Cheshire East Music Education Conference 2018

On Wednesday 25th April, the second annual Cheshire East Music Education Conference was held at the Romero Conference Centre in Macclesfield. We were joined by delegates from across Cheshire East for a day of inspirational sessions on a variety of topics relating to music education. 

Kicking off our day was keynote speaker Martin Fautley, Professor of Education at Birmingham City University. For the first session, delegates could choose between two workshops: one from Out of the Ark on developing lessons based on their primary singing resources; the other from percussionist Josh Savage giving an insight into looping stations and their application in the classroom. Following a coffee break, we were treated to a performance from Brass Phats from Sandbach School, who played a great set including a couple of Stevie Wonder hits!

While Out of the Ark delivered the second half of their workshop, Sarah Fisher from Drake Music led an inspiring session on her experience as a disabled musician in mainstream education, and demonstrated her innovative approach to music leadership. After a filling lunch, Teresa East from Curious Minds explained more about Arts Award, and rock band Empire from All Hallows School played a fantastic set to get us all dancing.

The final session of the day brought all delegates together to participate in a Modulo Meet. This was led by Anna Williams from Orchestras for All, and it was great fun for all of us to play together to round off a very successful conference.

Many thanks to all our delegates and session leaders for attending. See you next year!

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