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Meet the speaker: Jim Frankel

Jim Frankel is the head of digital education for the Music Sales Group, and director of MusicFirst. Previously, he was the managing director of SoundTree, the Educational Division of Korg USA, and before that he was the instrumental and general music teacher at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey for 11 of his nearly 15 years in the state’s public schools.
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Afro-Brazilian rhythms for all ages

Samba has been on the music menu in UK schools for a while now. Its energy, accessibility and potential for differentiation make it an ideal setting for musical exploration. While samba (often used as an umbrella term for other sub-genres), is perhaps the best known of the Afro-Brazilian styles outside of Brazil, there are a number of other genres to add to your rhythmic repertoire. Ollie Tunmer, director of Beat Goes On, tells us how
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The Space is the place

In anticipation of Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester 2019, Alasdair Buchan reflects on his experience at Expo London 2019 from the best seat in the house, as Theatre Manager of The Space
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Present a session at Expo

Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester opened it's call for papers at the start of May, welcoming all to submit sessions that will inspire visitors. If you have a session idea you'd like to submit, be sure to enter the call for papers before it closes on 20 May.
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A Whole New World

Secondary teacher Alison Warren outlines the teaching resources which are available to support the stage adaption of Disney’s Aladdin in the West End...
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Coping with performance anxiety

Performance anxiety – be it for a large-scale concert, a small event, or even an exam – affects almost all pupils. Rebecca Pizzey speaks to some experts about methods for learning to...
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International Perspectives

Musician, educator and leading authority on teaching world music Andy Gleadhillexplores the benefits of understanding how music is taught in different cultures around the world...
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Gentle means and easy tasks

North West Drama are one of the workshop leaders at this year’s Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester. Creative producer Matt Wardle tells us about their flagship project, the Children’s Shakespeare Festival, which has just celebrated its tenth anniversary...
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