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Summer Term Music Teaching CPD Day 2021

On 20 April 2021, we ran our Summer Term Music Teaching CPD Day. The event was split into three individual webinars across the day consisting of presentations and Q&A panels, providing Music Mark members and peripatetic music tutors with three training sessions.

These sessions are available for Members of Music Mark to watch back as recordings below to support your own training and professional development.

Session One: Inclusive Song Writing

A session exploring the creative process of song writing with tutors from Changing Tracks. This session looks at how to start writing songs and ways in which to develop ideas, including lyric writing and creating melodies, as well as some key considerations when working with a range of young people. This session includes information on how to implement these techniques within a standalone song-writing session as well as strategies to include within instrumental lessons.

Sponsored by Changing Tracks

Session Two: An introduction to the world of Rap, Grime, and Drill

In a relaxed and conversational format, this session, led by Kenny Baraka, provides a cursory, yet informative overview of hip hop (rap, grime, trap and drill) and its musical conventions as well as a practical approach to formulating and writing bars; including key considerations and easy to use strategies.

Sponsored by Sound and Music

Session Three: Composition for instrumental teachers

Young musicians are naturally open to experimenting and creating music as they develop and explore their instrumental skills. In this session, we explore how instrumental teachers can help young players develop their all-round musicianship through composing and creating as part of their lessons. There are practical ideas for activities in 1-2-1 lessons and whole class ensemble teaching to try out during the session, and some food for thought from Martin Fautley.

Sponsored by Soundtrap

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