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
Continuing our Primary Music on Fire specials I catch up with Ollie Tunmer about how the Beat Goes On is developing. This includes body percussion with literacy, samba drumming and collaborations with organisations such as Charanga. You can get in touch with Ollie at www.beatgoeson.co.uk and follow on twitter…Read More
We continue our Primary Music on Fire specials this week by talking about how being authentic with your class can be inspiring for your pupils. This is especially true when you love rock music, have a YouTube Channel and created History Rocks. Glenn Carter is a primary school history co-ordinator…Read More
Mark Taylor and Carol Aveyard from Primary Music on Fire Membership Site attended the Music & Drama Education Expo in London 2019. In this episode we discuss what we learnt and why we had such a great time. We attended 3 workshops, recorded interviews with some exhibitors and caught up with friends – old and new –…Read More
Learning On Fire
James Newcomb joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – James Newcomb James Newcomb is a professional musician, specializing on the cornet after a 32 year career on the trumpet which…Read More
Alissa Daire Nelson joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Alissa Daire Nelson Alissa Daire Nelson is regularly featured on television news segments, inside major blogs and publications, and on podcasts from…Read More
Mark takes a breath and gives a personal account of this milestone for Education on Fire. He talks about how his life is changing and future plans to help more children live life on their terms. This quote is the inspiration for what is to come. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted…Read More
National Association for Primary Education
Mark Taylor talks to NAPE Information Officer Peter Cansell about their support for More Than A Score, a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime. Children are More Than A Score Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But…Read More
Mark Taylor joins Dr. Tony Eaude and Professor Simon Catling in a conversation about their new project – Humanities 20:20 Join us in our campaign to restore the humanities – History, Geography, RE and Citizenship to their rightful place in the primary curriculum. We believe the humanities play a key part in a broad and…Read More
National Association for Primary Education has been working with Kellogg’s to help adjudicate their Breakfast Club Awards which are presented to the winners at the Houses of Parliament. This award is in addition to the Kellogg’s ‘Support for Breakfast Clubs’ grant that schools can apply for to help fund their own breakfast club. Each school…Read More
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"Inspiring, Uplifting and Practical
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."
Most Recent Blog Posts
A great host in Leeds Trinity University , the perfect partner in National Association for Primary Education and an inspiring maths seminar by Professor Ruth Merttens from Hamilton Trust was a wonderful combination for the students of LTU and local primary teachers in Leeds last week. I was there supporting NAPE who helped enabled the event to take…Read More
How Growing With Gratitude is supporting schools across the world nurture happy, successful and authentic children. 1. An Attitude of Gratitude Students are guided to regularly think about, discuss and record the things they are grateful for in their daily lives and environment. 2. Random Acts of Kindness Students are guided to plan for and regularly complete small acts…Read More
1. Be interested in your pupils and know their story. 2. It’s not just what you say but how you say it! 3. Be aware of what environment are you creating. 4. Build communities both within and outside of your school. 5. Look after yourself. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1. Even in a large class a teacher can…Read More
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.