Day 5: Friday 21 May

Today’s focus: Looking Ahead

On the last day we will reflect on what we have learnt and explored during the week.

10.00 – 11.30am

Teaching Music Online – Making It Work For You
A final practical session for music teachers.

Experienced musician and music teacher Patrick Nichols will lead an interactive workshop reflecting on what we have learnt in the past year and how to put our new skills to practical use to continue to develop our online teaching skills.

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12.00 – 1.00pm

Explore Creative Sound Making with Soundtrap

In this demonstration, Alan Cameron (Education Specialist with Soundtrap), will show how students of all ages and abilities can easily make music, soundscapes and podcasts. Soundtrap is an easy-to-use, cloud-based, collaborative, audio recording studio which can be used safely online by young people in and out of school settings. Alan will show a variety of music and podcast examples of how Soundtrap can be used for creative and collaborative projects. We will look and listen to some of the 4,000+ high quality beats and presets and explore how these can be used effectively in learning from KS2 to KS4 and beyond. We will see Soundtrap’s capability in seamlessly working across wifi connected devices and look at how assignments and projects can be set and managed. Alan will give attendees a tour of the studio and will share some tips and tricks for working in Soundtrap easily and effectively.

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1.30 – 3.00pm

What’s Next for Online Music Education?
In our closing session we will come together to reflect on what we’ve explored during the learning festival and look to the future of online music education. What should our ambitions be for making sure online music education is contributing to an innovative and inclusive music offer? What skills do we as a sector need?

This session will be chaired by the editor of Music Teacher Magazine, Harriet Clifford. Our expert panel will include Dr Jonathan Savage, NYMAZ Director Sarah McWatt, Alan Cameron plus Alex Wibrew from

Hear from our specialist speakers, ask questions and have your say. Do join us for a lively and interactive discussion session to round off the week!

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