Conference programme

Music & Drama Education Expo | London 2021

 Music & Drama Education Expo provides unforgettable CPD sessions every year for all passionate music and drama educators. Take away not only inspiration and enthusiasm but leave with practical lesson ideas and valuable resources to take back into your field of work. 

All CPD sessions are free to attend. Register your free place for Music & Drama Education Expo | London 2021 below.

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Music only

Warm-up: Beatboxing with Jack Salt

Room: Keynote Theatre

Jack Salt, Beatbox Tutor, Musician

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Crossover sessions

The Partnerships Pathway: a collaborative, co-learning approach for education partners

Room: Seminar Theatre

Catherine Hatcher, Learning and Impact Manager, Voices Foundation

Deborah Guest, Programme Manager, Voices Foundation

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Music only

Making music online: What did we learn from the pandemic?

Room: Keynote Theatre

Emily Penn, Lead of Online Music Education Initiative Connect, NYMAZ

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Music only

Making the case for music and wellbeing

Room: Workshop Theatre

Charly Richardson, Chief Executive, Lewisham Music

Keith Sykes, Community Music Manager, Lewisham Music

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Drama only

Demystifying devising: classroom techniques

Room: The Space

Sue Clarke, Drama Associate, Trinity College London

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Drama only

Making Drama a valued part of the English curriculum

Room: Seminar Theatre

Rachel Fenn, Former Head of English

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Crossover sessions

Your voice in action

Room: Workshop Theatre

Barbara Houseman, Voice and Acting Coach, Theatre Director

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Music only

Sight-reading journeys: a new approach

Room: Keynote Theatre

Paul Harris, Composer, Writer , Faber Music

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Crossover sessions

Keep calm and breathe

Room: The Space

Dr Pippa Wheble, GP, Masters in Performing Arts Medicine

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Drama only

The commission model of education

Room: Seminar Theatre

David Allen, Artistic Director, Midland Actors Theatre

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Drama only

Commedia and the subtle art of madness

Room: The Space

Andy Godfrey, Artistic Director, Beware the Bull Theatre

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Music only

Song writing in the primary school classroom

Room: Workshop Theatre

Chris Weber, Co-founder, Songbug

Josh Simpson, Co-founder, Songbug

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Music only

Day 1 Symposium | Interdependency in music education

Room: Keynote Theatre

Fiona Pendreigh, Head of Plymouth Youth Music Service, MEC Chair, Plymouth City Council

David Barnard, Education Official, Musicians' Union

Phil Castang, Director of Creative Learning and Engagement, Bristol Beacon

Dr Jodie Underhill, Research Associate, Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

Don Gillthorpe, President, Music Teachers' Association (MTA)

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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Crossover sessions

Running a private music or drama teaching practice

Room: Seminar Theatre

Chris Walters, National Organiser for Education, Musicians' Union

Dr Kerry Boyle, Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Musicians' Union Member

A teacher from the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Drama only

Recovery curriculum through drama and history: what is the purpose of education in the new Covid world?

Room: The Space

Geoff Smith, Head of Drama, National Trainer, Malbank School, NASUWT

Sarah Vaughan, Head of History, Divisional Secretary, Malbank School, NEU

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Drama only

How to use forum theatre in the development of effective conversations

Room: Workshop Theatre

Kim Jackson, Applied Theatre Practitioner and Coach

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Music only

Learn more about ABRSM’s Performance Grades

Room: Keynote Theatre

John Holmes, Chief Examiner, ABRSM

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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Drama only

Going backstage: an introduction to teaching technical theatre and theatre design

Room: Seminar Theatre

Alison Warren, Drama Teacher, Clarendon Academy

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Drama only

Storytelling through movement

Room: The Space

Helen Battelley, Consultant, Trainer, Author

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Music only

Music, diversity and disability – working across difference

Room: Workshop Theatre

Graham Dowdall, Community Music Teacher, Goldsmiths

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Music only

Post-pandemic technology in music education

Room: Keynote Theatre

Tim Hallas, Teacher, Freelance writer and speaker, Hills Road Sixth Form College

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Music only

Using Trinity College London's Rock & Pop syllabus at Key Stages 3 and 4

Room: Seminar Theatre

Thomas Turner, Head of Music, Woodlands School

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Crossover sessions

Frozen the Musical: Fixer Upper movement and music

Room: Keynote Theatre

Disney Teaching Artists

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Music only

Using body percussion for your recovery curriculum

Room: Workshop Theatre

Mike Simpson, Musical Director, Inspire-Works

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Drama only

A masterclass in exploring classical text: character, plot, language and Iambic pentameter

Room: The Space

National Youth Theatre, National Youth Theatre

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Music only

Warm-up: a feast of gathering songs

Room: Keynote Theatre

Ula Weber, Head of Events, Sing for Pleasure (SfP)

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Music only

From body sounds to percussion instruments

Room: Seminar Theatre

Leonora Davies, MBE, Freelance Music Education Consultant

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Music only

How to teach improvisation

Room: Workshop Theatre

Richard Michael, Jazz Educator, Pianist, Composer

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Drama only

Symposium | Drama Assessment

Room: Keynote Theatre

Catherine Nash, Co-founder, Open Drama UK

Marie Bessant, Lead Subject Advisor, OCR

Liam Harris, Chair, Head of Drama, National Association for the Teaching of Drama (NATD), Hurstpierpoint College

Matthew Nichols, Head of Drama, Manchester Grammar School

Chris Holman, Head of Performing Arts, Secondary Officer for National Drama, Heathland School

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Drama only

Getting a set text on its feet

Room: The Space

Karen Latto, Co-founder, Open Drama UK

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Drama only

Devising theatre as an act of community

Room: Seminar Theatre

Tashi Gore, Associate Director, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Music only

The music teacher bias

Room: Keynote Theatre

Benjamin Turner, Director of Music, Managing Director, East London Arts and Music, Rap Club Productions C.I.C.

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Music only

New Horizons for piano

Room: Workshop Theatre

CJ Hazel, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Teacher

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Drama only

Drama techniques for ASC students

Room: The Space

Joe England, SEND Drama Practitioner, Touchstone

Jonathan Ball, SEND Drama Practitioner, Touchstone

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Drama only

Creative careers do exist!

Room: Seminar Theatre

Adam Milford, Stage Actor, Director, Educator, Theatre Workout Ltd

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Crossover sessions

Digital arts education

Room: Keynote Theatre

Annabel Thomas, Head of Development, UK&I Arts, Trinity College London

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Drama only

Modelling Reading: Empowering every teacher to be a great storyteller

Room: The Space

Cheryl Stapleton, Founder, Artistic Director, Learning Through Theatre

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Crossover sessions

Performance health: What is healthy practice and how can you embed it in your teaching?

Room: Workshop Theatre

Claire Cordeaux, CEO, BAPAM

Dr Sarah Upjohn, Physiotherapist

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1:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Music only

Whole class student brass

Room: Seminar Theatre

Margaret Rawlings, Instrumental Tutor, Lewisham Music

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Crossover sessions

Tuning into trauma: curative creativity

Room: The Space

Annie Sheen, Educator, Youth Worker

Kate Barden, Educator, Youth Worker

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Drama only

Set Design for GCSE and A-level

Room: Workshop Theatre

Emma Tompkins, Theatre Director, Educator

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Crossover sessions

Improbable tales | Using musical theatre to tell 'our' stories

Room: Keynote Theatre

Martin Leberman, Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Head of Singing, Mountview

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Music only

Context is key: GCSE and A Level success

Room: Seminar Theatre

James Manwaring, Director of Music , Windsor Learning Partnership

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Music only

Mindful music in KS2-4

Room: Workshop Theatre

Ann Lovatt, Violinist, Member of the First Violins, City of London Sinfonia

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Drama only

Individuality and the acting process

Room: The Space

Trudi Rees, Director, The School, London

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Music only

Empowering young transgender voices through singing

Room: Keynote Theatre

Alexander Pullinger, Classical Singer, Teacher and LGBTQ+ Advocate

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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drama only

How to devise with Frantic Assembly: finding stories through physicality and space

Room: Seminar Theatre

Marc Puoani, Actor

Sophie Shaw, Associate Director, Frantic Assembly

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Drama only

How to help your students navigate the drama school application process with less stress, judgement and anxiety

Room: The Space

Andy Johnson, Actor, Writer, Director and Drama Teacher, The Excellent Audition Guide

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Music only

Lasting change for your music department

Room: Keynote Theatre

Music Teachers' Association (MTA), Music Teachers' Association (MTA)

James Manwaring, Director of Music , Windsor Learning Partnership

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