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Leicester-Shire Music Educators' Conference - #LSMSCONF

LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2019

LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019 will take place on Friday 1st February 2019 at College Court, Leicester.

Cost per Attendee:
Special Offer - £135 if booked by Friday 13th July 2018.
Early Bird Offer - £150 if booked by Saturday 1st December 2018
Standard Price - £180 if booked after Saturday 1st December 2018

Places can be booked by clicking here.

LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2018 - Feedback

A selection of comments from the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2018

"Every element was outstanding."

"A massive thank you."

"Shelagh Crichton [headteacher presentation] - what a fabulous message! Loved it!"

"I liked the overriding thread. Speakers were excellent."

"Well prepared, lots of examples given for singing, built confidence, Fantastic teaching by workshop leaders"

Based on past delegate feedback we have put some changes into place already for next year.

The conference is on a Friday (and doesn't clash with Birmingham Young Voices).

71% of delegates felt the cost was about right this year however, for those that felt it was too expensive or just like a good deal, we have an excellent offer - purchase a place on the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019 at a reduced rate of £135 if booked by Friday 13th July 2018.

Hayley Cupit shares her thoughts on the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2018

"This was my third Leicester-shire Music Educators' Conference and again, I came away refreshed and motivated to go back into school, ready to deliver new, engaging music lessons and provide exciting musical opportunities. As music leaders and teachers, we all know that it can be a challenge to ensure that all children access quality music education - and this year's conference theme of 'Over coming barriers across music education' was a great inspiration for those of us striving towards this, giving us not only practical steps to overcome these barriers but also demonstrating real life examples, showing us how the power of music can transform children's way of looking at the world.

A particular highlight of the day was keynote speaker, John Archer, who through music, magic and comedy managed to convey the important and pressing issues that prevent young people from accessing quality music education. I came away with four words buzzing in my brain: fun, availability, enthusiasm and inspiration!

Our second keynote speaker, Dr Alison Daubney, led a motivating practical session, 'Tear down these walls' which gave us an invaluable opportunity to discuss, reflect and explore real life barriers in education with other delegates, providing practical solutions to try out at school.

There was a whole array of workshops to choose from, including 'Boomwhackers in action', singing workshops, SEND specific workshops, music technology sessions and conducting. I was treated to a session with the Royal Opera House, inspiring me to teach opera at school; something I've never tried before!

A lasting memory of the day was the wonderful brass performance led by Marriott Primary School. The music was fantastic and the children's faces were a picture, so proud of what they had achieved. The passionate speech delivered by their head teacher, Sheila Crichton, was an inspiration to us all and a real life example, on a big scale, of breaking down barriers.

A huge thanks to Leicestershire Music Service for again, organising such an excellent event."

LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2018 - General Information

The LSMS Music Educator's Conference will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF #LSMSCONF

Those that have attended the conference in the past you will know that the Conference is a full day of thought provoking workshops, networking with colleagues, keynote speakers and lovely food.

All Music Educators are welcome whether you:

  • Teach music in a Primary, Secondary or Special school
  • Lead music across the school as a Music co-ordinators or Head of Department
  • are Instrumental teachers
  • Are A Partner of Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
  • Music workshop leaders
  • Community musicians.

This year there is the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers and the option to select two conference workshops.

Keynote Speaker: John Archer, Comedy, Magic and a little bit of Ukulele
John Archer will share how we can break down the barriers to provide a quality music education for all pupils, including how we can overcome barriers to offer quality music education for all pupils. John is a past winner of the 'Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year' and one of the best comedy magicians in the UK today.

Keynote speaker: Dr Alison Daubney -'Tear down these walls' : overcoming barriers across music education
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. Through exploring a range of barriers to music education, Ally will consider and share 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.

Conference Objectives

  • To update colleagues about national, regional and local developments in music education
  • To identify and share best practice, ideas and resources
  • To confer with colleagues and conference workshop leaders

Conference Information Brochure 2018
Workshop Listings 2018
Day Agenda 2018

Workshops Details
(please click on a title for more information about the Workshop / Workshop Leader)

Key Stages 1–5 – Demystifiying teaching Music Technology – Bradley Smith
Key Stages 1–5 – Beginner Conducting
Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 –
Intermediate Conducting Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 –
Using Voice and Song to make music with Children in SEN settings
Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1-5 - Using Rhythm to make music with Children in SEN settings - Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1-5 - Teaching music to children with SEND in Mainstream settings - Phil Mullen

Key Stage 1 - Making Singing fun – Gillian Ramshaw

Key Stage 1 & 2 - Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stages 1 & 2 -
How to create opportunities for all primary pupils to access the music curriculum through the use of Music Technology Tom Coleman

Key Stage 2 - An interactive introduction to the new KS2 National Singing Programme from the Royal Opera House, 'Create and Sing Hansel and Gretel' - Rachel Clarke

Key Stages 1–3 - Boomwhackers in Action! – Practical Music-Making Session – Phil Needham
Key Stages 1–3 - A Pathway to outstanding music learning through the Arts – Kim Waldock

Key Stage 3-5 - Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education – Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stage 3-5
Resilience as a Music Teacher Anthony Anderson
Key Stage 3-5 –
Why you need to know about Research Anthony Anderson

Cost: £180

Early bird offer: £150 if booked by the 1st December 2017

LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2018 - Workshop Leaders