As part of a national initiative to produce guidance and a resource to support new primary school music teachers, Drumroots were invited by the Manchester Metropolitan University to provide teaching technique and advice as part of their contribution to a collaborative project between Universities throughout the country. Our contribution to this project was to represent ‘Diversity’. Our music form is not not only ‘alternative’, but the methods and style of music education we provide are well outside the structure of what is used in mainstream curriculum, and we use a range of alternative techniques which we have developed in order to release musical potential in children and young people.
For this unique session we were asked to deliver an educational workshop and a musical experience for trainee teachers but whilst doing so, explain some of the tools which we regularly employ in our sessions in order to engage with, bring out the best in and yield real benefits for children. Our objective was to provide the trainee teachers with small collection of alternative techniques that they may take into their profession to broaden their range of skill and capacity for drawing out musical expression and potential in their future pupils.
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The collaborative document can be viewed here and a video edit from our session, delivered at the Royal Northern College of Music can be viewed below: