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Find Your Voice: Take, Use, Innovate, Share (EEV)

9.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 7 March 2014

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Find Your Voice provides a series of teaching and learning strategies for exploring with students what their voices can do, and applying this to a series of exciting performing, improvising and composing activities. Integrated into this is the use of mobile phones and tablets as tools for enhancing, extending and creating music. It has shown students that singing in school is something that everyone can become involved in, and teachers that mobile devices can be powerful instruments in their own right, rather than simply social media nuisances.

Practical workshops will introduce Exploring Vocals, Recreating Vocals and Exploring Technology.

This course is aimed at classroom music teachers, student teachers, instrumental teachers, community musicians, Music Hub and other education professionals. You do not need to already be running Musical Futures, but Musical Futures core pedagogy will not be covered during this training day.

Please note, for the Exploring Technology session delegates will need a mobile device (smartphone, ipad, kindle etc). It is not critical, but it will enhance your experience!

9.30 – Arrival & registration

10.00 – Introduction to Find Your Voice: take.use.innovate.share

10.30 – Practical session 1: Exploring Vocals

12.00 – Lunch

12.30 – Practical Session 2: Exploring mobile technology

13.30 – Practical Session 3: Recreating Vocals

14.45 – Using the strategies, finding and developing resources, sharing and networking

15.30 – Finish

This course is being delivered in partnership with Sharon Durant and Rob Kitchen from The Sage Gateshead and the Musical Futures team.

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