April 26

Ep. 20 – What is the future of music education?


Well, we've reached episode 20 - thank you for joining us so far!

This episode is a special exploration of one question:

'What is the future of music education?'

I speak to an amazing line-up of international school music educators who attended the Musical Futures International Big Gig conference in Bangkok in March 2023. The conference brought 40 music educators together to sing, play, jam, record, sample, edit and mix. Centred around 'informal music learning' pedagogy underpinned by the research of Lucy Green, the conference was all about making music together. The energy throughout the two days was wonderful!

One teacher summed up the experience as follows: “We teach it every day to our kids…but what’s been so fun and refreshing is just being in a room full of music educators and actually making music together”.

The episode includes short reflections from 9 different educators as they attempt to answer the big question. The views are diverse and thought-provoking!

I'd love to hear your thoughts about the future of music education. Please send me an email, video or short audio clip to contact@mtiis.com


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