2nd October 2019

POSTPONED: Primary Music Conference 2020

31st March 2020 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Corn Exchange
Sophie Amstell

This is our annual conference for primary school teachers, Head Teachers and music leads, and is lining up to be our best yet, complete with prizes and surprises, so book your place now!

Sing into Spring!

This year’s theme is singing, and as well as practical workshops there will be latest news on funding, resources, and opportunities for your school and an opportunity to network with other schools. Workshops and sessions are appropriate for non-music specialist classroom teachers, as well as music teachers – no previous experience necessary, and the programme includes breakout options for musically trained teachers.


Opera is THIS MUCH FUN! This year we are delighted to welcome professional opera singers and musicians Lynsey Docherty, Anthony Flaum and Michael Waldron, who have been creating opera magic in Wiltshire Primary schools – click here to have a look what happened when they went to St Nicholas Primary near Salisbury.

Lynsey and her team will be running a practical workshop and informal presentation on “demystifying” opera and her approach to working in Wiltshire primary schools. Find out about the impact of opera across the curriculum, and how it can change perceptions…


Tom Floyd from the Royal Opera House will be sharing the ROH “Create And Sing” free resources and outlining their teacher training programme.

Note: Teachers attending this conference will have priority booking for a free Royal Opera House CPD training day to be held in Wiltshire during summer term.


Other sessions include:

Conducting – there will be 2 workshops – you can join either Conducting your Choir with Confidence for beginners, or Improving the Quality of Singing in your School for those with some experienceWith Matt Norman and John Sandford

A Singing School is a Successful School – resources, exercises and information linking singing with the wider curriculum – from World War II, William Shakespeare and The Romans to Minibeasts, Maths, and Space! Launch of new singing, listening and phonics resource and find out how to book a bespoke, free Singing and Phonics CPD workshop for your school..

Sixty Second Song Swap Shop! Bring a song or singing exercise / warm up and share with colleagues! Prize for everyone who brings and sings a song!

Pass it on – top tips and techniques for passing on confidence in singing and easy singing starters to teaching colleagues who may even be nervous of music! Step by step approach to your school becoming a singing school!

Bring a colleague – everyone who brings a colleague will be entered for a prize draw – and top marks for anyone who brings a colleague who is nervous about music! Extra points for head teacher attendance!