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Dr Alison Daubney

'Tear down these walls' : overcoming barriers across music education

Suitable for Key Stages 1 – 5

Alison is leading 2 workshops - Key Stage 1 & 2 specific & Key Stage 3-5 specific

We often hear the aspiration that 'music education is for everyone'. It is a great aspiration to hold and something we should strive towards, but sadly the reality of the situation is that there are many children, for a variety of reasons, who do not and currently cannot fully access the array of music education opportunities on offer in and out of school. Through exploring a range of barriers to music education, this session will consider the practical steps we can all implement in order to help more children to overcome these barriers and access the high quality music education every child richly deserves.

Dr Alison Daubney has taught across all stages of education from pre-school to postgraduate and led music in primary, secondary and special schools. Ally is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Sussex and involved in education programmes for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Alison regularly works nationally and internationally with education, arts and cultural organisations, schools, music services and hubs, undertaking research and evaluation, developing training and leading workshops.

Her extensive work with the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has led to the publication of many free resources on curriculum, assessment and progression, and she has a particular interest in helping musicians of all ages overcome performance anxiety. Alison is also the author of the Teaching Primary Music, published by Sage Education in April 2017.

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