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Green room: JOIN THE DEBATE

Teacher-in-role… some love it, some hate it  –  it’s the marmite of teaching strategies. In our newest issue of Teaching Drama (available Monday 17 October – visit our website to get yourself a copy), the experts have had their say. Sarah Nunn and Josie Clark made their case in support of acting in the classroom, while Ali Warren and Peter … Continue reading Green room: JOIN THE DEBATE

Fill you in Friday

It’s our second edition of Fill you in Friday… keeping you up to date with all the latest events and workshops coming up. Don’t miss out on the latest goings on in drama activities for teachers and students, Teaching Drama has all the information you need. BETT BETT show 2012 BETT offers over 100 workshops, seminars and discussions … Continue reading Fill you in Friday

Tell Teaching Drama what you think

Coming to the end of the academic year, we’re all looking for a fresh start for the new term ahead – Teaching Drama included. We would like to hear from you, our readers, and find out what you’d like to see more of in each issue. Teaching Drama is written by teachers, for teachers, so … Continue reading Tell Teaching Drama what you think

Wicked Young Writers’ Award

The Wicked Young Writers’ Award is back for the third year running. The award encourages writing talent throughout the UK. Young people aged five to 25 can enter. War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo is a strong advocate, speaking of the Wicked Young Writers’ Award as something, ‘very close to my heart’. Morpurgpo said: ‘Last year … Continue reading Wicked Young Writers’ Award

Christmas script: The Xmas Factor

The Xmas Factor, by Alison Chaplin, is a retelling of the nativity story, perfect for younger secondary students this Christmas: ‘The search is on to find a special star to lead the Wise Men to Bethlehem, but auditions aren’t going well. Will the right star be found in time? The quirky characters combined with a strong … Continue reading Christmas script: The Xmas Factor

Opera and ballet performances added to Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus, the online arts education resource featuring full-length films of captured live productions as well as behind the scenes interviews and study guides, has released a new series of opera and ballet performances. Six-full length Royal Opera House productions are now available to view: Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, Eugene Onegin, La … Continue reading Opera and ballet performances added to Digital Theatre Plus

Professional development day in Bristol – 1 March

The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama are running a professional development day on ‘Drama in the Classroom’ in Bristol on 1 March, led by Philip Kingsley Jones from UWE. Full details of the day can be found below. For more information on the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, read TD‘s article in … Continue reading Professional development day in Bristol – 1 March

Unicorn Theatre reports fall in visits from school groups

The Unicorn Theatre, one of the UK’s leading theatres dedicated to producing work for young people, has reported a six per cent drop in school group visits during the period from August 2014 to June 2015 compared to the previous year. The theatre has also experienced an increase in cancellations from school groups. Unicorn’s learning associate … Continue reading Unicorn Theatre reports fall in visits from school groups

Free tickets to all London and Birmingham secondary schools for 2016’s Playing Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced that 2016’s Playing Shakespeare schools’ production will be Twelfth Night, running from 25 February–18 March 2016. Secondary state schools in London and Birmingham are eligible for an unlimited number of free tickets for weekday performances at 2pm during the period 25 February–10 March, and for the 7pm performance on 1 March. … Continue reading Free tickets to all London and Birmingham secondary schools for 2016’s Playing Shakespeare

Unicorn Theatre reports fall in visits from school groups

The Unicorn Theatre, one of the UK’s leading theatres dedicated to producing work for young people, has reported a six per cent drop in school group visits during the period from August 2014 to June 2015, compared to the previous year. The theatre has also experienced an increase in cancellations from school groups. Unicorn’s learning associate … Continue reading Unicorn Theatre reports fall in visits from school groups

Globe Education brings Shakespeare CPD courses to Clifton

For those beyond the M25, accessing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses from Shakespeare’s Globe has never been easier, thanks to the creation of five new approaches in Clifton. Delivered by Globe Education practitioners, including actors, directors and creatives, the new CPD courses are intended for teachers looking to unlock inventive, practical ways to apply the … Continue reading Globe Education brings Shakespeare CPD courses to Clifton

Chris Blois-Brooke: Multiculturalism and Drama Education

The need for student’s greater multicultural awareness in our increasingly diverse but often intolerant society is self-evident, but how may we foster it through drama? Drama provides us with a lens upon human behaviour whereby students can watch and study other value systems, thoughts and beliefs. Acting and role-play cultivates students’ empathy and understanding of … Continue reading Chris Blois-Brooke: Multiculturalism and Drama Education

Psappha Kids: Music Explained

The contemporary music ensemble Psappha has launched a free resource to support classroom music teaching for children aged between seven and 11. Psappha Kids: Music Explained was created in collaboration with the educationalist, musician and composer Alison Carver  and is presented by guitarist and Radio 3 presenter Tom McKinney. The film-based resource is suitable for both … Continue reading Psappha Kids: Music Explained

Why can schools ignore the music curriculum?

In April 1872 a new British government policy came into force whereby grants to day schools would be reduced by one shilling per scholar unless inspectors were satisfied that vocal music was part of the ordinary course of instruction. The criteria wasn’t onerous – it could simply consist of teaching a few songs by ear … Continue reading Why can schools ignore the music curriculum?

Impressions: Music Education Expo 2016

This year’s Music Education Expo was bigger and better than ever, with close to 2,500 visitors packing out an exciting new venue. MT asked two teachers for their impressions of the event The school teacher: Hanh Doan, Beaumont School, St Albans Having been in the consultation group for the first Music Education Expo in 2013, … Continue reading Impressions: Music Education Expo 2016

Five years

In the third and final article, MT asks a selection of teachers, organisations and music education leaders what they think the future has in store What does the future hold for music teachers? With a UK government pursuing an austerity agenda, local authorities increasingly squeezed and music in danger of becoming a second-class subject in … Continue reading Five years

Andy Gleadhill releases Percussion Buddies book

Music educationalist Andy Gleadhill has launched Percussion Buddies, a book which suggests how schools can deliver effective whole class instrumental teaching (even if resources are limited). Regardless of the instrument or musical style that is being taught, the book suggests how teachers can engage the whole class throughout the lesson, teaching them ensemble playing skills, basic notation and other elements … Continue reading Andy Gleadhill releases Percussion Buddies book

About Us

Rhinegold Publishing is one of the leading UK publishers for music and the performing arts. We produce specialist magazines and a number of directories, guides and supplements covering a wide variety of topics. We strive to offer news, reviews, topical columns and opinion pieces on music and the performing arts that are welcomed by our … Continue reading About Us

About Us

Music Teacher is an essential resource for all music education practitioners, whether classroom or instrumental. Each monthly issues contains: Practical ideas for you to use in your teaching Life-saving guidance on music technology Reviews, news, comment and debate The latest jobs and professional development opportunities across the UK Features on new projects and initiatives Q&A’s … Continue reading About Us

BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire scheme for young composers is offering a number of new features, and will now hold events throughout the year. Now in its 18th year, the programme brings together talented composers to aged 12-18 to develop their skills, explore ideas and share their work with peers. Members of the scheme will receive … Continue reading BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire scheme for young composers is offering a number of new features, and will now hold events throughout the year. Now in its 18th year, the programme brings together talented composers to aged 12-18 to develop their skills, explore ideas and share their work with peers. Members of the scheme will receive … Continue reading BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire scheme for young composers is offering a number of new features, and will now hold events throughout the year. Now in its 18th year, the programme brings together talented composers to aged 12-18 to develop their skills, explore ideas and share their work with peers. Members of the scheme will receive … Continue reading BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

Current issue

April 2016 Enhance and develop your skillset with this CPD special issue! We present Music Teacher’s guide to this year’s vast range of events, courses and online resources to help jump-start your career or get your head around new exam specifications; former music teachers share their new careers after leaving the profession; postgraduate training options … Continue reading Current issue

History

Rhinegold Publishing has been providing engaging and informative content to the music and performing arts sectors since 1977. From magazines and guides to online teaching materials and websites, Rhinegold Publishing products offer interesting news and features, practical teaching tips and thought-provoking opinion pieces.        History 1977 Founded by Keith Diggle and Tony Gamble with the aim … Continue reading History

Music Teacher online teaching materials

Welcome to the Music Teacher online teaching materials. Every month Music Teacher publishes materials for KS3,4 and 5, offering complete units of work, GCSE and A level set-work info and activities, and practical ideas across all levels. All materials are written by experienced teachers and examiners and provide indispensable content for your classroom teaching. What … Continue reading Music Teacher online teaching materials

Restoring Gaza’s only grand piano revival brings respite from the daily grind of survival

The mere mention of Gaza in a news bulletin almost guarantees feelings of despair among caring listeners, of pity for its beleaguered inhabitants – and melancholy speculation that if there were any easy solutions to this Middle East problem, even the politicians would have thought of them by now. All the more welcome, therefore, was … Continue reading Restoring Gaza’s only grand piano revival brings respite from the daily grind of survival

Restoring Gaza’s only grand piano revival brings respite from the daily grind of survival

The mere mention of Gaza in a news bulletin almost guarantees feelings of despair among caring listeners, of pity for its beleaguered inhabitants – and melancholy speculation that if there were any easy solutions to this Middle East problem, even the politicians would have thought of them by now. All the more welcome, therefore, was … Continue reading Restoring Gaza’s only grand piano revival brings respite from the daily grind of survival

Classical:NEXT 2015: day one

Addressing music education in the Netherlands The disparity in music education provision in the Netherlands primary schools would be familiar to educationists in many parts of the world. Simon Reinink, managing director of the Royal Concertgebuow, explained at the opening Classical:NEXT conference that there are 30,000 schoolchildren participating in the orchestra’s education projects, but among … Continue reading Classical:NEXT 2015: day one

Lincoln Abbotts: 'There is much to celebrate in music education'

On 15 September, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, ABRSM, published Making Music, the most comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments ever undertaken in the UK. Between 1993 and 1999 ABRSM carried out three programmes of research into the teaching, learning and playing of musical instruments in … Continue reading Lincoln Abbotts: 'There is much to celebrate in music education'

Lincoln Abbotts: 'There is much to celebrate in music education'

On 15 September, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, ABRSM, published Making Music, the most comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments ever undertaken in the UK. Between 1993 and 1999 ABRSM carried out three programmes of research into the teaching, learning and playing of musical instruments in … Continue reading Lincoln Abbotts: 'There is much to celebrate in music education'

Choral Focus: World voice project

The British Council’s new singing project aims to bring school choirs together &#8210 from the Scottish Highlands to Buenos Aires and Dakha, writes Simon Tait The target for World Voice is deceptively simple: to get 14 million children across the world singing literally from the same songbook by the year 2018. It is an aim … Continue reading Choral Focus: World voice project

Choral Focus: World voice project

The British Council’s new singing project aims to bring school choirs together &#8210 from the Scottish Highlands to Buenos Aires and Dakha, writes Simon Tait The target for World Voice is deceptively simple: to get 14 million children across the world singing literally from the same songbook by the year 2018. It is an aim … Continue reading Choral Focus: World voice project

Escape to School | Summer Schools update

The wealth of summer schools and short courses in the UK is worthy of celebration. Emma Findlow here picks out four for special praise Rehearsal Orchestra Edinburgh summer course  Those wanting to explore adventurous repertoire without the pressure of public performance should try the Rehearsal Orchestra’s annual residential course. Participants spend a week during the Edinburgh Festival season … Continue reading Escape to School | Summer Schools update

Escape to School | Summer Schools update

The wealth of summer schools and short courses in the UK is worthy of celebration. Emma Findlow here picks out four for special praise Rehearsal Orchestra Edinburgh summer course  Those wanting to explore adventurous repertoire without the pressure of public performance should try the Rehearsal Orchestra’s annual residential course. Participants spend a week during the Edinburgh Festival season … Continue reading Escape to School | Summer Schools update