:05

This presentation intends to emphasise ownership of learning in acting and how marks/certificates as products can alienate the learner, thus hindering progress. We will look at the interference of assessment as ‘measurement’ and various other forms of external ‘quality assurance’ with deep learning – specifically in performing arts – and offers evidence-based assessment as a solution. It will use comparisons between contemporary acting technique practitioners to framework the argument and will challenge how to assess ‘good acting’.

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Onur Orkut Lecturer in Acting – The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Mask and musical theatre in education
  • The Space  
  • 4th Oct 2017
  • 15:20 - 16:05

Led by Trestle’s Emily Gray, experience the true story of Yarico, which involves love and betrayal in a cross-cultural relationship and the issue of enslaved peoples, both historically and contemporaneously.

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Emily Gray Artistic Director, Trestle Theatre
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