Podcast 57: What Is Happening To Music In Schools?

Joshua McGovernJoshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working… Read more about Joshua McGovernWhy has ‘teaching music’ been regulated to something unimportant in our schools? This is a question that Nicola Benedetti, a Scottish classical Violinist who was awarded a CBE in 2019 for her services to music. Nicky chats with us in our 57th interview and our 33rd women-in-education podcast.In this podcast, listen to Nicky and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:Describe her own childhood and educationHow moving away to boarding school at 10 years old has shaped herWhat is was like to attend Yehudi Menuhin SchoolWhat is the ‘Suzuki method‘ and the impact it had on Nicola as a musicianHow she dealt with the pressure of expectation as her profile continued to growExplore how Nicola moves through making mistakes during a performanceHow stress decreases performance and how it influences physicalityTips for young musicians in school to improve their musicianshipWhy no week is ever the same for Nicola and how she balances her workloadThe workshops Nicola carries out with students and teachers across the worldWhy music teachers feel under-resourced and under-supportedNicola’s desire for music to be back on the English Baccalaureate curriculumExplain how the Benedetti Foundation is supporting music education.Listen https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Podcast-58.-Nicola-Benedetti-1.mp3Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!Nicola performs all over the world and also works with schools across the U.K. You can follow @NickyBenedetti on Twitter and discover more on her website: www.nicolabenedetti.co.uk.Image credits: Chris Tostevin-Hall, Spencer McPherson and Andy Gotts.Related

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