Adam Laird

Head of Music

Jebel Ali School

Adam is currently the Head of Music at Jebel Ali School, Dubai, and has been involved in all aspects of music education for the last two decades. In the UK, Adam worked with schools, orchestras, bands and local authorities in developing music practice in the classroom and is ideally placed to comment upon the role music has in today's school climate. In the UK, Adam was the Head of Performing Arts at Norton College, Head of Creative Technology at Manor CE School, resident musical director at the Grand Opera House, York, and conductor of the York Area Schools Concert Band and Big Band. He is the founding member of the York Saxophone Choir, and as a performer has recently taken the stage with Dubai Opera Festival Chorus, Dubai Singers, Dubai Wind Band, Dubai Opera Big Band, NSO Big Band, Balquees and Andrea Bocelli.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Wellbeing Space

16 November 2022 | 16:50 - 17:10 | English | In and Out: Contextual Music education

A look at how influences from outside the classroom are affecting the curriculum inside one. With student performances.