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Professional Development Opportunities

THU 26 NOV 2015

Led by West Sussex Music Lead Teachers and external speakers, we are pleased to offer professional development opportunities for all instrumental, vocal and classroom music teachers. Please click here to apply for any of these courses:

Title: The Art of Teaching Young Children
Date: 10.02.16
Time: 9.30-12.30
Venue: Herbert Shiner, Petworth (Community Room)
Cost: £20*/£30** (*representatives of all West Sussex-maintained Schools, Academies and Free Schools **all other delegates)

Speaker: Helen Dromey and Sarah Farr 

A focussed session on approaches, techniques and activities that best engage pupils learning instruments in Reception and at Key Stage 1. Topics will include lesson structure and pace, language, developing gross and fine motor skills, devising practice tasks and developing musicianship - each in the context of meeting the needs of younger pupils and maximising learning opportunities. The session will feature practical activities and time to share examples of best practice among the group.

Title: Guitar Basics
Date: 12.02.16
Time: 9.30-12.30
Venue: Herbert Shiner, Petworth (Community Room)
Cost: £20*/£30** (*teachers in West Sussex-maintained Schools and Academies **independent teachers)

Speaker: Nick Walker

Nick Walker presents his landmark method for young guitarists, sharing teaching strategies from his popular tutor book Guitar Basics as a basis for discussion of effective teaching in individual, small and large groups.

Title: West Sussex Music Singing Conference
Date: 20.05.16
Time: 9.30-16.30
Venue: Herbert Shiner, Petworth
Cost: £75*/£99** (*teachers in West Sussex-maintained Schools and Academies **independent teachers)

Speaker: Emily Barden