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Music in Education

Every Child Matters

The power of music to change lives

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From one-off projects to weekly sessions, I have been working with Schools, Music Education Hubs and Nurseries across the North East to enrich their music offer.

  • Small group, whole class and whole school singing

  • Whole class ukulele

  • Curriculum topic-based music workshops

  • Musical skills and composition

  • Creative musical intervention workshops with small groups

  • Staff CPD

  • Improved emotional resilience, confidence, social skills, agency, independent learning, musical community

Nurture Group

Together for Children/Sunderland Music HUB

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I deliver music nurture group with Together for Children/Sunderland Music HUB. Nurture Group is a weekly 30-minute creative instrumental music session for three-five young people in a primary school. Participants are identified by the school SENCO as being vulnerable and at risk of poor outcomes due to mental health, behaviour or general confidence difficulties. The aim is to provide a calm and nurturing environment where children can build their resilience and agency and develop a sense of belonging.

The musical nurture group model was pioneered by Hertfordshire Music Education Hub as an action research programme to reduce school exclusions. The aim is to help other HUB lead organisations to grow their understanding and skills in inclusive music work, and support music tutors to develop new skills for working with children facing barriers to music and learning.

Hadrian Wall 1900 Festival

Creative performance workshops with 14 Schools across West Hexham


Throughout 2022, a programme of events and activities which celebrates the 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall will be presented by local societies, interest groups, community and arts organisations, creatives, local authorities, visitor attractions, venues and individuals.


Working with 14 schools across West Hexham, I worked alongside Sarah Marsden, Performing Arts Teacher at Haydon Bridge High School, where we created a performance piece of dance and drumming, depicting the journey and lives of the Roman Army, performing this with over 200 children at Walltown Crags Country Park.

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