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 U.K, 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 schools 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, Balqees and Andrea Bocelli.
16 November 2021 | 14:35 - 14:55 | English | Key Changes - Managing Musical Education Expectations
Adam Laird, Head of Music at Jebel Ali School, Dubai, along with pupil performers, discusses the many challenges involved in music education in the current climate and how, with some creative thinking and embracing new technology, managing the musical expectations of school leaders can be a collaborative and exciting process.