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Sound Teaching

  • 27th October 2018 - 27th October 2018
  • Department of Music, The University of Sheffield

One-day interactive conference for instrumental teachers and musicians.

Researchers at the Department of Music at The University of Sheffield have investigated various aspects of music performance, teaching and learning that is relevant for instrumental teachers and musicians. Findings of this research will be presented at a oneday conference in October. In workshops participants can explore how research findings can be applied to music performance and pedagogy in practice.

Topics will include:

  • Teaching and learning of expressive performance; How can we teach performance expression effectively? Can children learn expressive performance?
  • How do we communicate and teach timbre in piano performance?
  • Communication and decision making in ensembles
  • Singing groups as learning communities
  • Performance confidence and anxiety; Which factors may contribute to performancerelated joy?What can we learn from sport psychology to improve performance experience?

The conference will consist of interactive presentations and workshops, and an opportunity for teachers to share their good practice and ideas about teaching and performing in an informal setting. By taking part in this conference participants have the opportunity to network and develop their professional practice. Certificates of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be available on request.

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The conference is free, and lunch and refreshments are provided. Please note: Places are limited and will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline: Thursday 11 October 2018 For more information please email or visit

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