Perry Beeches School First Workshop in April ’07

Originally uploaded by Bobbalinhot.

I am working with the Performing Arts teacher of Perry Beeches School to give some of the year 8 and 9 students an opportunity to experience the joys of music. Some of the groups I am working with seem disengaged with education and for most teachers behavioural issues occur frequently. Quite a few participants were on report or were given detentions.

It is definitely going to be a challenge to make these students become creative and motivated about music. At present it is difficult to move from behaviourist or teacher led activities let alone to more cognitive exercises. I will persevere!!

I will have to have to engage with the ring leaders to a certain degree to get the pace of workshops faster.

Archbishop Ilsley School Music Workshop Session 1

I have started the first of 10 music workshops with year 8 students at Archbishop Ilsley School. We had loads of fun. We explored pulse, pentatonic scales and got to know one another. I was exhausted by the end. The Music teacher at the school has been brilliant!! Really supportive, open to new ideas and has given me lots of valuable advice!