Creative Music Making Workshop led by Sian Davies-Barnes

Most valuable aspect were the many practical ideas to use in the classroom. The course has raised my confidence in using musical activities in the classroom. (Year 2 Teacher and Foundation Phase Leader)

Practical, simple ideas that all teachers are able to do. It has given really good ideas to implement in school. The course could have been improved by running it for an extra day so that we could learn more about Orff activities and broaden the range. Could you run a junior course too please? (Reception Teacher and Music Co-ordinator)

Which part of the course was most valuable? All of it. Great ideas which will definitely be used in my Foundation Phase classroom next week. (Music Co-ordinator)

Lots of examples I would use in school which were very appropriate for my Foundation Phase pupils. I plan to use all of the ideas and examples with pupils back in school. The course also made me think about how to push younger children further with instrumental work as well as singing. (Infant Teacher)

Everything was valuable. Very informative. Great to be “doing” rather than just making notes. Nice to have an enthusiastic teacher who made it fun. I will use lots of the songs and the website. (Learning Support Assistant in Nursery)

Most valuable were the hands on activities, of which there were several, from which I can translate ideas into my learning sessions. I am now inspired to bring more percussion centred activities into my learning sessions, in particular improvisation / composition into KS1 lessons. (Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 Music Teacher)

Always brilliant to be reminded of Orff approaches. I now have more confidence and new ideas to implement. Thank you. (Year 1 Teacher)

I thought the course was fantastic. Great to have experience with the instruments. (BA (Hons) Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies Student)

All of the ideas provided were very engaging and relevant. Please run a course for KS2. (PGCE Primary Student Teacher)

All of the course was excellent, thank you. Could have been longer to learn more and have even more fun! It has improved my subject knowledge and also shown my how to use music across the curriculum. (PGCE Primary Student Teacher)

Excellent ideas to take with me to the classroom. Lots of fun. I feel that I could adopt the philosophy that “there is something of an artist in everyone”. (PGCE Primary Student Teacher)