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The Why Music x Music Mark Sessions

Added to website 31/05/2022. Updated 26/02/2024.

Recordings and resources from our online sessions curated by Nate Holder of Why Music, exploring rap, hip hop, blues, steel pan, grime, jazz and much more.

Recordings and resources from our online sessions curated by Nate Holder of Why Music, exploring rap, hip hop, blues, steel pan, grime, jazz and much more.

Caribbean Music With Stefan Walcott

Dr. Stefan Walcott talks about effectively teaching students with Caribbean music at beginner and intermediate levels.

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Music/Tech/Disability/Adventures with Kris Halpin

Hear from Kris Halpin as he discusses his own journey, and ableism in Music Education and Music more generally.

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Black History Month and engaging with Black Culture all year-round with Natasha Hendry

Join Natasha Hendry as she discusses the importance of engaging with Black history & culture throughout the year in the music curriculum, for the benefit of all students.

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Agency and Equity in Music Education with Dr. Sarah Gulish

Grammy Nominated Sarah Gulish discusses how we promote agency and equity in Music Education both in and out of the classroom.

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Hindustani Music with Pete Yelding

Pete Yelding talks understanding and participating in Hindustani Music, from Ragas to counting taal.

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Jazz and Cultural Competency with Brandi Waller-Pace

Brandi Waller-Pace presents and facilitates discussion on teaching students jazz with historical and cultural competency.

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Grime, Trap and Pop using Music Technology with Max Wheeler

Max Wheeler gives hands-on tips, as well as ideas for engagement with young people for both specialists and non-specialists.

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The Roots of Blues Music with Syreeta Neal

Syreeta dives into the roots of Blues music, its progression into other forms of American popular music and the lasting influence it has had on American music and culture today.

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Trinbagonian Culture and the Steel Pan with Malika Green

In this session Malika explores the history of the steel pan, and its place in modern-day Trinbagonian culture.

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Electronic Music & Hip Hop with Ethan Hein

Ethan talks about how computers make it possible to teach general music as an art class, but in order for that to become a reality, music teachers have to get familiar with the aesthetics and values of electronic dance music and hip-hop. How can White educators approach this?

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Music and Islam with Faz Shah

This session unpacks what the Islamic tradition says about music by delving into the history, the faith of 1.7 billion people worldwide. Faz discusses cultures of music, modern technology, and how Muslim participants might engage in music education.

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Rappin’ the Classroom with Francis Winston

In this session, Francis provides strategies, repertoire tips and practical advice to help teachers to effectively use and understand rap music in the classroom setting.

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About the Provider

Music Mark

We are a membership organisation, Subject Association, and an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO) advocating for excellent musical learning in and out of school.

Why Music

The Why Books was founded by Nathan Holder in 2019 to inspire curious minds. With a focus on music, they publish books, posters and other resources for young people to explore and celebrate the diveristy people who have made music from around the world. Recent publications include 'Where Are All The Black Female Composers' and 'Where Are All The Instruments? West Africa'.