Teach Through Music is a year-long, fully subsidised professional development programme for KS3 music teachers in London schools (state and independent), supported by the London Schools Excellence Fund. Led by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with a partnership of world-class music education organisations, Teach Through Music sets out to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for KS3 music teaching in London. It draws upon the expertise of teachers, the Higher Education community and cultural organisations.
Mr Wilson and Miss Haynes were invited to speak at an event held at the Barbican last week entitled ‘Making the case for Music in schools’ to share good practice and help teachers and people working in music education to advocate for music. The day included short presentations by Sir Nicholas Kenyon (managing director of the Barbican), Chris Philpott (Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich), Mark Philips (Ofsted HMI and former national advisor for music) and Susan Hallam (researcher and author) who spoke about why music is so important in many different ways.