Holistic Learning in the Music Classroom

Flea is the Bass Guitarist for the 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Anna Gower is the guest speaker for week 4 of #MFLearn19 discussing the ‘haphazard’ an ‘chaotic’ nature of holistic learning in the music room as students all take different journeys to reach their goals. She asks, do we really need to spend time differentiating … Continue reading Holistic Learning in the Music Classroom

In at the deep end: sink or swim? #MFLearn19

I have so many thoughts on student choice, student voice and (insert dramatic music) ‘group work!‘ that I’ve gathered through 17 years of teaching in an array of different environments ranging from the ‘very, very challenging’ to the ‘pinch me is this really teaching?’ that it’s hard to know where to begin. But begin I … Continue reading In at the deep end: sink or swim? #MFLearn19

‘Hip Hop Hippie’: The opportunities and challenges hip hop presents in the Music Classroom. #MFLearn19

I am one of those teachers who has embraced hip hop in the classroom and was therefore super excited to engage with Ethan Hein’s presentation as part of #MFLearn19. I’m definitely not a native to the music. Whereas Hein at least grew up in Brooklyn alongside the birth of hip hop music, I stand before … Continue reading ‘Hip Hop Hippie’: The opportunities and challenges hip hop presents in the Music Classroom. #MFLearn19