How long have you been working with Musical Futures?
What do you do?
I am head of music at Flegg High Ormiston Academy in Norfolk where I teach music to pupils aged 11 to 16. I am also the National Lead Practitioner for Performing Arts for Ormiston Academies Trust.
What is your background?
I studied mainly classical music at university before training to be a teacher. I’m a violinist and I regularly play in orchestras, quartets and anything else that requires a violinist! I love singing and, although I’m not in a regular choir or group , I try to do as much singing as I can fit in. When I’m not playing music I am thinking about it and I’m especially interested in informal leaning. In 2014 I completed an MEd and my research focused on what makes learning informal and how it is taking place in the music classroom.
Five words that sum up Musical Futures:
Inclusive musical engaging exciting (the) future
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Jack Garratt, Walton and far too many GCSE compositions!