Practicing what you preach

Posted on November 12, 2016

In September I was invited to deliver an afternoon of CPD for the staff of Wakefield Music Education Hub. My brief was to follow on from a session that I had led with the Wakefield team and their colleagues from Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford Hubs a year or so ago. It was great to go back and recap and develop some of the ideas and starters for improvisation and composition with whole class groups I had introduced on my previous visit. ...

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When are we going back to the Royal Albert Hall?

Posted on February 6, 2014

On Friday 7 February, Sam is giving a seminar at the Music Education Expo at the Barbican in London. In his session, 'When are we going back to the Royal Albert Hall’, Sam will share the working model he built and refined over seven years at Woldgate College, Pocklington and explore the benefits of using community music and community musicians to support music provision, composition, transition and enrichment. Full details can be found ...

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Presenting the Music for Youth Primary Prom concerts

Posted on February 3, 2014

On Monday 3 February, Sam presented the Music for Youth Primary Prom concerts in Symphony Hall Birmingham. Across two shows, Sam guided the combined audience of more than 4,000 primary school children through the performances of young musicians from around the midlands.  There was even a performance of the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.11 in F on his birthday - a piece he wrote when he was just 13 years old! ...

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Sam compères at Charity Dreamgirls concert

Posted on November 29, 2013

Sam presented at the Charity Dreamgirls 7 year anniversary concert on Friday November 29th at Huddersfield Town Hall. More details to follow.

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