Technology Conference Programme

Monday, January 11th, 2016

At our most interactive Expo yet, you’ll be able to get involved with a wide range of teaching tools, from magic wands, Japanese inflatable balls, and spoons to Tai Chi, mindfulness and bean bags. We’ve got more sessions than ever before and have worked especially hard (with the help of our advisory board) to make sure that every session is worth your time.

View our full conference programme below, featuring CPD workshops, seminars and debates designed specifically for music and performing arts teachers. Click here to book your free ticket.

 Technology

25 FEB 2016

The Tech Zone

Whether you’re a technophobe or gadget geek, we’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre. Leading tech practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches and we’ll be showcasing the latest tech products from across the sector.

10:10 10:55
Inclusive music: A fresh approach to class music making and performance
Hands-on session using a variety of music tech gear to demonstrate a lesson where ‘access for all’ can be a reality.

Phil Heeley , Director – Inclusive Music

11:30 12:00
Product Showcase | MusicFirst Online present transforming teaching and learning with the MusicFirst Online Classroom
Music Technology in Education is rapidly evolving, and keeping up with it is a challenge. This seminar will introduce new ways to use the latest music technology in your classroom, as well as manage classroom activities and homework online.

Dr Jim Frankel , Head of Digital Education

12:45 13:15
Product Showcase | Playnote presents: Scalebook – A revolutionary way of practising scales & monitoring progress with the use of technology
Scales; wouldn’t it be great if there was an app for that? Introducing a revolutionary new way of practising scales and monitoring progress with the use of technology. Find out how this interactive app can help assess scales practice and suggest improvements.

Eric Yung , Founder & CEO

13:45 14:30
How do I achieve outstanding music tech exam results?
The experts from Cubase tell you how to get the best from your sequencer to achieve outstanding music tech exam results.

Richard Llewellyn , UK Education Manager

14:45 15:30
Integrating music technology in a creative orchestra
Learn how to integrate music technology into a youth orchestra, using best practice examples, accessible tools and practical solutions.

Gawain Hewitt , Educator, Composer & Music Technologist

Jason Rowland , Workshop Leader & Creative Director

15:45 16:30
Live sound for your productions
The experts from Sound Technology UK talk delegates through getting the most bang for your buck in a school production setting and present tips and tricks for miking up both actors and musicians.

26 FEB 2016

The Tech Zone

Whether you’re a technophobe or gadget geek, we’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre. Leading tech practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches and we’ll be showcasing the latest tech products from across the sector.
10:15 11:00
Practical strategies for developing students’ composition skills using technology
With the new GCSE and A level syllabuses on the horizon, this session will guide you through the fog of integrating technology into teaching composition in an innovative and imaginative way.

David Ashworth , Music Education Consultant

Marcel Pusey , Composer, Bass Player & Educator – MusicFirst

Matt Allen , Head of Music – Chessington Community College

11:30 12:00
Product Showcase | Finale presents: Create Your Musical Legacy with Finale 2014
This seminar will demonstrate the use of Finale 2014 – the industry standard music notation software. Delegates will see how easy and quick it is to create beautiful sheet music using Finale, along with a number of tips and tricks that will speed up your use of the software.

Martin Thomson , Founder Director

13:00 13:30
Product Showcase | Yamaha
14:00 14:45
How to mix a track ready for the world to hear
Learn how to produce music, from the equipment you might need and how to set up, through to how to record vocalists and musicians, how to make students’ tracks sound great, and how to get them ready for the world to hear.

Max Wheeler , Producer and one half of Anushka

15:20 16:05
Music tech at KS4: what are the options?
Whether it’s AQA’s introduction of DJ skills to its new music GCSE or the vast array of other options for tech-minded students, we look at the possibilities for tech at KS4.

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