One week, 3 countries, 300 teachers – Just Play

It’s been a busy week for Musical Futures: Just Play. In the UK on Tuesday, Anna presented the JP taster to 50 teachers at The East Sussex Music Hub Conference at The Amex. It was a great venue to work in and our sessions really rocked!


Over in Australia, Ken was working with 240 4th year teacher trainees from the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday experiencing all the benefits of making music together in large groups that underpin the Just Play approach.


On Friday, Stephen in Canada led a Just Play workshop at the OMEA conference in Ontario.


It’s been thrilling to work with teachers exploring the same material in a practical and inspiring way and working together to ensure that our resources and workshops are the best they can be so that as many teachers as possible are aware of Just Play and can think about how they might like to use it in their schools.

If you would like to find out more about Just Play, email to start a conversation.

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

Great sessions which catered for a diverse team of staff. Really good feedback and positive outcomes.

Lindsay Thomas, One Education Music

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

Jamie Thomas, Hall Cross Academy