Music Conference 2018

Wednesday 19 September @ North Lakes Hotel, Penrith


Our annual Music Education Conference returns bringing you a full day programme of inspiring CPD workshops and networking opportunities. We have sessions for all Key Stages covering singing, whole class music ideas, folk, ICT and recording, and our Keynote Speaker John Kelly gives a special focus on equality and inclusion. Stock up on ideas for the coming year, build your networks and share your experiences.


Workshop Leaders      Conference Programme

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker: John Kelly from Drake Music

Music, Disability Equality & Inclusion: Adventures with #TheKellycaster, Accessible Music Technology and a journey for change.

John is a professional musician with a background in youth work, informal education and facilitation focusing on social change with over 30 years experience of promoting change toward equality and inclusion and the recognition of disability as a human rights issue.

Workshop Leaders:

Dominic Ellis-Peckham from National Youth Choirs GB. One of the highlights from last years’ Conference, we are delighted to welcome Dominic back with new, inspiring singing sessions:

Total Vocal: an energising and inspiring CPD session for a special session designed for Primary School music leaders, choir leaders and to those for whom things happen to fall on their lap. With innovative warm-up ideas, a whole-host of new and enticing repertoire (focusing on flexibility and easy learning), and a chance to develop leadership and conducting techniques, suitable for any experience or presumed ‘level’ of ability.

iSing: for KS2/KS3 music teachers, assistants and vocal leaders. An in-depth look at leading choirs for this specific and sometimes demanding age group. With a journey through Dominic’s ‘3 Magic Ingredients’ – honing and unearthing key technical aspects, specially selected topics from his critically acclaimed book ‘Inspire Your Choir: 100 Way To Raise The Bar’ , a chance to collectively share and discuss vocal terminology, along with conducting tips, repertoire suggestions and a break-down of all areas of practical delivery in the classroom. ‘Leave your inhibitions behind, and bring those ears!”

Fran Hannan, Managing Director of Musical Futures will lead a hands-on practical session demonstrating how to bring real-world music learning processes into your school, engaging and inspiring all and promoting inclusion and diversity.

 Workshops: Soundtrap collaborative online music studio – Fun Folk in the Classroom – Samba Drumming from MoreMusic – Singing with National Youth Choirs

More to come….


2017 Conference Feedback

More Dom Please! Loved the interactive sessions ! Rejuvinated and inspired 😊Thank you!


Loved all of it and truly inspired / Please do it again next year.


Excellent conference. I learnt so much.


Brilliant, best course I have ever been on!

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Cost: £150 per delegate.

If you book before July 16th we are offering a special early bird rate of £100

VAT will be added to the delegate cost  unless charged to Cumbria Local Authority School

An invoice will be issued following receipt of your booking

We will not refund any bookings unless we cancel the event


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