Session 1 – 9:15 – 10:30
Keynote – Anita Collins
The Unique Power of Music
With a welcome from Prof. John Wallace & Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network
Dr Anita Collins is an award winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student.
Session 2 – 10:45 – 11:40
Session 3 – 11:45 – 12:45
Session 4 – 13:45 – 14:40
Session 5 – 14:45 – 15:40
Making Music Without Music Stands
Described by Julian Joseph as “the UK’s greatest Jazz Ambassador”, Richard Michael BEM has an international reputation as a leading jazz pianist and educator. Many of his former students who played in Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra are now established jazz musicians in their own right.
His philosophy is that ”mistakes are cool”, and that all participants in his workshops are encouraged to “get it wrong with attitude”, as they learn the building blocks of making music without the dots.
Session 6 – 16:00
Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason is a former lecturer in English at Birmingham University. She completed a PhD and was Lecturer in English at The University of Sussex before moving to Birmingham University. Her book, ‘African Identities: Race, Nation and Culture in Ethnography, Pan- Africanism and Black Literatures’ was published in 1998. In 2020, she published House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons
Kadiatu is on the Board of Trustees for ESTA String Teachers Association, The Nottingham Education Trust, Real Talk TV and Music Masters, and she is continuing to write and gives talks, interviews and lectures around the U.K. on diversity in classical music, music education, issues of race and inclusion, literature and parenting.
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