The MU Education team could be found at the Music & Drama Education Expo at London’s Business Design Centre today, with the opening of the two-day show.
The event had relocated from its previous home at Olympia, but the new venue was perfect thanks to a spacious combination of exhibitor floor and seminar rooms.
The Expo’s new CPD conference programme will consist of a broad range of free-to-attend workshops and seminars. It will be delivered by award-winning teachers and practitioners, with the aim of helping music and drama education professionals from across the UK enhance their provision and inspire young learners.
The MU’s National Organiser for Education, Chris Walters, will be leading a session on “Running a private music or drama teaching practice,” on the opening day.
One of the key themes running throughout the programme is improving diversity and inclusion in music and drama education. Practitioners can discover ways to make their teaching more inclusive through a number of hands-on workshops, including ‘Drama Techniques for ASC Students’, where attendees will explore tips on how to create the best environment for Autistic Spectrum Condition learners to flourish.
Another key theme running throughout the programme is improving mindfulness, wellbeing and performance health. Attendees can participate in sessions such as the ‘Your Voice In Action’ session, which will provide a greater awareness of ways to implement more healthy practices within both music and drama.