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Rhinegold Education at the Music Education Expo

February 6, 2013 6:46 pm by Emma Cooper

We’re really looking forward to the forthcoming Music Education Expo on 20/21 March – we hear that over 1600 delegates have already signed up to attend which is amazing. If you’ve not signed up yet, take a look at what’s on offer here – don’t forget it’s free to register.

We’ll be exhibiting on Stand E3 with a complete range of our books for you to browse. We love speaking to teachers about our publications and what we’re missing! That’s why it’s so exciting to us that around 30% of the delegates who have already signed up are classroom teachers. (We also just like chatting so do come and say hello!)

We’re sponsoring two sessions at the Expo:

  • Seminar: Bright ideas for KS3 Music
  • Session Time: 14:45 – 15:30, Wednesday 20th March
  • Location: Seminar Theatre 1

David Ashworth is working with Rhinegold Education and a team of brilliant teachers to prepare a brand new resource aimed at helping teachers invigorate KS3 Music teaching. He will be presenting some great practical ideas from this forthcoming resource during this session at the Expo. Many of you will know David – a freelance musician, teacher and education consultant, he’s recognised nationally as a leading figure in ICT in Music Education.

Get a sneak preview of what David will be covering here.

  • Workshop: Samba!
  • Session Time: 14:45 – 15:45, Thursday 21st March
  • Location: Workshop

Run by Mike Simpson, the musical director of world-music specialists, Inspire-works, and author of our fantastic Teach & Play series, this lively and practical workshop will give you a chance to try your hand at samba drumming. It will offer a brief introduction to the genre, as well as ideas for samba-themed schemes of work, and is suitable for anyone! Watch this video on YouTube for a taster of what to expect in this workshop.

Rhinegold Education supports the new teaching community, TeachTalk: Music, who are curating an unmissable “flipped conference” style session:

  • Debates in Music Education
  • Session Time: 1.30-3.30pm, Thursday 21st March 2013
  • Location: TeachMeet lounge

Chaired by David Ashworth, this debate will cover four key current music education issues: pedagogy; curriculum planning; music in the curriculum; and critical thinking in music education. The speakers are John Finney, Robert Bunting, Chris Philpott and Gary Spruce. In the style of the flipped conference, papers by each speaker will be made available in advance so that the majority of the session can be devoted to discussion. We’ll promote the publication of these papers as they appear.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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