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Kent Talks Music Classroom Conference – *Sold Out*

Come and join us for an exciting programme of music making, networking and sessions with industry professionals. This is our first one day conference for any classroom teacher at primary or secondary level teaching music in the classroom, including music coordinators, and for MusicPlus teachers. Sessions include music technology; warm-ups and practical activities; Early Years and KS1; SEN/D and Mindfulness. £15 for the day (free for Kent Music teachers), with lunch and refreshments included.


Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Rd, Maidstone ME14 3AQ


CPD & Training

Event timetableStart timeEnd time
Monday 05 February, 20189:00 am4:00 pm

Session Schedule

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Suitable for

MusicPlus teachers, classroom teachers and music coordinators.


Tickets for this event are now sold out.

Session Leaders

Kate Comberti (MMus RCM, Creative Leadership. PGDip Early Years Music)
Session: Music with 4-7 Year Olds
Kate has worked extensively as a music specialist in Early Years settings and on action research projects with speech and language therapists. After receiving her MA in Creative Leadership from the Royal College of Music, Kate has undertaken a PG Dip at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, Birmingham.

Dan Francis
Session: The Creative Response

Dan works as Head of Music Services at Buckinghamshire Learning Trust as a Senior Leader with over 19 years experience within education. He regularly assists with curriculum design, delivery and assessment across KS2-5 music.

Karen Gibson
Session: Gospel Music Workshop
Karen is an award-winning, internationally recognised choir conductor and workshop leader. Her most recent achievement was conducting the Super Choir at the BBC Gospel Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Karen works regularly with several schools across London.

Penny Lamb
Session: Mindfulness
Penny has worked for 12 years in mental health services and has a special interest in group work with emphasis on the management of anxiety. Penny has successfully completed her training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and delivers the course to young people.

Anita Memmott (Dalcroze UK)
Session: Dalcroze

Anita works with primary schools in Kent and jointly runs an independent music school in Whitstable as well as Hey Diddle Music offering Dalcroze Eurythmics classes for 0-5 year olds. She teaches Dalcroze Eurythmics at Junior Guildhall School of Music.

Ben Sellers
Session: Teaching Music with iPads
Ben’s practice focuses on songwriting/composition and improvisation, often using technology and often in SEN/D settings. Author of the textbook ‘Teaching Music with GarageBand for iPad’ and leader of Transformance Music’s training programme, his approach and curricula are now used by teachers in five continents.

Joy Smith (PG Dip SpLD/Dyslexia, AMBDA)
Session: Dyslexia and Music

As a music teacher with over 20 years experience, Joy specialises in multi-sensory music teaching for all ages and abilities including those with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.

Katie Teage
Session: Just Play

During her career, Katie has been an instrumental and music teacher, SLE and assistant Headteacher. She has also worked at Junior Academy of Music as a musicianship and composition teacher. Her current work on a PhD with UCL Institute of Education sees her researching the emerging musical identities of primary school children and how generalists and specialists can support and shape them.