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Teacher and Musician Challenge 13

Teacher and Musician Challenge 13 - make music (1)

There’s been a distinct CPD theme on the blog this week.  Yesterday, that CPD theme focused in on musicianship, resulting in a survey looking at the musical activities undertaken by teachers.  It only makes sense that this week’s Teacher and Musician Challenge should pay attention to musicianship rather than pedagogy.

The challenge: make music

Forget about your lessons, forget about draft specifications and forget about schemes of work.  It’s the summer holiday and you’re a musician.  Take some time to reconnect with musician-you.  Compose something, learn that piece you heard on the radio, join an ensemble or give beatboxing a try.  Don’t worry about how it can be applied in the classroom.  Just enjoy being a musician in the same way that you became a musician – by enjoying it.