Rhinegold Education at the Music Education Expo 2013

The Rhinegold Education team are heading to the Music Education Expo 2013 at the Barbican Centre on the 20th-21st March.

MEEbanner_720x400Come and visit the Rhinegold Education stand to view their exciting learning resources, offering everything educators need to teach music in the classroom from the UK’s leading music education publisher!

You’ll find the Rhinegold Education team at Stand E3. Register now for your FREE Expo ticket!

The Rhinegold Education stand will be stocking a wide range of resources, including:

Managing Editor, Emma Cooper, will be on the stand throughout the conference and is looking forward to meeting and chatting to attendees. Emma will also be available to receive any questions and feedback you may have.

Rhinegold Education is also proud to sponsor two sessions at the Music Education Expo 2013:

Seminar: Bright ideas for Key Stage 3 music

David Ashworth

David Ashworth

Session Time: 14:45 – 15:30, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Location: Seminar Theatre 1

This session will offer a platter of bright ideas for Key Stage 3 music, drawing on the publisher’s own range of interactive digital classroom resources.

Profile: David Ashworth

David Ashworth is a leader in music education in the UK.  A freelance musician, teacher and education consultant and recognised nationally as a leading figure in ICT in music education, David has also been a key figure in developing an online presence and voice for music education through his work as project leader for the ground breaking website, teachingmusic.org.uk.   He has as a long list of credits including the BBC, Trinity and Open University plus many local authorities and Music Services.

David continues to be a popular presenter and workshop leader at most of the major national and regional music conferences.

Workshop: Samba!

Session Time: 14:45 – 15:45, Thursday 21st March 2013

Location: Workshop

This lively and practical workshop will give everybody a chance to try samba drumming. It will also offer a brief introduction to the genre, as well as ideas for samba-themed schemes of work.

Suitable for any music teacher with an interest in this increasingly popular percussive genre.

Watch the video below for a taster of what to expect in Mike’s Expo workshop:

For more information about the Expo workshop click here.

Mike Simpson, author of the Teach & Play series.

Mike Simpson, author of the Teach & Play series and director of Inspire-works.

Profile: Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson is the musical director of world music workshop company Inspire-works. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 1999 where he studied percussion, African drumming, conducting and composition, he spent an intensive year studying gamelan in Bali with Tjokcorda Raka Suastika of Ubud Royal family. He spent his first few years after graduating as a freelance percussionist performing and touring with several London based orchestras and groups such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Cliff Richard. As a composer, he has had his works performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall and published by Oxford University Press.

Mike co-founded Inspire-works in 2002 with his wife Jacqui. They oversee a team of workshop facilitators who deliver West African drumming, Brazilian samba, Balinese gamelan and Caribbean steel pan workshops to approximately 40,000 young people each academic year. The Inspire-works facilitators have lead INSET sessions for many music services, local authorities and national conferences such as NAME and Music Learning Live.

Mike is also author of the Teach & Play series, published by Rhinegold Education. Click here for more information on this comprehensive World Music series for the classroom.

Debates in Music Education

Rhinegold Education is proud to support TeachTalk: Music and we are happy to promote a special session at the Expo devoted to debate on music education issues.

Session Time: 1.30-3.30pm, Thursday 21st March 2013

Location: TeachMeet lounge

Chaired by David Ashworth, and curated by TeachTalk: Music, this debate covers a range of current music education issues including pedagogy, curriculum planning, music in the curriculum and critical thinking in music education.  Speakers include John Finney, Robert Bunting, Chris Philpott and Gary Spruce.

For more information click here.

Register now for your FREE ticket to the 2013 Expo!

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