Music Educator's Conference
Save the Dates!
We're busy planning our next Music Educators Conference and this time we're going to have dedicated days for Primary, Secondary and SEND educators.
Please make a note of these dates in your diary and we'll be updating this page with more information soon!
SEND - Wednesday 26th January 2022
Secondary - Thursday 27th January 2022
Primary - Friday 28th January 2022
Please see below for information about our last Conference
The LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2020 took place on Friday 31st January 2020 (9.00am - 4.00pm) at Beaumanor Hall, Beaumanor Dr, Woodhouse, Loughborough LE12 8TX.
The LSMS Music Educators Conference 2020 is nearly upon us and we are excited to announce we have national experts delivering workshops to inspire and support music education in Leicester-Shire and beyond. The overarching theme for this year is supporting schools in meeting the new Ofsted framework.
The conference will be within the beautiful surroundings of Beaumanor Hall. There will be practical and pedagogical workshops to support you in leading music within your school, listen to live music, opportunities to network and share good practice with colleagues and hear from the Key Note speaker, Faz Shah, the beatboxing violinist.
Practical Gamelan – Baby People
A chance to explore the tradition of Gamelan though practical activities and experience. Learn the traditional Malay tune Timang Barung and have a go at singing In Malay too. Participants will be given tips on how to translate the activities into the classroom.
Music Subject Leadership
A question that is being asked frequently is "What do I need to know about subject Leadership under the new framework?" After a presentation led by a Headteacher there will be time for questions and answers in this workshop that will answer many of your questions in a supportive way.
Early Years – Nicola Burke
Nicola Burke has developed Musical Development Matters in the Early Years, a document with the overall purpose of supporting practitioners, teachers, musicians and parents to see the musical attributes of young children and to offer ideas as to how they can support and nurture children's musical development by offering broad musical experiences. Nicola will share these documents and share a range of ways that the documents can support you in music education.
Practical Turntables – Brad Smith
Have you always wanted to be a DJ? Turn your musical skills to turntablism and have a lesson with Brad Smith, as featured in Music Teacher magazine.
KS3 Beatboxing Unit of Work – Shay Sharma & Nicki Atkins
Your KS3 pupils will thank you for attending thebeatboxing. Bring out your inner beatboxing skills and have fun while making music with colleagues. You will leave the session with a Unit of Work to deliver back at school.
KS3 Music Curriculum workshop – Anthony Anderson
A mixture of presentation, discussion and activities around music curriculum
A selection of case studies, sharing good practice of Cultural Capital, led by Headteachers and Music Coordinators from Inglehurst Junior School, Greenfield Primary School and Forest Lodge Primary School
Primary Music Curriculum – Lynne Heath
Are you looking for a creative curriculum for non-specialist teachers to be able to teach high quality music lessons. Take away a free Unit of Work from the LSMS Primary Music Scheme of Work.
These are a few of the highlights of attending the Music Educators' Conference 2020.
The LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019 took place on Friday 1st February 2019 at College Court, Leicester.
Conference Feedback 2019
As a retired primary teacher I understand that my role as a link governor is as a source of support to the school and a source of information for the rest of the governing body. Making that less daunting to those governors without an education background is essential. Before I retired, I was lucky to work in a school with a two form entry in every year group which meant my colleague and I could support each other in our weaker subjects. Mine was Music. I really enjoyed the conference as it enabled me to see some of the amazing new ideas for teaching the Music curriculum. I always write a report for the other members of the governors to read