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056: One Dance UK with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance

By Mark Taylor | January 8, 2018 |

One Dance UK is the national Sector Support Organisation for Dance and the lead Subject Association for Dance in Schools in England. We have a growing membership of teachers and schools, who all benefit from advice, resources and discounted conference/CPD opportunities. I chat with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance, One Dance…

055: Growing with Gratitude

By Mark Taylor | January 1, 2018 |

Growing with Gratitude – Learn how to change the culture of your school & classroom. BUILDING & PROTECTING STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE UK The Growing With Gratitude Program aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater…

054: Funding Music Education in your school with UCan Play

By Mark Taylor | December 28, 2017 |

  Jonathan Savage is Managing Director of UCan Play and we talk about Funding Music Education in your school. We discuss the benefits of working in partnerships and making the most of the opportunities around you both on a local level and through the internet. Jonathan has great experience from his role as Chair of…

053: Events made easy with TryBooking

By Mark Taylor | December 18, 2017 |

TryBooking is UK’s most innovative event ticketing, booking and registration platform. We provide an all in one system that helps you manage everything online.   SELL TICKETS Streamline your events by selling tickets online. REGISTRATIONS Create smart forms with custom questions and online payments. ONLINE BOOKINGS Grow your business with online bookings. FUNDRAISING Build a…

052: Live classical music in schools with Apollo Music Projects

By Mark Taylor | December 11, 2017 |

Apollo Music Projects brings live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Over 13 years, more than 8,600 children have experienced the magic of live performance from classroom to concert hall, culminating in the thrilling spectacle of a full orchestra in concert. I talk to David Chernaik about how this project was brought…

051: Why 18,000 schools are using ‘Out of the Ark Music’

By Mark Taylor | December 4, 2017 |

Out of the Ark Music was born out of a passionate belief that children deserve the very best. Good songs leave a lasting impression and contain huge potential to make a difference to our lives. The importance of music and the arts cannot be emphasised enough and, though often overlooked, they are a vital part…

050: How to produce a local music project for primary schools

By Mark Taylor | November 27, 2017 |

Today I talk about my experiences from producing a music project for local primary schools. My insights and thoughts about expectations, how schools work together and being a beacon for people to follow. How do you use your time and are there more effective ways to get great results? For more information please visit

049: Bonus Ep. – Better Leaders Better Schools with Daniel Bauer

By Mark Taylor | November 20, 2017 |

I interview fellow educator Daniel Bauer from the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. Daniel E. Bauer helps school leaders create winning cultures, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity.   Better Leaders Better Schools is designed to connect excellent leaders in education and promote leadership development.  My passion is developing leaders to their fullest…

048: Charanga – Best-selling online resource for primary music

By Mark Taylor | November 13, 2017 |

Charanga is the best-selling, modern resource for primary music — online, easy to use and great value. Includes A complete scheme to teach the national curriculum for music A vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps In-depth support for assessment, SEND and personalised teaching and learning I chat to founder Mark Burke about the…

047: First steps in teaching Primary Music with Carol Aveyard

By Mark Taylor | November 6, 2017 |

Teaching primary music is often a frightening thought for teachers. Carol Aveyard has over 25 years experience working as a music teacher for music services, primary schools and private practice in the UK and USA. We discuss simple free ideas every classroom teacher can implement easily. Fear often comes from the unknown, so we take music back to basics…

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