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2024 Programme

music & drama education expo

Music & Drama Education Expo | London 2024

 

 Music & Drama Education Expo provides unforgettable CPD sessions every year for all passionate music and drama educators. Take away not only inspiration and enthusiasm but leave with practical lesson ideas and valuable resources to take back into your field of work. 

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09:30 - 10:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    Start your day at the Expo with an energising excursion into the world of rhythm led by Carl Smith, cofounder and original cast member of STOMP. Featuring body percussion, this inclusive session will ...
10:00 - 10:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • SEND/Inclusion
    Is there a place for virtual reality headsets in one-to-one beginner piano lessons? Do they enhance or inhibit engagement, progression, and the quality and quantity of practice? This session will demo ...
10:15 - 11:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    For too long we have been preaching to the converted about the value and threats to drama and theatre education for children and young people, at the expense of making our case to policymakers and pol ...
  2. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    • Primary
    This session will introduce oracy techniques used by the English-Speaking Union which have a positive impact on children’s speaking and listening skills and confidence. It will practically explore ora ...
  3. The Workshop
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    The National Plan for Music Education states that ‘a high-quality music education is the right of every pupil’ and ‘it should be inclusive of all, regardless of additional needs’. This workshop will s ...
11:00 - 11:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Early Years
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Primary
    Discover how knowledge of different developmental stages and models of musical learning can inform the way that you plan, teach and assess music. How do you know when is the ‘right time’ to introduce ...
11:15 - 12:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    Presented by the Music Teachers' Association, this panel discussion will explore how building a long-term plan for music can create a flourishing department that impacts every student. It will focus o ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This session focuses on GCSE Drama as a whole, with take-away tips and best practice approaches based on classroom experience with multiple exam boards. It will highlight similarities across the board ...
  3. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This practical workshop will demonstrate effective mindfulness strategies that you can use in your classroom to boost wellbeing and musicianship, inviting you to get involved and invest in understandi ...
11:15 - 12:15
  1. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    • Primary
    In 1901, Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. This session uses authentic photographs and text, with Chris van Allsburg’s picture book Queen of the Falls, to explore this event. Dra ...
12:15 - 13:00
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    Drama is only referenced in one paragraph on the national curriculum for primary education, yet no other subject supports children's overall learning while also teaching a wide range of subject-specif ...
  2. The Workshop
    • Primary
    The ISM Trust and Voices Foundation present an interactive workshop for primary teachers to help you find your voice and feel confident to share the joy of singing with your students. Speakers will di ...
12:30 - 13:15
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    Discover the power of art activism and the works of global majority playwrights in this interactive workshop. Explore Beyond The Canon's Plays for Young Activists anthology, empowering participants to ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Drama
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • SEND/Inclusion
    During this session, Andy Russell, assistant head and vocational qualification leader of Cockburn Multi-Academy Trust, will share the curriculum mapping, implementation and monitoring strategies that ...
  3. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This session will show how to begin teaching and exploring Shakespeare with young people within a SEND setting. It will cover how to ‘begin’ and ‘close’ a lesson or rehearsal, working collaboratively, ...
13:15 - 14:00
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    This session will be a mixture of chat, practical examples and useful activities to take back into classrooms. There will be an introduction to Stanislavski, followed by practical exercises on how to ...
  2. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Primary
    This session aims to provide participants with insights into the international trends and approaches to teaching the ukulele, focusing on the instructional methods employed in Hawaii and the United St ...
13:30 - 14:30
  1. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    Dr Lisa Peck and Karen Hall have been working with Emma Rice and her theatre company, Wise Children, to create a set of digital and physical resources for drama teachers to support the teaching of Emm ...
13:45 - 14:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    The Department for Education and Arts Council England present how the new music hub programme will ensure high-quality music education opportunities and experiences for all children and young people i ...
14:00 - 14:45
  1. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Drama
    This masterclass with playwright Nick Lane, associate artist of Blackeyed Theatre, explores the unspoken covenant between author and adapter, and the challenge to both celebrate your source material a ...
14:15 - 15:00
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This session will explore how fun and progress should co-exist to provide children with engaging and inclusive music lessons that help build strong musical foundations, whatever their age.
14:30 - 15:15
  1. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    Discover the techniques to achieving sight-reading confidence and how it can be taught effectively. This session will delve into the common barriers to sight-reading success, uncover the fascinating s ...
14:45 - 15:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This session will provide information on the Department for Education’s reforms of vocational education at level 2 and level 3 for performing arts, dance and production arts. It will explore the possi ...
  2. The Space
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Drama
    • Primary
    This session explores accessible and fun ways of teaching puppetry technique, focusing on ways into devising, while considering key practitioners such as Knee High and Complicité. Practical ensemble t ...
15:15 - 16:00
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This panel will look at the mental health of our students and how teachers can support them while also supporting ourselves. The panel will explore a range of issues that students are experiencing, di ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Music
    A session to pass on as many tips and tricks as possible to answer the age-old question: what can I do to help my students improve their composition grades at GCSE, A Level, IB and BTech composition? ...
15:45 - 16:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    The advancements in artificial intelligence make us challenge our perceptions of the place and focus of assessment. With music and performing arts uniquely placed to lead the way for other subjects, t ...
  2. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    For 10 years, The Big House has empowered care leavers and other disadvantaged young people through performance and long-term wraparound support. Using their new publication as a springboard, The Big ...
  3. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    In this hands-on practical workshop, delegates will discover how to play many different rhythms from across Latin America. It will explore the techniques required to play a wide range of percussion in ...
09:30 - 10:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    Join the team from Wicked Active Learning and Starling Arts for this uplifting introduction to the wonderful world of Wicked, with a wellbeing focused workshop designed to get your voices, bodies and ...
10:00 - 10:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Primary
    This session will share ideas and practical activities to get children beyond the beginner stage – and want to keep going. It will cover ideas for warm-ups, repertoire from a range of genres, practisi ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Early Years
    • Secondary Drama
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This mentoring and planning session is an opportunity to reflect upon the current position and value that drama holds within your school. It will explore options to consolidate and elevate the status ...
10:00 - 11:00
  1. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    This energetic and creative practical workshop is designed to give teachers and educators the skills they need to incorporate Vamos Theatre's approach to full mask into their own teaching. No previous ...
10:15 - 11:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    Issues preventing children from creating and making music in schools are very real. Research brings to light some of the hidden barriers young people experience in accessing music. This presentation c ...
  2. The Workshop
    • Early Years
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    Songdrawing is a multisensory activity in which singing, drawing, movement and storytelling are combined in a holistic and interactive process, and drawings are conjured up by joyful drawing songs. Th ...
11:00 - 11:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    Working with primary schools across the country, HMDT Music is creating an arts-embedded curriculum focussing on inclusion, supported by a CPD programme for teachers and training for artists. This ses ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Early Years
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    So many music teachers will work on their own in their department. In this session, participants will learn how to navigate this situation with hints and tips that will help you thrive in your role as ...
11:15 - 12:00
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This keynote is, in many ways, a philosophical cornerstone in National Drama’s Year of Advocacy 2024. A year in which ND aims to communicate the learning potential of Drama to a wider audience. As par ...
  2. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    The workshop will provide practical activities for the teaching of stage combat in the classroom as part of the drama curriculum, and how to apply the techniques in performance. By exploring the core ...
  3. The Workshop
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    Singing is a physical activity and helps us to learn and articulate our mother tongue, as well as bond with our family and wider society. This session will look at children’s singing around the world ...
12:00 - 12:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This workshop will draw on the similarities between staff training and delivering curriculum lessons at primary level. Using the Leicestershire Music Scheme, the session will explore what makes a qual ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This session will explore a range of techniques and strategies for teaching set, lighting and costume. It will provide teachers with a toolkit of 10 practical approaches and how to raise the profile o ...
12:15 - 13:15
  1. The Space
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This practical session will explore a more playful approach to devising and making theatre. It will be a safe space to encourage bravery, risk-taking and embrace the pleasure of not knowing how it wil ...
12:30 - 13:15
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    The Music Education Council presents a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the impact of AI on the future of music education. The panel will discuss how AI can augment traditional musical eng ...
  2. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    Improvisation is one of the most useful skills a musician can have, yet many who teach it actually freeze at the idea of doing it themselves. This interactive session will discuss how teachers approac ...
13:00 - 13:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Secondary Drama
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This practical workshop will focus on KS3 drama and the potential impact of high-quality texts. From Shakespeare to contemporary verbatim, the session will explore how these texts can be used in a dra ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Drama
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    This session will provide an overview of the benefits of incorporating musical theatre in schools. It will guide attendees on selecting the right musical as well as explaining the process for licencin ...
13:30 - 14:15
  1. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This session will explore changes to these resources to help even more teachers and learners. It will consider the skills developed by the component parts of the assessment, the flexibility of the repertoire and the options tests through a practical workshop. Bring your instrument to make the most of the session.
13:30 - 14:30
  1. The Space
    • Primary
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This hour-long interactive session will introduce an eight-stage drama planning process designed for the primary classroom through a combination of presentation and playful participation. Comprehensiv ...
13:45 - 14:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Secondary Drama
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This session will explore some quick approaches when developing work in response to a brief or stimuli. It will concentrate on how to keep any specific demands of the brief a focus while still being c ...
14:00 - 14:45
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Early Years
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Primary
    This session, aimed at early years and primary teachers as well as SEND specialists, will briefly outline the neuroscientific links between rhythm and speech processing, and how dyslexia may affect ou ...
  2. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Music
    A tension exists between teaching the rules of composing and helping students to think creatively. However, research shows students can discover composing concepts naturally through playing with sound ...
14:45 - 15:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    UK Music, the umbrella body representing the music industry, presents a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges faced by learners, awarding bodies and educators at level 3.
  2. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    This session will explore how to devise using Brecht’s epic theatre, focusing on Brechtian techniques to critique our social and political environment comedically. Participants will gain an understand ...
  3. The Workshop
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Primary
    Presented by Brass Bands England, this practical session will give participants ideas on how to have a class ready for a performance in one session using choreography, backing tracks and singing. It w ...
15:00 - 15:45
  1. Sharing Lab
    • Secondary Drama
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    This session will explore how to devise and implement a creative, thematic, interdisciplinary curriculum that increases engagement and challenge while protecting subject specialism and depth. Using Be ...
15:15 - 16:00
  1. Seminar Theatre
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Early Years
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This session will show how schools and music organisations can develop education practices that are inclusive by design, with reference to the Sounds of Intent framework and Trinity College London’s n ...
15:45 - 16:30
  1. Keynote Theatre
    • SEND/Inclusion
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    Led by two alumni of National Orchestra for All, who now work with Orchestras for All as trustees and Youth Board chairs, this session offers a rare opportunity to hear from young people themselves ab ...
  2. The Space
    • Secondary Drama
    • Instrumental/Vocal Teachers
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • Primary
    • SEND/Inclusion
    Everyone uses meaningful and distinguished hand gestures when speaking. We can’t not gesture when we want to express something verbally. Through playful speaking and movement exercises, participants w ...
  3. The Workshop
    • Secondary Drama
    • Secondary Music
    • Leader/Hub/Administration
    • SEND/Inclusion
    This session offers a case study of Formby High School’s creative journey to Artsmark Platinum status, exploring how the school engages with the local community and the processes required to develop e ...

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