VOL. 101 NO. 7 CONTENTS
REGULARS 5 Editorial 6 News 9 Diary
Upcoming events and CPD 21 Column: teacher education
In her fourth column, Rebecca Berkley looks at the importance of on-the-ground experience 34 Column: mental health and wellbeing
Brenda Rattray shares her takeaways from Sound Connections’ Inclusive Practice in Action conference 36 Column: Ask Althea
Althea Talbot-Howard on encouraging pupils to compose for Trinity exams 37 Column: Noah’s Notes
Our 16-year-old columnist on inspiring
FEATURES 10 MTA conference
Richard Llewellyn reports back from the MTA’s annual member conference 18 Music 4 Health
Nicola Tagoe from Ealing Music Service tells MT about a pilot project helping children in hospital create music student’s love of classical music 40 Online teaching materials
A preview of July’s resources 42 Reviews
MT’s experts check out Traktion’s Waveform Pro, Listen – a new children's book about Dame Evelyn Glennie, Women Composers: A Graded Anthology for Piano, and The Clarinet 44 New products: tech
Dr Jonathan Savage reveals his top picks for the month 45 Column: tech
Dale Wills on approaching gender identity in voice focused music lessons 50 Q&A
MT meets Emily Gray from BYMT
PERCUSSION FOCUS 12 Drum roll please…
Owain Wyn Evans on why anyone can be a drummer 16 Inventive classroom percussion
Inspire-works’ Mike Simpson shares his creative percussion ideas for your primary lessons 26 Counting culture
A spotlight on inclusivity in percussion by Chris Woods 28 Pass the mic
Akshay Sharma champions the use of beatboxing in the primary classroom 32 Percussion courses
Head of percussion Patrick King on RWCMD’s percussive offering
22 David Lewis
MT catches up with winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s MDE Awards 30 Welsh National Plan for Music
Education Glyn Môn Hughes investigates the implications of the new national plan in Wales 38 The Stave House method
Founder of Stave House Ruth Travers shares her creative teaching approach www.musicteachermagazine.co.uk
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