Do you want your children to be happy, creative and inspired? To have an inner belief that they can achieve anything?

Here you will find 3 podcasts that will support you to help achieve this goal.

Sharing creative and inspiring learning on our schools

The most important learning and educational moments that shaped the lives of people living on their terms, with a sense of purpose, meaning and significance.

National Association for Primary Education

Bringing schools, teachers, family and organisations together to support a child centred vision of education.

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The National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) brings together everyone who has a concern for the learning of children from birth to 13 years.

Music has always been my passion. I am a professional musician and educator. Let me show you how to give the gift of music to the pupils of your school.


"I would teach children music, physics & philosophy; but most of importantly music, for the patterns in music & all the arts are the keys to learning"


Latest Podcast Episodes

Education On Fire

106: Wellbeing – Season 7 Launch Show

September 9, 2019

Welcome to the launch show of season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast. Today Mark shares some personal experiences of how wellbeing support procedures have helped his children in school during a crisis, but also how the drive for results has had a negative effect.   If you are new to the show here…

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105: Glimpse into Season 7

July 29, 2019

I hope you enjoyed the Primary Music Specials over the last few weeks. We are now taking a holiday siesta before our season 7 launch which will focus on wellbeing. As I mentioned in the show here are the links to the beginning of each season so far for you to look back or visit…

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104: Hands-on teaching aids from Rhythmically Yours

July 22, 2019

The Primary Music Specials continue this week with Kelly Parish from Rhythmically Yours. We discuss how Kodály supports her teaching and what she sells on her Etsy store. Kelly Parrish is an elementary music educator in the DFW area of Texas who graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor’s of Music and a Piano Pedagogy certificate.…

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Learning On Fire

Universify Education with Harry Hortyn. LF043

September 15, 2019

Harry Hortyn joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Harry Hortyn             Harry Hortyn, founder of the education charity Universify and co-founder of Oxford Summer Courses. We are a charity committed to educational…

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Become a SuperLearner with Jonathan Levi. LF042

September 6, 2019

Jonathan Levi joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Jonathan Levi             Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. He’s the author of the blockbuster Become…

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Learning on Fire Siesta. LF041

July 29, 2019

On todays show Mark gives an overview of how this Learning on Fire podcast fits in the eco system of the Education on Fire Podcast Network. There are 3 podcasts and a music membership site: Learning on Fire Podcast – The most important learning and educational moments that shaped the lives of people living on their…

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National Association for Primary Education

Welcome to the new year 2019/20 – NAPE 037

September 4, 2019

The National Association for Primary Education launches the NAPE podcast for the new academic year. We talk about some of the highlights from our first 36 episodes and give a few insights into what is coming next.   If you are new to NAPE here is some background.             The…

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School Hygiene Essentials Initiative – NAPE 036

July 31, 2019

On the podcast this week I talk to Peter Cansell – NAPE Information Officer about how they are working with Essity to try and improve hygiene standards in school toilets.   Last year Essity founded and launched the School Hygiene Essentials Initiative which is a collaboration of hygiene, health and education experts who are working together to…

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Festival of Voices 2019 – NAPE 035

July 24, 2019

As a non-political charity the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) does some incredible work to support children live their best lives from birth to 13. Nothing epitomises this more than their Festival of Voices concert series that has been in existence for 36 years. This event at Dorchester Abbey brings around 240 school children…

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Music lesson plan ideas for 2019/20

31 Aug 2019

Carol and Mark share some ideas of how they plan their music lessons over the year. This includes how they include teaching musical elements and how it fits within seasons and school events.

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FREE Beginner Ukulele Lesson

31 Aug 2019

In this video we recap the songs we covered in our 4 day ukulele challenge and add a new one. We also talk about our Christmas Ukulele plans!

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Day 4 ukulele challenge

31 May 2019
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National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.