Get social at the Music Learning Revolution

22nd October 2015

A revolution is about to take place in the UK.  This Friday, more than four hundred music education revolutionaries will descend on The Brewery.  Their weapons won’t be bayonets and muskets, they’ll arm themselves with enthusiasm and pedagogy.  They won’t build their barricade with discarded furniture, they’ll build it with ideas.  They won’t be shouting ‘Vive La France’, they’ll be shouting ‘Vive La Musique’.  And, as with any modern revolution, they will co-ordinate themselves with social media.

We want everyone to benefit from the ideas generated at the Music Learning Revolution.  Whether you’re at the event or stuck in your classroom, you should have the chance to be a part of this revolution.  To make this happen, we have gathered together a top team of eager revolutionaries to document events on social media.  We will be sending out updates on:

To keep up to date with everything that’s happening at the revolution, just follow the hashtag #MLRev, which we will be using across all four social media channels.

What can you expect to see?

Our goal is to give you the next best thing to being at #MLRev, so each channel will serve a specific purpose.

Twitter will provide you with a steady stream of quotes from workshops, debates and open space sessions.  Do you want to know what Martin Fautley has to say about assessment?  It will appear on Twitter.  Do you want to learn about Musical Futures in primary schools?  Follow #MLRev on Twitter.  Our army of social media (music) revolutionaries will be tweeting throughout the day.

Facebook will be the home of highlights.  What was David Williams’ main message about iPads in the music classroom?  It will be on Facebook.  Is there one key tip from Anita Kerwin-Nye’s fundraising workshop?  If there is, it will be on our Facebook page.  We will have a foot solider monitoring all the updates and sharing the most revolutionary ideas.

Instagram will give you a host of great pictures from the event.  There’ll be at least one picture uploaded from each session.  Even better, we will be asking delegates to share what they leant at #MLRev.  Our Instagram account will, therefore, become the voice of our delegates.

Finally, our YouTube channel will present you with action (almost) as it happens.  If there’s a practical activity that you could use in the classroom, then we will record it and get it on YouTube for you.  Great for delegates who make it to the revolution, but it will be the next best thing for anyone who couldn’t quite storm the bastille in London.

Be the revolution

We wish that everyone could be at #MLRev on Friday but we know how difficult it can be to make it to a professional development event.  We are doing what we can to make you feel like you are part of the revolution but we need your help.  Get involved with the discussion.  Reply to tweets, comment on Facebook posts, send us a selfie and share our videos.  This is your Music Learning Revolution, make sure that we hear your voice.

Excellent workshops ‑ extremely accessible for all abilities and levels."

Claire Armour, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra