Music and Performing Arts

The start of the school year is always an exciting, albeit busy, time. 

After summer, students and teachers (hopefully) come back to school feeling re-energised and eager to tackle the year ahead. Lesson planning can be enjoyable but it can also be daunting, as there are so many competing priorities. Trying to put together lesson plans that deliver key curriculum objectives whilst also being engaging for children is no easy task.

Their brand new Filmed Group Performance Examinations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Devised Drama and Shakespeare.

After asking drama teachers and schools we learnt that there is a need for a large regulated group exam that allows each of their learners to receive individual marks, report forms and certificates. This also allows learners to take differing grades within the same group performance.

The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which boasts a glittering alumni that includes Lily James (Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Disney's Cinderella, Downton Abbey and War and Peace) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), have won the much-coveted BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2019 competition for the second time in four years.

ABRSM partners with FutureLearn to provide an intensive teacher development course 

A new report from Birmingham City University has found that a record number of people are learning musical instruments thanks to music hubs, but has also revealed gender differences and under-representation of children with special educational needs in music.

Did you know that playing a musical instrument enhances more brain functions than any other form of learning? The amazing orchestra in our brain can plan, create, conceptualise, analyse, memorise and record details so much better when playing a musical instrument. Maybe it really does take a genius to win a Grammy! World Heart Heat Music Academy understands the power of music. Over 1,000 young musicians, many from difficult backgrounds, have benefited from the world-leading tutors and mentors who inspire and nurture talent at World Heart Beat.

For many young people, Christmas is a special time celebrated with friends and family. But for some it can be a lonely day - filled with abuse and neglect like any other.

Lucie Parkes, formal learning manager at the Historic Royal Palaces highlights the impact of music  for boosting self-confidence and  learning across the curriculum.  

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Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.

Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.

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Monday 07 August 2017

A new improvisation course has been developed to help young people develop key skills in social interaction, communication, and confidence. 

The London Improv Theatre Training League (LITTL) has teamed up with The Nursery to offer courses for 15-18 year olds to introduce them to the core principles of improvisation, and positive impact it can have in their day-to-day lives both inside and outside the clasroom.