How can we make classical music accessible to young people today?

How do we make classical music accessible to young people today?

This post was originally published on Innovate My School and was written on behalf of Sinfini for Schools.  It is reblogged here with permission.   The annual BBC Proms season is now underway, an eight week celebration of music concerts, talks,

How do we get music teachers out of school?

How do we get music teachers out of school?

On 10th July 2015, I was fortunate enough to attend the Teach Through Music Final Conference, which was a great opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and get to know with a few new ones. It was a pleasure to hear from so many passionate music t

Reading Highlights 9

Reading Highlights - Teacher and Musician

This week's reading roundup includes two posts that look at primary school music, one that advocates vocational qualifications for pupils considering the creative industries and one that looks at the pros and cons of removing tables from the musi

Teacher and Musician Challenge 12

Teacher and Musician Challenge 12 - collaborate musically

Yesterday, was a great day.  I was working with Anna Gower to develop resources for the new Musical Futures: Just Play approach to primary school music teaching.  Lots of work (and coffee) went into creating what we think are really strong prod

The Teacher and Musician Blogroll

The music education blogroll - Teacher and Musician

Reading blogs about music education is one of the activities that I find to be most valuable in my own professional development.  It doesn’t matter how much experience I clock for myself, there’s always something more that I can learn from other

Interview: Abigail D’Amore

Interview with Abigail D'Amore of Musical Futures - Teacher and Musician

Over the last few years, I've been lucky enough to do some work with Musical Futures.  It's always a pleasure to work with this group of incredibly hard working and innovative professionals so it was important to me that Abigail D'Amore, CEO of th

Interview: Martin Fautley

Interview with Martin Fautley - Teacher and Musician

Not many people in music education can have their name used to describe an idea but that's exactly the case for Martin Fautley.  It's not uncommon to hear a music teacher describe a particular thought as being "a bit of a Martin Fautley thing" (mos

Interview: Helen Tierney

Interview with Helen Tierney - Teacher and Musician

I first met Helen Tierney at a Rhinegold Publishing consultation day.  During the lunch break, she invited me to speak to her PGCE students at Middlesex University (you can read more about that here and here) and this gave me the opportunity to spea