Andy Gleadhill is a Musician, Educator, Ethnomusicologist and Teacher Trainer. He has over forty years experience as a professional musician and teacher. His performing career as a professional Drummer and Percussionist has seen him playing with some of the leading recording artists and orchestras in the world for film, television, and recording sessions as well as many live and West End Shows. As a teacher and teacher trainer he has worked in all areas of music education form early years and special educational needs settings to post graduate work at universities and music conservatoires. He is an associate lecturer at Bath Spa University where he teaches on the specialist music PGCE courses. Andy currently has had eight books published on world music themes and many papers and articles published in academic journals and specialist magazines. He regularly delivers world music workshops, teacher development training and lectures to music, arts and educational conferences around the world. www.andygleadhill.com
15 November 2021 | 14:00 - 14:20 | English | Why all children are musical (and how this improves educational achievement)
This session will show how becoming involved with music making can help improve a students overall performance and achievement in school and other educational settings. Delegates will see how practical musical activities stimulate the brain and engage students in all aspects of school life. Based on real life examples of musical learning from a wide range of cultures from around the world delegates will experience practical ways in which music can release potential and empower creativity that is inclusive and accessible to all students whatever their background and previous educational knowledge.