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

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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.

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National Association for Primary Education

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

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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

084: Inside the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site

February 18, 2019

On this weeks show Mark Taylor and Carol Aveyard talk about what is inside the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site. Taking the fear out of teaching music, by giving you the step by step skills and ongoing support you need, to produce lifelong musical memories for you, your school and your pupils. Are you…

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083: Why?

February 11, 2019

On todays show Mark reveals why he decided to keep everything under one roof. 3 podcasts and a primary music membership site = Education ON FIRE Full details at

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082: Primary Music Membership Release Date & Price

February 4, 2019

On todays show Mark reveals when the doors will open on the Primary Music on Fire Membership and the small investment that could change the lives of children through music. Full details at

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Learning On Fire

Virtual College Tours by CampusReel with Nick Freud. LF022

February 15, 2019

Nick Freud joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Nick Freud Nick is the Co-founder of CampusReel, a video and VR platform that leverages student-generated video content to give college applicants a better understanding of their college options…

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Prepped and Polished with Alexis Avila. LF021

February 8, 2019

Alexis Avila joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Alexis Avila Frequently quoted by U.S. News & World Report, Alexis founded Prepped and Polished to help elementary, secondary, college-level, and adult students improve their grades and test scores.…

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Running a successful company aged 24 with Zach Hesterberg. LF020

February 1, 2019

Zach Hesterberg joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Zach Hesterberg Zach is a Facebook Advertising expert and public speaker. He currently runs a company called SoZesty which is a premium lead generation and ecommerce ads agency for…

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National Association for Primary Education

Meet the council with Mike Aylen – NAPE 015

February 13, 2019

In this episode I talk to Mike Aylen about his experience with NAPE and the influence the organisation has had in regards to changing education policy in the UK. Below are some pictures of the events Mike talked about including the Dunblane Flame, Festival of Voices and our Primary First Journal.   National Association for Primary…

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How to get involved with the show – NAPE 014

February 6, 2019

If you have experienced something wonderful this week in relation to a child’s learning then please let me know. I am looking to share a weekly ray of sunshine for us all to enjoy that reminds us of why we are here supporting a child centred vision of learning. You might work in school, be…

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Executive Committee Member & Podcast Producer Mark Taylor – NAPE 013

January 30, 2019

You will have heard Mark many times on the podcast as he has discussed NAPE and interviewed guests, but today he talks about his life. A professional musician A music educator A creator/producer/host of the Education on Fire Podcast Network The latest development in his life is to combine all of this experience and passion…

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I love this podcast- Mark does a brilliant job of gently challenging the education status quo, and in so doing he reveals some of the most innovative, creative and inspiring approaches to education."

Lisa Avery

Most Recent Blog Posts

Top 5 tips for whole class primary music

14 Apr 2017

Today I want to share my top 5 tips for teaching whole class primary music lessons. In my experience you have to look at the progress and achievement of your lessons over a period of time. It is hard to gauge week on week. This can be for many reasons – the children may have just…

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Facebook, Twitter and Social media with your school

02 Apr 2017

Is it ever OK for parents to use social media to express their frustrations with a school? I have to hold my hand up and admit to doing this, but it was a last resort. Nobody was listening. Communication works both ways and when a school says that you can pop in for a chat…

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07 Feb 2017

We must never forget the impact primary teachers have upon the children they teach. The power and importance of the primary years is demonstrated in a letter received by former chair of NAPE, Jeremy Rowe.   Dear Jeremy Rowe Are you the Mr Rowe who was a primary school teacher at William Torbitt School in…

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Education on Fire sponsor

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.