Music Network’s ‘Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2021: Teaching Children’ | 12 – 14 July

Music Network has announced details of their latest ‘Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2021’ series with ‘Teaching Children’. Join Tola Custy, Dr Denise White and Barnardos Ireland for eight interactive Zoom workshops for professional musicians working in all genres from 12 – 15 July 2021.

This online professional development series is designed to enable musicians to pass on their performance skills to the next generation. Delivered by three leading experts in the fields of music education, teaching children with special educational needs, and child safeguarding, the interactive Zoom workshops will provide professional performing musicians with the tools to inspire children through music. This series of 8 workshops is part of Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2021, and is just one of a number of ways in which Music Network will support musicians throughout the year.
Ticket price: €65 for eight workshops

Please note: this is a professional development course for professional musicians working in all genres. Ticket holders must be available to attend all 8 workshops. Places are limited to 16.

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Developing a Flexible Teaching Style with Tola Custy
Monday, 12 July 2021
Workshop 1: 10am – 12pm
Workshop 2: 1pm – 3pm

These workshops will provide tips and techniques for delivering one-to-one music lessons for children, both online and in person. Tola will explain how to change your teaching approach and lesson structure to suit different types of learners and personalities. Participants will learn to use games and change their voices and body language in order to inspire and motivate their young students. The sessions will include group work, and there will be opportunities for Q&A and discussion throughout.

Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs with Dr Denise White
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Workshop 3: 10am – 12pm
Workshop 4: 1pm – 3pm

Beginning with a general overview of teaching children and young people with special educational needs, topics will include mental health, disabilities, and the impact music can have on the lives of children with special educational needs. These 2 workshops are the first of four intensive sessions focusing on teaching children with special educational needs.

Children First Child Protection Training with Barnardos Ireland
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Workshop 5: 10am – 1pm
Workshop 6: 2pm – 5pm

Delivered by Barnardos, these sessions will provide tailored Children First training for freelance music tutors. The course will be fully interactive and facilitate breakout groups focussing on the many different scenarios that freelance music tutors face, including online safeguarding. There will be plenty of opportunity to have your safeguarding questions answered, and participants will receive a safeguarding certificate from Barnardos on completion of both workshops.

Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs with Dr Denise White
Thursday, 15 July 2021
Workshop 7: 10am – 12pm
Workshop 8: 1pm – 3pm

Following on from Denise’s previous workshops, in the morning session she will focus on teaching children and young people with mixed physical & intellectual disabilities. The afternoon workshop will explore how innovative teaching methods and participant-led approaches can accelerate progress and success, and will include brief talks from Denise’s former students who will explain the types of teaching methods which were successful for their own learning.

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