Musical Futures in Cyprus

We were delighted to work with MouSyKy recently – the Cyprus Music Teachers Association – to deliver a two-day training session on Musical Futures approaches.

MF Associate and Board Member Martin Ainscough delivered the training in Nicosia with primary and secondary teachers to introduce informal learning, non-formal teaching, Find Your Voice and Just Play. Delegates played, created, talked, debated and had lots of fun. A particular highlight was informal learning using delegates own music as a starting point. Watch the videos here.

Music education in Cyprus is statutory throughout primary and high school, but poorly resourced and generally taught in a traditional way. MouSyKy along with academics and members of the schools inspectorate team have long been aware of Musical Futures, and are passionate about bringing relevant, real-world music learning into classrooms.

We hope this is the beginning of a productive partnership with Cyprus, and are incredibly grateful for all of the hard work of the MouSyKy team to enable the training to happen.

Read Secondary School Inspector Georgia Neophytou’s guest blog here. For more details on how Musical Futures is working with international organisations click here

The children I am working with are responding to positively. They are very keen to learn new music and don’t not feel threatened to play. They enjoy the ‘have a go’ and ‘just play’ strategy.

Mhairi Easton, Southesk primary School

Would be lost without MF – The organisation supports my ethos as a teacher!

Teacher of Music, Turves Green Girls School

In all schemes of work and lessons from now on! Excellent day, wish I would have come years ago.

Jamie Thomas, Hall Cross Academy