Matt Pasternakiewicz

Torquay Academy, Devon

Matt Pasternakiewicz

Torquay Academy, Devon

What do you do?

I am the Head of Music Technology at Torquay Academy, South Devon

What is your background?

Torquay Academy has been a proud Musical Futures Champion school for the last 7 years, our department lives and breathes MF philosophy. It’s evident in every pupil, every lesson and underpins every discussion we have as a department about the direction and progression of Music Education in our school

What are you most looking forward to working with Musical Futures on this programme

Musical Futures is all and everything I have known. Having graduated with a degree in Popular Music and studied under Viv John (who was a co-ordinator for Musical Futures in Wales), the Musical Futures way of teaching is the only way I can imagine teaching Music and I am looking forward to networking with other teachers and sharing expertise and expereinces.

Five Words that sum up Musical Futures

Progressive, innovative, engaging, liberating, essential

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Artists: Jlin, Daniel Avery, William Basinski

Labels: Trip, Naive, NON Worldwide, Perc Trax, Kranky, Nyege Nyege Tapes

Radio: 6 Music, NTS, Rinse