We’ve got something for everyone at Expo, no matter which part of education you work in. Check out our programme for sessions catering to:

-Music
-Drama
-Classroom teaching
-Private & Instrumental teaching
-Early Years – KS5

 

Location

Stream

Audience

6th March 2019
rhinegold theatre
Music warm-up | STOMP-style Body Percussion inc. BBC Ten Pieces & Samba
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 09.30 - 10.00

This fun, high energy and accessible session will present warm-ups and energisers based on authentic Brazilian rhythms. Suitable for all regardless of prior musical experience.

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Ollie Tunmer Director, Beat Goes On
Confidence, poise and balance for all performers | Alexander Technique
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 10.10 - 10.55

Many young people do not find their full potential as performers and often spend hours of time practising inefficiently or rehearsing without fully being present. This practical workshop will explore how to practice and rehearse intelligently and what it is be aware of the learning process. Find your calm, confident performing energy!

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Keynote speech | Nicola Benedetti
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 11.05 - 12.00

Nicola Benedetti delivers our keynote on her strong support for music education and her views on technical and musical approaches to playing. A fireside chat will follow, conducted by the editor of Music Teacher magazine; we will discuss Nicola’s own experience of music education, her career highlights and advice for budding musicians.

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Upper strings masterclass with Nicola Benedetti
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 12.30 - 13.20

Nicola Benedetti, renowned British violinist and President of ESTA UK, leads a wonderfully practical workshop for violin and viola teachers. Bring your instrument to get the most from this session!

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New Professional Development courses from ESTA Education
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 13.45 - 14.30

ESTA Education introduce their exciting new professional development programme which includes the online ESTA Postgraduate Certificate for strings and piano (level 7) and the online ESTA CME for all instrumental, piano and singing teachers and a range of other professional development opportunities.

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Health and wellbeing for instrumental/vocal teachers
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30

This seminar will discuss three key areas of health and wellbeing for instrumental and vocal teachers: hearing health, physical wellbeing and mental resilience. Experts from the Musicians’ Union, Help Musicians, the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine and Musicians’ Hearing Services will be on hand to offer insight and practical advice.

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Workshop
Dhol drumming in the classroom
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 10.05 - 10.50

Leading British Indian musician Kuljit Bhamra delivers this interactive session designed to make Indian music more accessible in the classroom. New lerning tools, methods and a universal notation system will be presented, allowing non-Indian music teachers to feel confident in teaching Dhol drum techniques and rhythms in the classroom.
[KS1, KS2, KS3]

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Discover ABRSM’s new Piano syllabus
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 11.15 - 12.0

Discover ABRSM’s new Piano repertoire during a day of practical demonstrations and discussions exploring a variety of musical approaches to teaching the music set for Grades 1–8.

Murray McLachlan will introduce imaginative ways to focus your students’ exam preparation around the aspects of performance that examiners assess, and help them to engage with the music with enthusiasm and confidence.

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Warm-up session with pBuzz
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 12.25 - 13.10

This high-energy session will see you sing, dance, improvise, and get the chance to play the pBuzz! Whether you’re a buzzing novice or a brass aficionado, you’ll leave the session having played brand new music and had a whole lot of fun!
[KS1, KS2]

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Listening Maps| Making music in the classroom inspired by Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 13.40 - 14.25

This seminar will introduce Listening Maps for each part of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”. Using Vivaldi’s music as a start, suggestions on how to make new music for these pictures in the classroom will follow, using voice, instruments and sound objects, promoting confidence in utilising any sound source available to make music.
[KS2, KS3]

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Developing piano technique | A masterclass
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 14.40 - 15.25

Number one selling concert pianist and lecturer Emmanuel Vass will deliver this session exploring the fundamentals of piano technique.

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Producing the School Musical
  • Workshop  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30

A session aimed at teachers who are staging musicals in schools with limited experience – or for the very first time! We will demystify the process from choosing a show, to the closing night. We will cover the housekeeping, rehearsal process and managing resources such as set, lighting, sound, costume and working with other professionals. Delegates will leave with strategies, ideas and a pack of resources.

[KS3, KS4, KS5]

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The Space
Directing a scene: A Shakespearean Masterclass
  • The Space  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 10.35 - 11.20

A masterclass in directing a Shakespeare scene which incorporates principal actors and ensemble. We will move from drama warm ups to a cold reading of a scene before use of ‘ghosting’ to allow a scene to take shape without scripts. We will layer in dramatic intention to captivate audiences, and suggest ways of using a large ensemble to add to the life of a scene.
[KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Collaborative approaches for supporting and celebrating creativity in children & young people with additional needs
  • The Space  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 11.40 - 12.25

Music Therapists and a Community Musician from Chiltern Music Therapy have been working across colleges for the last two years, providing music therapy and DJ workshops for young people and post-16 transition services.This workshop presents some of the more unique and unconventional activities that have proven to be particularly effective.
[KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Creativity in the Primary Curriculum: Blodin the Beast by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Space  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 12.45 - 13.30

Explore the story of Blodin the Beast by Michael Morpurgo, which offers practical opportunities to develop a range of techniques, to empower students to take control over the unfolding narrative.

The session weaves aspects of Citizenship and PSHCE into the workshop content, as we believe that creative arts are captivating platforms in which young people can develop skills in debating, independent thinking and self-expression.

[KS2, KS3]

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KS3 Assessment in drama
  • The Space  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 13.45 - 14.30

The session will reflect on the reasons for assessment in the KS3 Drama classroom in the current climate and the methods by which this could be achieved painlessly for overworked and under resourced Drama teachers. These reflections will be supported by actual classroom examples from the developing work of the session leaders.

[KS3]

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Seminar Theatre
Evidence-informed Practice in the Arts
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 10.50 - 11.25

This session will look at why schools should engage with evidence of what works to improve their own practice and why we, as arts practitioners, have much to develop in the context of the new examinations at KS4 and 5, but also in pressures of delivering a wholesome curriculum in all phases.

[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Lighting fundamentals: Teaching lighting design and lighting your show
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 11.40 - 12.25
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How to sight-sing: A teachers guide
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 12.40 - 13.25

This session will examine practical approaches for teaching sight-singing, from beginner to advanced, and explore internalized sight singing and its role in learning an instrument, sight reading, aural and theory.

[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Embedding the arts across the curriculum to enhance and inspire learning
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 14.45 - 15.30

Twice RPS for Education award-winner HMDT Music is a leader in developing cross-curricular performance projects which embed the arts across the curriculum. The seminar will share their unique methodology showing how teachers can plan, develop and implement arts-based cross-curricular learning at the heart of their teaching.
[KS1, KS2]

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KS5 Music | New spec: Lessons learned
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30
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Contemporary Music & Tech Studio
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Introduction to DJing and music production at GCSE
  • Contemporary Music & Tech Studio  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 10.20 - 11.05

A session showing how you can pass GCSE Music exams using music production and DJing skills. Presented by FutureDJs and renowned producer Dom Sigalas.
[KS4]

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE | MusicFirst presents Technology Engagement: The Online Music Classroom leads the way
  • Contemporary Music & Tech Studio  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 11.55 - 12.30

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.

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Using the Xbox 360 controller as an accessible musical instrument
  • Contemporary Music & Tech Studio  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 13.45 - 14.30

Configuring an Xbox 360 Controller with Apollo Ensemble Software creates an accessible musical instrument for children with a wide range of disabilities. This seminar will offer an insight into how you can adapt existing technology/switches and create educational music in a truly affordable way.

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Pop music: The gateway to creativity
  • Contemporary Music & Tech Studio  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 14.45 - 15.30

Pop music is full of repetition and often the “same four chords.” What some may see as limitations can also be the gateway to building musical imaginations. Put your music theory into action, lock into a groove and find your creative voice in the action-packed session!

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Sensory India! – An SEND project using iPads to explore creativity and musicianship
  • Contemporary Music & Tech Studio  
  • 6th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30

Explore the effectiveness of iPad technology for learners with multiple and complex challenges. Journey with us to India as we explore the five senses through scales and patterns, saris and authentic instruments, the feel of silk and water vapour, scents of incense and spices and the flavours of flatbread and coconut oil.
[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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7th March 2019
rhinegold theatre
Core choral components
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 11.15 - 12.00

Award-winning singer and vocal coach Charles MacDougall will give you a full vocal work out addressing the core and satellite components of good singing technique. Jam-packed with technical advice all delivered through fun, energetic and engaging activities, this session will significantly increase your awareness and control of the voice as an instrument, providing tools for vocal development of the individual singer and ideas for effective vocal warm-ups for choirs and singers of all abilities.

[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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ISM | A guide to progression, curriculum and assessment
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 12.30 - 13.15

The ISM deliver this seminar designed to guide school teachers through the challenges currently affecting music education and teaching in the classroom. Music hub and service leaders are also encouraged to attend as these invaluable sessions will help develop INSET days.

[KS2, KS3]

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Trinity College | The new 2019 brass syllabus
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 13.30 - 14.15
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Teaching rap | Literacy under the radar
  • rhinegold theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 14.45 - 15.30

You’ll need your ideas, rhythm and voice at the ready for this interactive session! Featuring a human beatbox backing, we’ll unpack a toolkit exploring rhyme, diverse syllabic patterns and word association, ending in a collaborative group rap. Teaching literacy has never been so creative!

[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Workshop
Choosing the right methods and resources for successful instrumental teaching
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 10.10 - 10.55

We’ll explore, experience and discuss successful methods and resources to teach a musical instrument, reflecting on the impact the quality of the music has on motivating and inspiring students to play and how rhythmic word patterns aid learning through repetition and small steps. We’ll also consider ways to ensure everyone is appropriately challenged.

[KS1, KS2, KS3]

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Woodwind sight-reading | Dispelling the fears
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 11.10 - 11.55

James Rae teaches sight reading through duet playing and uses same the principal as in chess or tennis. i.e. if you wish to improve your game, you play against a stronger player. This places the student in a sink-or- swim sitiuation and in time their game will naturally improve. Through playing duets, the student develops momentum and has to keep going. Stopping is the worst crime in the book of sight-reading offences and is not an option!

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Singing Circles – songs, chants and games for EYFS and KS1
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 13.35 - 14.20

Singing Circles’ is an interactive workshop-style seminar in which to explore a wide range of accessible songs and chants to be enjoyed using Lycra sheets, parachutes and Scrunchies. The activities have been created to encourage children’s autonomy, elicit individual responses, increase vocabulary and develop social play through tactile experiences.

[Early Years, KS1]

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Sue Nicholls Education Consultant
Mood Music
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 13.35 - 14.20

Mood Music is a child-centred approach that uses music to help children develop emotional literacy and the ability to play music from an emotional connection. This workshop will outline ideas from community music, music therapy and psychology, and look at the best ways to support children’s creativity and personal development. There will be simple fun songs and activities to support emotional expression, and hands-on experience of making music to express moods.

[Early Years, KS1, KS2]

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KS3 Singing: Inspiring solutions!
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 14.40 - 15.25

As pupils transition from primary to secondary education all too often their enthusiasm for singing is lost along the way. This practical singing workshop will take participants through songs that are designed to engage singers, link into the KS3 music curriculum and provide opportunities to develop good vocal practice both in and out of the classroom.

[KS3]

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Whole Body Learning for Instrumental & Piano Teachers
  • Workshop  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30

This interactive workshop offers instrumental and piano teachers an introduction to the teaching of musical skills and concepts, influenced by the educational approaches of Kodaly, Dalcroze & Orff. Whilst traditional instrumental lessons often use “read then play”, these strategies cater to all student learning styles.

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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The Space
Drama warm up | Stage combat in the classroom
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 09.30 - 10.00

An introduction to armed or unarmed stage combat. Participants will be guided through a tool box of techniques to use with  students and will discuss how stage combat can be used as a teaching tool surrounding drama training.

[KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Mark Ruddick Head Instructor, Squire Stage Combat
Engaging SEND and ESL students with drama
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 10.35 - 11.20

This workshop is designed to provide teachers with practical exercises and teaching techniques to introduce any student to drama, with particular reference to foreign-language students, or students with learning dificulties, impairments, or other restrictions which require more creative, less verbally-reliant teaching techniques.

[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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A Musical Construction Zone: Creativity Without Chaos
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 11.35 - 12.20

In this interactive workshop featuring hands-on engagement with musical improvisation, composition, movement, listening, and singing, we will experience and learn about research-based strategies for fostering musical creativity from birth to age 5. This session will help teachers design music learning environments for the youngest pupils, with a minimum of chaos and a maximum of fun!

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Brecht With A Bang
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 12.35 - 13.20

An entertaining way to get to grips with this massively important practitioner, vital to devising units at KS4 and 5, without over-thinking him or trying to squeeze too much complex content into short lessons. This will be active, relaxed, and put theories into practice in a way that will work for GCSE / BTEC students and support theory lessons. Have a giggle making epic theatre with political edge, a range of techniques and even some cabaret!

[KS4, KS5]

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Zeena Rasheed Drama Teacher and Executive Committee Member, National Drama
Devising from a key extract of a play using a practitioner
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 13.35 - 14.20

An exploration of how you use a practitioners ideas( Frantic ) to unlock a key extract from a play (using A Streetcar Named Desire) that sparks a creative devised piece of work based on the ideas or characters from the play. This session caters to the A level Pearson Specification.

[KS5]

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Queering the Canon | Gender and Sexuality in Classroom Drama and School Productions
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 14.35 - 15.20

75% of GCSE Drama candidates identify as female. Currently, only 35% of roles on the professional stage are for women. How do we square that circle in whole-school theatre productions and how can that free us up to explore gender and sexuality in curriculum lessons?

[KS4, KS5]

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Boosting communication, language and literacy through music, drama and role play
  • The Space  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 15.45 - 16.30

This workshop will provide delegates with the foundations of movement skills to support CLL. Using music and movement delegates can take children on a journey, stimulating all learning styles.

[Early Years, KS1]

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Seminar Theatre
Running a thriving music department on a tiny budget
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 10.00 - 10.45

The MMA present this session on getting the most out of your department with little financial outlay.

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Moving into school leadership
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 11.15 - 12.00

Is it time to think about promotion? This is a session exploring the ways that music and drama teachers can use and develop the personal leadership skills they have developed in their departments. We will examine some of the wide variety of tasks, challenges and experiences that teachers develop in their exciting, wide-ranging jobs, and make some time for individual reflection, analysis and self-evaluation. What might your future career hold and how can you use your skills to benefit others?

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Music Education Council | Shaping the Future
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 12.15 - 13.00

A Question Time-style panel session discussing policy for 2020 and beyond in respect of a refreshed national plan for music education in England.

[Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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The A-Level Essay
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 13.20 - 14.05

Award-nominated Head of Music James Manwaring shares his tips for A Level essay writing success. Catering to each of the exam board requirements this session will explore essay structure and discuss techniques for building student’s confidences  with the ultimate aim of getting them passionate about writing about music!

[KS5]

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James Manwaring Director of Music, The Windsor Upper Schools
EVC Music presents | The Elena Cobb Star Prize
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 14.25 - 14.55

Find out more about this new initiative from EVC Music, The British & International Federation of Festivals and ABRSM, which offers piano students a unique performance opportunity at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room.

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ISM Trust | Primary Music Toolkit
  • Seminar Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 15.10 - 15.55

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom. The toolkit, created by Dr Ally Daubney, explores ideas about music teaching and is packed with practical help and strategies to equip primary teachers with the confidence to lead inspiring musical experiences.

[KS1, KS2]

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Contemporary Music & Tech Studio
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Developing the 21st-century musician: Approaches to the RSL exams in music production and contemporary music
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 10.30 - 11.15

In this practical session, delegates will take specific pieces from the RSL Graded Music Exams, including the new Music Production exams and explore how they can be used to complement and develop the musical learning that takes place within the music curriculum from KS2-5.

[KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

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Product Showcase | Hal Leonard
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 12.00 - 12.30
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Sampling at GCSE and A Level Music Tech
  • Rock, Pop & Tech Theatre  
  • 7th Mar 2019
  • 14.00 - 14.45

Sampling gains composition and performance credits and for some boards is now a required exam function. Renowned producer and composer Dom Sigalas guides delegates through sampling techniques using a variety of software and hardware platforms, showing just how creative you and your students can be.

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