The workshops took place today at St. James school Handsworth. It was great to have Prince Jamo‘s support, for him to impart his vast knowledge of reggae music.
I’m working on a school project to facilitate the transformation of a school waiting room into a retro computer gamed inspired space. Today’s challenge was to play with 8 BitContinue reading8Bit Playtime
I am shattered! These all dayers have taken their toll on my ‘approaching end of summer term’ bones. Today’s session was good, fast paced, pressurised and exceptionally creative. It wasContinue readingPaganel Home Week Project Session 4
Today was the third session at Paganel school, the pressure was on to move the sketches/ short vignettes into something more meaningful and framed. After a quick warmer and explaining to theContinue readingPaganel Home Week Project Session 3
Chris and I returned to Paganel School to facilitate the second round of music and drama sessions. After today we have 2 sessions left to have material devised and rehearsed! TheContinue readingPaganel Home Week Project Session 2
I am leading some improvisation sessions for Birmingham Jazz and shall be taking part in their Big Band sessions too! Really looking forward to creating new sounds with new people!Continue readingBirmingham Jazz
2 weeks until half term and I can’t wait! I have not had a holiday since I became a free-lancer in spring, a little break away is much needed. ‘BassContinue readingMelting my heart and playing the game
I am in a bit of turmoil as to whether I go for the PGCE/GTP or keep going as a free-lancer. The arguments for both corners are strong. At someContinue readingDilemmas, shouting and more work in the pipeline
An interesting read on how music can improve student’s cognitive abilities. Maybe I should play some classical or baroque music in my troublesome schools.
Things are continuing to go well; I shall be doing some summer projects with Birmingham City Council’s Youth Services and LACES (Looked after children). I also had a meeting withContinue readingUpdate
DSCN1777 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 toContinue readingPerry Beeches School First Workshop in April ’07