Webinar: Music changes young lives and minds


Chapel FM-354Evidence shows that music changes schools and has a major impact on education and wellbeing. Any doubts? Our guests will convince you otherwise…

Trinity College London is offering a free one-hour webinar  aimed at primary and secondary school music teachers, heads of department, head teachers, peripatetic teachers and music leaders, and parents and carers.

The webinar covers:

  • Music and child development in Primary schools and how cuts to music and the arts can affect the wellbeing of children
  • Music minds – empowering teenagers to use music as a coping strategy and the impact of music on young people’s mental health
  • A number of pioneering programmes in the UK which are empowering young people to replace negative coping behaviours with music
  • How Arts Award is a flexible, accessible qualification with demonstrable evidence proving that it has a positive impact on young peoples’ education and life experience
  • The wider positive impact of music in schools and how Arts Award can play a supporting role

The webinar is hosted by our Music Education Hubs Associate, Ruth Jones, along with:

Jimmy Rotheram, musician and Music Coordinator at Feversham Primary Academy and Anita Holford who is a freelance writer and communications practitioner, specialising in helping music and arts organisations to communicate the value and impact of what they do.

This webinar has now taken place but please register as usual to watch the recording.

Presenter biographies

Jimmy Rotheram has seen first-hand how using inclusive, child-developmental approaches to music education can transform schools. After introducing up to 6 hours of music a week for every child, Feversham went from Special Measures to one of the top 10% of schools in the country for pupil progress. This led to a feature in the Guardian which attracted over 250,000 global shares.

Anita Holford runs the musiceducationworks website and is also part of the senior management team for a small community music charity The Music Works, which specialises in working with young people in challenging circumstances. Her areas of special interest are inclusion/social justice, looked-after children, music and mental health, and impact evaluation.



Register now to watch the recording