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
Season 7 ‘Wellbeing’ continues on the Education on Fire Podcast. Helen Pengelly – Happy Teachers & Conscious Schools Happy Teachers was founded by Helen Pengelly in 2015. Her mission is to enable all school leaders, teachers and pupils to shine their inner light out into the world. However too many teachers are overwhelmed, stressed and…Read More
Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing. My guest today is Shaun Dellenty who has worked in education for twenty years as a class teacher, school leader, improving schools consultant and school governor. In 2009, faced with significant homophobic bullying in his own London Primary School he…Read More
Learning On Fire
Tim Lewis joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Tim Lewis Tim Lewis is a former IT manager who, after the death of his wife, decided to try and…Read More
Lucia Giovannini joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Lucia Giovannini Lucia Giovannini is world renowned sensation, former international Italian supermodel – turned transformational speaker and author of…Read More
Courtney Harris joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Courtney Harris As a Life Coach for Teens and Parents, Courtney helps young people get out of worry, isolation, and anxiety and into…Read More
National Association for Primary Education
Rebecca Sheikh is a certified Aware Parenting Level 2 teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the…Read More
The National Association for Primary Education has a long history of supporting music and the arts. Mark Taylor host of this podcast is also a musician and music educator which makes this a very exciting episode. Stringbabies is a holistic approach to teaching bowed strings and general musicianship using a unique notation system developed by…Read More
Robert Morgan – Editor of Primary First and NAPE National Council. Robert has 12 years’ experience as a primary school teacher from schools in Torfaen, Southwark and Bexley. He was a mathematics, assessment and history coordinator, a teacher governor, well-being officer and an assistant headteacher. He was appointed to the University of Greenwich in 2007…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
You can be involved with season 3 by talking to the children in your class about the 10 questions listed below. If you teach children aged 5-13 anywhere in the world this is for you! Listen here to my pre-season 3 podcast episode, as I explain how to get involved and inspire your students.…Read More
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…Read More
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…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.