Want to improve the ensembles in your school? Join us and Katie Teage to explore how we can make the most of ensembles in a primary school!
Playing together with other musicians is one of the main joys of music and we want to provide this for children as often as we can. However, bringing students together for an ensemble rehearsal is not always easy in a primary setting as we often walk into a room with three violins, one child grade 5 flute, an enthusiastic drummer and 12 ukuleles. Does this ensemble sound familiar?
In this session we will discuss arranging and preparing for primary school ensembles. We will talk about how to use existing material, make your own songs and how to work with music specialists and visiting music teachers to strengthen your practise.
This session is designed for curriculum leaders of music in primary schools, or TAs/staff who run ensembles. Please bring an instrument along to play, you only need to be able to play a few notes or chords!
About Katie Teage
Katie Teage is an Educator, Choir conductor, Composer, Arranger and Soprano with the London Vocal Project. Katie studied a BA in Music at Middlesex university (2005), a Mmus in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2008) and a MA in Music Education at the Institute of Education (University College London) (2014). Katie is also a qualified teacher (QTS 2010). Katie’s 15 years experience in primary education and work as an Assistant Headteacher puts her in high demand as an educator. Katie is a musicianship teacher and workshop leader at the Royal College of Music, works for schools in London as Primary Music Specialist, a Choral and Musicianship leader for The Voices Foundation and a trainer for Musical Futures.