Music and vocal workshops

First Access Recorder World – Term 1

  • Level: Beginner KS1 & 2
  • Date: Monday 7th January 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Portesbery School, Camberley, GU16 6TA
  • Price: Free

During the session teachers learn the basics of teaching the recorder and work through our first term ‘Recorder World’ Scheme of Work. They are then able to take all lesson planning materials with them. For schools that have not taken part in the scheme before, Surrey Arts will also provide a set of recorders for your whole year group.

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Introduction to Surrey Arts Interactive Musical School

  • Level: Beginner KS1 & 2
  • Date: Thursday 10th January 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Meath Green Infants, Horley, RH6 8JG
  • Price: Free

Get your term off to the best musical start by joining us to find out about our award winning resources available to you at Surrey Arts Interactive.
You will learn about Musical School’s week-by-week Scheme of Work – ideal for specialist, non-specialist and new class teachers – providing teaching plans, progression and stunning whiteboard resources for every lesson. See how the Units of Work, Topics and Instrumental Courses can support themed learning across your school.

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Early Years and KS1 Music Teaching

  • Level: Beginner-Advanced KS1
  • Date: Thursday 17th January 4 – 6pm
  • Venue: Worplesdon Primary School, Guildford, GU3 3NL
  • Price: Free

Learn about progression in Pitch, Pulse and Rhythm through Early years and KS1 using Jolly Music scheme. Understand how to apply attachment skills to get the best from your children. Develop your skills and confidence, Improve creativity and self-esteem, Led By Carolyn Spencer

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Singing Games and Classroom Songs

  • Level: Beginner – Advanced KS1 & KS2
  • Date: Tuesday 22nd January 4.00 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Barnett Wood Infant School, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DF
  • Price: £15

Engaging children in singing as a natural part of their everyday life. Activities focus on vocal skills development, musicianship, sharing, and PSHE development leading to improvements in whole-school singing, confidence and concentration. Songs can be used in the classroom, in the choir or on the playground. Led by Nancy Gillio-Terry

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First Access Percussion World – Getting Started

  • Level: Beginner KS1 & 2
  • Date: Tuesday 29th January 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: The Raleigh School, KT24 6LX
  • Price: Free

The Surrey Arts’ First Access programme gives every child in Key Stage 1 the opportunity to learn an instrument during curriculum music time. During this course teachers will learn how to teach a range of percussion instruments using the fun and interactive resources available to schools with Surrey Arts Interactive (Charanga). The session will be very practical and you will quickly learn how to deliver fun instrumental lessons that will brighten up any class assembly or school concert. Instruments are provided for schools participating for the first time.

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Kodàly for the Klassroom

  • Level: Beginner – Advanced KS1 & 2
  • Date: Wednesday 30th January 4 – 6pm
  • Venue: St Joseph’s School, Dorking, RH4 3JA
  • Price: £15

Suitable warm ups for various age groups, how to choose suitable material for primary school children, circle games and songs for primary schools, strategies for helping the less gifted child get “on pitch”, the importance of canons, introduction to basic music literacy for all primary school children, an introduction to the underlying Kodàly principles. Led by Len Tyler

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Sing the Curriculum: Languages and Maths

  • Level: Beginner & Intermediate
  • Date: Tuesday 5th February 4.30 – 6.00pm
  • Venue: TBC
  • Price: £15

Songs from around the world which will improve singing and promote the teaching of literacy, citizenship, maths, cultural understanding and PHSE. The workshop will include songs that can be used for teaching MFL (French & Spanish) as well as call-and-response, action, games songs and part songs. A natural, fun and creative way to help children learn. Led by Amy Bebbington

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First Access Recorder – Terms 2 & 3

  • Level: Beginner & Intermediate
  • Date: Wednesday 6th February 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Cordwalles School, Camberley, GU15 4DR
  • Price: Free

During this session we will look at a range of more advanced material as well as looking at how to incorporate composing into the scheme. This will give you many ideas for your end of year showcase concert.

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KS2 Music Teaching

  • Level: Beginner & Advanced
  • Date: Thursday 7th February
  • Venue: Worplesdon School, Guildford, GU3 3NL
  • Price: Free

Learn about progression in Pitch, Pulse and Rhythm through KS2. Understand how to use games for hearing children’s compositions. Develop your skills and confidence, Improve creativity and self-esteem Led By Carolyn Spencer

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Boomwhackers & Bamboo Tamboo

  • Level: Beginner & Advanced KS1-3
  • Date: Thursday 14th February
  • Venue: Furzefield School, RH1 3PA
  • Price: £15

This engaging workshop combines two tubular percussion instruments that will allow your students to explore rhythms and cultures from around the world. Perform using boom whackers (hollow, plastic tubes that make a specific pitch when hit) to explore movement and melody. Explore the music of Trinidad & Tobago using bamboo sticks. These sessions are based on whole-class music making and group composition. Led by Ollie Tunmer, Beat Goes On

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Introduction to Surrey Arts Interactive Musical School

  • Level: Beginner KS1 & 2
  • Date: Tuesday 19th March 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, GU3 3BH
  • Price: Free

Get your term off to the best musical start by joining us to find out about our award winning resources available to you at Surrey Arts Interactive. You will learn about Musical School’s week-by-week Scheme of Work – ideal for specialist, non-specialist and new class teachers – providing teaching plans, progression and stunning whiteboard resources for every lesson. See how the Units of Work, Topics and Instrumental Courses can support themed learning across your school.

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Building your own Surrey Arts Interactive lessons

  • Level:
  • Date: Thursday 28th March 4 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, GU3 3BH
  • Price: Free

A detailed look at My Workspace & Music World. This session will focus on customising Surrey Arts Interactive so that teachers can use it to enhance all of their teaching. Bring your own laptop and we will learn to build lessons for specific classes as well as sharing these with our colleagues and pupils.

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