Musical Futures: Find Your Voice is a practical, hands-on, inclusive approach for engaging students of all ages with singing through vocal work and the integration of mobile technology. The approach looks at a range of teaching and learning strategies to engage all students with singing in the classroom and to help them feel confident about using their voices and mobile technology to create and explore music.
Integrated with the Find Your Voice approach and training is the exploration of the use of mobile phones and tablets as tools for enhancing, extending and creating music. This use of technology has been powerful in demonstrating to teachers and students that mobile devices can be powerful instruments in their own right.
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 gives a special focus on equality and inclusion. Stock up on ideas for the coming year, build your networks and share your experiences. See some of the feedback from last year: More Dominic 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! ... Read More
with Emily Barden at Orgill Primary school, Egremont Wednesday 28th March 4-5.30pm This practical vocal workshop will introduce the Friday Afternoons project, develop vocal leadership skills and explore innovative and exciting ways to use the material and supporting resources to develop creative responses. Book Now http://fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk ... Read More
We're very excited to be planning our 2018 Music Conference, which will take place at North Lakes Hotel, Penrith on Wednesday 19 September 2018. Last years highlights included workshops by Domenic Peckham from National Youth Choirs and a keynote speech from Katherine Zeserson ... Read More
Saturday 14 October 1 - 3.30pm North Lakes School Free An informal Continuing Professional Development event for music practitioners, school teachers, young music leaders and anyone interested in ﬁnding out more about music from around the world We will be exploring and sharing resources learned over the previous week with the World Voices Residency, run by the British Council. Sangita Pradhan Rana, a classical singer from Nepal, and Ketra Kegaiga, a teacher from Rwanda have joined us for the week and will be sharing their own music and resources with us all. With Ella Jarman-Pinto, Sarah Kekus, Debby Howrie and Jilly Jarman. Please bring food and beverages to share. For more information and to book, ... Read More
LAST CHANCE! The Music Conference is happening next week. It's a unique opportunity to work with experts from all over the country - right on your doorstep. We've listening to what you want, and invited speakers and tutors who will inspire music education in Cumbria. From practical workshops to discussion and sharing sessions; singing, drumming, whole-class music making, ICT, collaborative working and more. Wednesday 20 September @ North Lakes Hotel, Penrith Book Now ... Read More
Music and Coding What is this? Students learn C++ computer programming language and music performance skills. How does it work? Chose 1 session,3 sessions or a tailored packageSession 1: introduces basic C++ computer programing language with Raspberry Pi Computers. Students connect conductive items (eg fruit or tin foil) to the computer via a Pi Hat circuitboard, write code to assign sounds and learn a short piece of music or create an ensemble composition. Additional Sessions: develop musicianship and performance skills preparing for a performance or assembly. What is provided? • 10x Raspberry Pi Computers and peripherals • Conductive items • Handouts for students Book Now phone: 01900 706085 or 07880052246 email: email@example.com ... Read More
Conductive Orchestra: Music + Coding What is this? Students learn C++ computer programming language and music performance skills. How does it work? Chose 1 session,3 sessions or a tailored packageSession 1: introduces basic C++ computer programing language with Raspberry Pi Computers. Students connect conductive items (eg fruit or tin foil) to the computer via a Pi Hat circuitboard, write code to assign sounds and learn a short piece of music or create an ensemble composition. Additional Sessions: develop musicianship and performance skills preparing for a performance or assembly. What is provided? • 10x Raspberry Pi Computers and peripherals • Conductive items • Handouts for students Book Now phone: 01900 706085 or 07880052246 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ... Read More
Creating and Realising Musical Ideas with Kevin Hamel Cumbria Music Service as the lead for the Music Hub are offering practical half day music CPD sessions to introduce the new Tuned-in resources during March and April 2017. We are inviting schools in Cumbria to send one or two named delegates to a session at a nearby designated venue. Each session will take place from 1.10pm to 3.15pm. What’s the need for this? The National Singing strategy and First Access instrumental programmes are making a lively and positive impact on music making in primary schools. However Ofsted (2012) reported that schools are less secure in approaching composing in the classroom (creating and realising musicalideas). How will Cumbria Music Education Hub help?Tuned-in, Cumbria’s online resource for primary schools, first introduced exciting, imaginative and practical starting points for composing in 2003. Over 2000 primary schools across Britain incorporated Tuned-in as ... Read More
New for Spring Term 2018 If your school has already had one of our twilight sessions, we’ve designed a new training session called ‘Charanga Plus’ to help you get more out of Charanga. Arrange your own whole school or cluster training. You’ll get a light refresher to using the scheme, information on the latest updates and a more in-depth look at how to get the most out of Musical World, Assesment and the new SEND tools. Cost: £210 for a 90 minute twilight session for up to 35 staff. Help us spread the word We’d like more schools to benefit from Charanga. So if you’ve found that Charanga has helped music in your school, we’d appreciate your help. We know you’re busy, so we’ve added a little incentive. Recommend ‘a friend’ If you get a new school to sign up for ‘Introduction to Charanga’ training we’ll give you 2 FREE ... Read More
Whole School INSET staff training is available for £210 Clusters of schools are also welcome to arrange a session, with the cost dependent on the number attending: £15 per head (14-20 staff) £12 per head (20-25 staff) £10 per head (25- 35 staff) These sessions will be led by one of our experienced Charanga trainers. The cost for an annual licence is currently £170 and this includes logins for all staff and pupils. To book, or for more information contact:Sarah Barkway Cumbria Music Hub School Liaison teacher & Charanga Trainer 07890634643 ... Read More
We’re always looking for suggestions for useful training, so if you have a particular development need please get in touch to see how we can help.
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