Over 50 music teachers from across Cornwall took part in one of the region’s most inspiring music events of the year, as they gathered at dBs Music on the Cornwall College Camborne campus, to experience a wide range of exciting hands-on activities.
The event was organised by the Cornwall Music Education Hub, a partnership of organisations who work together to support quality musical learning for all children and young people in Cornwall.
Tanya Moore, Manager, Cornwall Music Education Hub said, “This is our annual music education conference aimed at primary music co-ordinators, secondary Heads of music and freelance music leaders and it’s about bringing everyone together to share ideas, refreshing and updating skills and giving them a networking opportunity”.
“The conference is being held at dBs Music not only because they are a valued partner, but also to allow our members the chance to try out some new fantastic technology which they are renowned for; via practical workshops”.
On offer were a wide variety of sessions including; Primary Composition, Introduction to Music Technology, Creating and Singing Opera, Introduction to DJing and How to use Interactive Equipment such as Ableton Push.
Oli Brand, Centre Manager, dBs Music Camborne added, “Our whole ethos here at dBs Music is to encourage, nurture and develop creative talents for lots of different music disciplines like Music Performance, Music Production, Song Writing and Electronic Music Production and being part of the Music Hub is vital to encouraging young people to experience new things. We host a wide range of evening and weekend clubs, as well as our full-time courses. dBs Music is one of the leading music educators in the UK and many of our students have enjoyed enormous success in the music industry included being signed up by high profile record labels”.
Jo Davey, Music Lead, Gunnislake Primary Academy added, “It’s great being here today, we’ve had lots of really cool interactive workshops and learned new ways of how non-music specialist can deliver the music curriculum effectively using resources in a school setting and I’m leaving today’s conference with lots of new ideas to share with other staff”.
The event lasted a full day and maximised the state-of-the-art facilities at dBs Music.