Stephen Jackman

Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok

Stephen Jackman

Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok

How long have you been working with Musical Futures?
I was introduced to Musical Futures whilst training to be a teacher, although I didn’t really get properly involved until  #MFPilot2013 where we started experimenting with mobile technology. Since then I have been passionate about the use of iPads in the classroom. Now I’m teaching abroad, I’m part of the international team and currently host a weekly Facebook chat for teachers in South East Asia.

What do you do?
I’m Head of Academic Music at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok. I currently teach children from  Y3 to Y13 and have integrated the Music Futures approach From KS2-KS5.

What is your background?
I’m a trumpet player and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating I became a teacher through the Teach First programme and taught music in inner London schools for eight years before moving to teach in South-East Asia.

Five words that sum up Musical Futures:

Real, Inspirational, Inclusive, Creative, Empowering

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Richard Hawley, Slow Club, Duke Ellington, Brad Mehldau