How long have you been working with Musical Futures?
I’ve been teaching using the Musical Futures approach for nearly 10 years! I was introduced to it as a NQT and have used the approach in two International schools.
What do you do?
I’m currently teaching KS2 Primary Music and run the After School Clubs Programme at my school. I was a Secondary Music teacher until 3 years ago.
What is your background?
I am a Guitarist, Pianist and Songwriter. I studied Music at school and did some Music composition/history courses at University in Norwich and Philadelphia. After leaving university I joined a number of function bands and after working for a year as an English teacher in Austria, I was inspired to combine my two loves (Teaching and Music) so I enrolled in a PGCE Secondary Music course. I have taught secondary/primary Music for nearly 10 years, writing Music and performing in bands in my spare time.
Five Words that sum up Musical Futures
Engaging, Inspiring, Progressive, Relevant, Rewarding!
What music are you listening to at the moment?
I saw Ben Folds a few weeks back so I’ve been rediscovering his back catalogue (really enjoying his Piano Concerto). Otherwise my Spotify playlist currently includes Kendrick Lamar, Lake Street Dive, Beck, Tori Amos, Mozart’s Requiem, Rufus Wainwright, the Hot 8 Brass Band and the Divine Comedy to name but a few!