Music Curriculum Development Day


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Resources from the Presenters and Workshop Leaders

Ula Weber from Sing for Pleasure

Rosie Rushton from Big Top Musical Adventures

Shelly Ambury from Sing Up

Shelly demonstrated a classroom percussion ensemble piece called ‘Rosewood Gratitude’ which is a part of their newest collection of music curriculum based activities. 

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Explore the PPT for a chance to try the unit for classroom percussion and find out more about these resources. 


Each part of the ensemble is broken into its own video instruction to allow for both students and teachers to learn the parts- notation reading is not required for learning the parts.

Classroom Percussion: Ensemble Music Making

Using instruments to make music in the classroom is the best way to develop music skills- for both the students and non-specialist teachers! Skills for improvising and composition are also covered.

Yvonne White- Harmonize

Singing Books Workshop Presentation

Max Wheeler- Head of Music Technology Charanga

Max is a producer and DJ who has released several albums. He has worked with many artists including Kraftwerk, Grime Legend Trim, Snoop Dogg and Gorgon City. Max has performed live all over the world as one half of Anushka and had over 10m streams online. 

Max has been an educator for nearly 20 years and in 2018 he wrote and performed his first orchestral work: Grown a Grime Opera with Essex Youth Orchestra and the rap artist Eyez. Max is the author and Programme Director of Charanga’s VIP Studio Sessions and developed YuStudio (a full-featured digital audio workstation). Max regularly delivers CPD and training on Music Technology and Engagement and Inclusion.

Tonya Shaikh from SIPS Music & Arts

Tonya is currently the Curriculum Lead for the music service and teaches in Sandwell schools through music making using tuned percussion, recorders, Djembe and Samba drumming. Her background includes music performance, choral conducting and education, including research on how children learn and the role music plays in their development. Tonya’s experience in music education spans years of studying, practising and delivering curriculum based music lessons inspired by the pedagogies of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze and adapting these to fit in our modern global society.

Tonya leads on the CPD programme for Sandwell schools and is passionate to help non-specialists gain confidence in leading quality music making activities for their students.  In her personal time, she is now learning to play the Tabla.