Remote Music Lessons for Y7-8. Status: EVERYTHING WORKS AND IT'S AWESOME!!
I write to you with tremendous excitement. Not only are things up and running in our quest to ‘continue music education during the Coronavirus outbreak’, but many many young people are now actively involved in music creation across the country as a result and already the standard is incredible! Here’s this week’s remote work. If… Read more
What does remote music learning look like?
… this is my year 7 and 8 work for next week. I’m testing it with y7 and 8 music lessons all day tomorrow – I’ll post findings from testing. Students tomorrow will be challenged to act as though they’re at home on their own, rather than in front of me. Read more
A solution to help ‘students who are not actively playing or writing music’ to find confidence in the understanding of music theory and language
This amount of learning is vast for an 11-12 year old student. That every single individual learner is engaged and wanting to do more, is awesome. The learning potential of this approach with the addition of Kahoot is amazing! Read more
A new tool with value for students to track their investments in musical learning
When filming the recent BBC Inside Out programme, I was drawn to consider the challenge of student accountability. In particular, that Key stage 3 students are rarely challenged individually to prove their understanding or progress. Using the traditional (non-iPad) approach the whole class listened to the lesson, but weren’t each expected to show understanding within… Read more
My Reflections on the BBC Digital Detox week at Manor CE Academy, York 27-31 January 2020
At the end of 2019, I was approached by BBC Inside Out to take part in a challenge, which would be filmed and shown on BBC1. They were interested in seeing “how much smart screen technology has got into our lives.” Read more
A Year In The Life…
Reflection – My Music Teacher Year September 2018-July 2019 Those of you who have read my posts since January may have noticed a silent period between Easter and July. It’s always busy in my job, but some times of year are complex due to the number of things happening at once. My busiest times are… Read more