103 episodes

Teaching Notes, the Music Teachers' Association's podcast, covers all aspects of Music Education, both in the UK and beyond. Interviews with Music Teachers sit alongside chats with industry professionals and education experts. Plenty of CPD, discussion, and reports from conferences and Expos. A must-listen for every Music Teacher! Presented and produced by Patrick Johns.

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Teaching Notes, the Music Teachers' Association's podcast, covers all aspects of Music Education, both in the UK and beyond. Interviews with Music Teachers sit alongside chats with industry professionals and education experts. Plenty of CPD, discussion, and reports from conferences and Expos. A must-listen for every Music Teacher! Presented and produced by Patrick Johns.

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.103 - Jane Mitchell (Aurora Orchestra), Hattie Fisk (Music & Drama Ed Awards), Dr Bushra El-Turk & Dr Joel Bell (The Alternative Conservatoire)

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.103 - Jane Mitchell (Aurora Orchestra), Hattie Fisk (Music & Drama Ed Awards), Dr Bushra El-Turk & Dr Joel Bell (The Alternative Conservatoire)

    In Episode 103, Patrick chats to Jane Mitchell about the Aurora Orchestra’s latest resource, Discover Beethoven, which uses the Sixth Symphony as a way into orchestral music for young musicians.Hattie Fisk, co-chair of the Music and Drama Education Awards judging panel, gives an overview of the 2025 Awards, and encourages everyone to get voting.And Dr Bushra El-Turk and Dr Joel Bell introduce The Alternative Conservatoire, a new course for young musicians, post-18.Presented and produced by Pa...

    • 36 min
    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.102 - Prof. Martin Fautley

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.102 - Prof. Martin Fautley

    In Episode 102, Patrick chats to Professor Martin Fautley about music education over the last 40+ years.What was it like in the late 1970s?What have been the most significant changes?Which trends might make a comeback?What are the challenges linking Key Stages?And what are the biggest challenges in music education in 2024?Martin concludes with a series of powerful messages to all those involved in music education: head teachers, heads of department, teachers, parents, students, and more.Prese...

    • 46 min
    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.101 - Liz Dunbar, Nate Holder, Sam Leak

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.101 - Liz Dunbar, Nate Holder, Sam Leak

    In Episode 101, Patrick finds out all about Liz Dunbar’s incredible new online subscription resource, Music Department Resources, packed with complete schemes of work, cover lessons, and much, much more (01:13).Nate Holder introduces the 2024 Why Music Festival, to be held on 25th and 27th June 2024 (19:43).And jazz pianist, teacher and university lecturer Sam Leak discusses perfect pitch, absolute pitch and melody triggers: whether these can be taught or are just natural gifts, and different...

    • 49 min
    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.100 - MTA Conference 2024: Errollyn Wallen, Simon Toyne, and more

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.100 - MTA Conference 2024: Errollyn Wallen, Simon Toyne, and more

    MTA 2024 CONFERENCE SPECIALIn Episode 100, Patrick reports from the 2024 MTA Conference, held in Queen Anne’s School, Caversham.Composer Errollyn Wallen OBE discusses her approach to composition, in a Fireside chat with Patrick, recorded live at the conference (33:53), and former MTA President Simon Toyne reflects on what has changed in Music Education since his first interview in Episode 1, in 2020 (11:38). Plus, from the Trade Fair, Patrick meets Music Leaders UK (01:06), The London Co...

    • 48 min
    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.99 - Mark Llewelyn Evans (ABC of Opera), Pauline Black, Nate Holder

    Teaching Notes - MTA Podcast - Ep.99 - Mark Llewelyn Evans (ABC of Opera), Pauline Black, Nate Holder

    In Episode 99, Patrick chats to Mark Llewelyn Evans, from the ABC of Opera, about their work bringing Opera into Primary education, with books and workshops (0:56);Pauline Black gives a preview of her and Simon Purcell’s MTA Conference session, The Jazz Mindset, looking bringing Groove into the classroom (14:21); And Nate Holder discusses his new book, If I Were a Racist, expanding on his 2020 poem of the same name, and challenging what music we teach, why we teach it, and how we teach it (21...

    • 42 min
    Teaching Notes - MTA podcast - Ep.98 - Caroline Nokes MP, Oli Rose (Lang Lang Foundation), Dr James Olsen

    Teaching Notes - MTA podcast - Ep.98 - Caroline Nokes MP, Oli Rose (Lang Lang Foundation), Dr James Olsen

    In Episode 98, Patrick chats to the Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Caroline Nokes MP, about their recent report, Misogyny in Music, looking at ways that misogyny can appear amongst school-age musicians, and its wider implications.Oli Rose, Director of Global Development for the Lang Lang Foundation, introduces their Keys of Inspiration scheme, providing whole suites of free pianos and resources to disadvantaged schools.And composer Dr James Olsen, from the Society for Music Anal...

    • 37 min

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