Inset Autumn 201317 Sep
Bradfield College, Reading / Friday 27th September
Hosted by Director of Music Ann Wright
9:30am Arrival – refreshments
10:00am Play By Ear with Richard Smith
1:30pm A short concert by some Bradfield College pupils
2:00pm Open Forum
2:45pm GCSE workshops – sharing resources
4:00pm Finish – tea and coffee
Play By Ear
The morning session, entitled Play By Ear will be led by Richard Smith and is ideal for both classroom Music teachers and peripatetic Music teachers. Richard delivers this workshop to teachers around the country and leads courses for the ABRSM. His approach helps musicians of every instrument learn to not only play melodies by ear, but also to create and voice accompaniments and then teach their pupils how to do the same. Richard has also promised to pass on some tips for teaching scales using popular repertoire the pupils know, and to help with ideas for teaching pupils who have never learned to read music. People are asked to bring their instrument to this workshop. You can find out more about Richard by visiting his website: http://www.thecompletemusician.co.uk/
The day will also include an open forum. People will be asked to submit agenda items in advance and all will be welcome to contribute to the discussion.
GCSE Music resources
The afternoon workshop will focus on teaching resources for GCSE Music. We would like teachers to share resources they have created for GCSE composition and the listening paper. Those who are happy to do this will be asked to let us know which area their resource/teaching idea is for (and what board they use) so that we can ensure we have a session that includes resources for both units.
The cost for the day is £30 and will include lunch. Cheques are payable to Bradfield College.
More information from Julia Sims: email@example.com
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Edgeborough Prep School, Farnham / Tuesday October 15th
Hosted by Director of Music Kate Davies
The programme includes:
Workshop with Dr Simon Foxall
Simon will be presenting his ‘Focus on Sound’ music education software followed by an opportunity for ‘hands on’ experience.
Workshop with Jonathan Willcocks
Jonathan will be leading a vocal workshop focussing on repertoire for upper voices.
Open forum focussing primarily on the use of Music Technology in the Prep School Classroom. This session will offer delegates the opportunity to share ideas about websites and software and have ‘hands on’ experience of programmes such as Garage Band, Groovy Music, Music Ace Maestro and O Generator.
Includes tea, coffee and lunch. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Kate on: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. The cost of the day will be £30 (cheque made payable to ‘Edgeborough School’. This should be sent to Kate at : Edgeborough, Frensham, Farnham GU10 3AH
School website: www.edgeborough.co.uk