Thursday 2nd March 2023, 4 – 5.30pm
Online (Zoom) – Free of charge
The most fun thing about teaching music is getting to do music with the children. Music lessons work best when there is plenty of practical activity like movement, rhythm work, performing, singing, playing instruments, creating and composing.
This session will focus on how to create practical music lessons from musical stimuli like chants and songs, listening extracts and musical games that help children learn and apply musical concepts through listening, appraising, composing and performing.
We will present practical examples suitable for KS1 and KS2 lessons, and encourage participants to try out these ideas in the session and then later in their classrooms.
Bio – Dr. Rebecca Berkley
Dr Rebecca Berkley is an Associate in Music Education at the University Reading. She teaches Music Education on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is a doctoral supervisor. Her specialisms are classroom musicianship, musical learning and choral education. She is also director of Universal Voices, a free community choir for children aged 7-12 at the University.