Music and the New Curriculum


Target GroupPrimary Teachers, TAs


25 September 2018
Price: £ 216.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8.30 coffee and registration for 9.00am start
Cost of course is £180 plus VAT
NEW COURSE - in partnership with Upbeat Music and Arts
This day of music training will be very ‘hands on’ and will:
  • give teachers practical ideas using a variety of starting points and resources (including digital) that can be used immediately in classrooms.  
  • demystify the vocabulary and elements referred to in music = Plain English.
  • instil confidence in non-specialists and teach some basic playing skills and techniques.  
  • explore the most recent ‘What Matter Statements’ for Expressive Arts and make connections.
  • model and enable learning through experience. 
  • be FUN, accessible and non-threatening… the Upbeat mantra!

Course Provider: Upbeat Music and Arts - David Powell

David Powell studied percussion and drum kit at Leeds College of Music followed by a post graduate course at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, Goldsmith’s College London. On leaving college, he joined the critically acclaimed 50’s R & B band ‘The Big Town Playboys’ touring Britain and Europe and performing alongside Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton. 
His teaching career started as an LA peripatetic teacher in 1989 which led to primary classroom teaching before joining the Gwent Music Service as Assistant Head in 2000. After a very productive and successful period in this role, David realised his passion for inclusivity and access by forming ‘Upbeat Music and Arts’ in 2013 to provide projects, workshops and regular tuition for whole classes of children focussing on high class delivery whilst not losing sight of educating the whole child.  Upbeat has a team possessing a wealth of talented and experienced teachers and facilitators and is developing a portfolio that inspires, invigorates and challenges pupils. Upbeat has built a reputation for excellent quality, child centred delivery through their constantly evolving portfolio viewable at