Music as a cross-curricular tool to expand learning
How to encourage child-initiated musical play
Ways we can help develop musical activity throughout the day
Monitoring and assessing child’s musical development
Developing composition with small children
Using instruments with Early Years
Music to develop social skills, imagination, patience, confidence, empathy
Beginners Guitar/Ukulele, a course for teachers.
Workshops and training programmes designed to meet staff needs
In order to bring the most benefit to staff, each course is structured according to the needs, experience and interests of attendees and settings. They can be one-off workshops, or more in depth programmes of training to develop key skills.
Quote from a recent article by The Guardian: But the really heartening thing about the National Music Plan is that the government does seem to have got the message about the transformative importance of music education. To see the following in the black and white of a government document gives you hope:
"Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children... It is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act... Research has shown a direct link between music and improved reading ability in children."
The National Music Plan also recognises the fact that "studies have demonstrated the positive impact music can have on personal and social development, including increased self reliance, confidence, self-esteem, sense of achievement and ability to relate to others."