WEBINARS

Join our themed webinars for a chance to hear from a range of guest speakers across a diverse range of topics from curriculum and planning to music resources. Usually open to members only, we also run a once-per-term SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR focussed on curriculum and open to everyone.

TEACH MEETS

The MTA’s Teach Meets are an open and inclusive forum for teachers to learn, share and ask. Meeting monthly, the sessions give you an opportunity to learn from a fellow MTA member as they present their best practice on a specific topic, followed by an open discussion for teachers to share ideas and ask questions in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

THE HIBBINS SERIES

The Hibbins series reviews three key set works per term, with guest panelists from academics to performers talking through the score, and opening up questions. These sessions are open to MTA members’ students.

ECT SESSIONS

The MTA offers a programme of support sessions for early career teachers (ECT) starting their teaching careers.

EVENTS PROGRAMME – Spring 2022

Welcome to our online events programme!

Music Teacher Mondays: New for this term, we are launching Music Teacher Mondays – A monthly zoom for music teachers from all phases and stages. This is a chance to learn about current issues in music education, ask burning questions and be inspired by the very best that music education has to offer. There will be interviews with guest speakers, product and software showcases, Q&A discussions and giveaways! Hosted by James Manwaring, Director of Music, Windsor Learning Partnership & Teacher Support Lead for Music Teachers Association, and Liz Dunbar, York Pathfinder Secondary Music lead.
Live sessions will be open to all; playback available to members only.

The Hibbins Series: The Hibbins series takes an analytical approach, looking in detail at either a set work or musical genre, and featuring guest panelists from academics to performers. These sessions are designed with students in mind, and can be used as a teaching resource.
Live sessions will be open to all; playback available to members only.

Webinars: Join our themed webinars for a chance to hear from a range of guest speakers across a diverse range of topics from curriculum and planning to music resources.
Live sessions will be open to all; playback available to members only

Trainee and Early Career Teacher Support: The MTA offers a programme of support sessions for PGCE / NQT’s starting their teaching careers.
Live sessions will be open to all; playback available to members only

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Thursday 3rd February, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Webinar: Music in Multi-Academy Trusts
Steven Berryman and an MTA panel will be in conversation with Margaret O’Shea, Director of Music for Ark Schools, looking at the challenges and opportunities of leading music in multi-academy trusts.
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5XGg8LA3T9SMWDHtPUMvTA
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/97174771702


Monday 7th February, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Music Teacher Monday: Coursework
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodOquqjwuG9dcOIG5DwLOccpRwazU3eRf
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/98533647413?pwd=QnBQcmFKZVhuUk5STnpsV2FVWVl5dz09


Monday 7th March, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Music Teacher Monday: Well-Being
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMufuuupzstHdZhP9lRkYo4NzVyyPS3FAgA
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/97392690772?pwd=UkZqbUVkZkNueDMzb1ZQUDZHR0Vrdz09


Thursday 10th March, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Webinar: MTA in conversation with John Holmes
Introducing ARSM – ABRSM’s performance-only diploma. Join ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes, as we discover:

  • What’s involved in an ARSM exam
  • Who the exam is for and its benefits for students
  • The relationship between Grade 8 and ARSM
  • Top tips for creating a programme
  • How the marking criteria works in practice

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQD69GnfToGnsAib066CXA
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/96541330125


Monday 4th April, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Music Teacher Monday: Exam Preparation and Focus
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvd-iqqjMsGNCua1BDigmNY_ygNWm8ycbY
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/95201248624?pwd=YXlPM0NXSWZhU2I4UG1KUUoxVkNidz09

Coming soon… please check back for dates

The Hibbins Series: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Ed Gardner joins Simon Toyne for an analytical discussion on this iconic work.

 

Webinar: The Cambridge Music Tripos, Organ Awards and Choral Scholarships.
The MTA have teamed up with Cambridge University to bring you a session outlining the Cambridge Music Tripos, as well as information on the choral and organ scholarship opportunities available across the university.

 

Trainee / ETC Support session: Termly Catch Up
Mark Aitchison and Margaret Edwards lead a support session for Trainees and Early Career Teachers, offering their top tips and an open forum to share ideas with peers.

PREVIOUSLY in 2022

Monday 17th January, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Music Teacher Monday: New Year, Fresh Start
In our first zoom we will be looking at supporting teachers with the new year. Where do we start with catch-up, how do we engage students and what are the most important things in music education for 2022?
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqde6tpj4rHtJUDyXhSqo5MpHrHwJ72keX
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/91727585146?pwd=dXY4NWtVcTRKelp5dWV3NHJmWWdLQT09


Tuesday 18th January, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Hibbins Series: The History of Music Theatre
From Gilbert and Sullivan to Hamilton, we’ll be looking at how music theatre has evolved, with guest speaker Alex Aitken, Children’s Musical Director and Cover Conductor for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Mary Poppins in London.
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3616414176107/WN_3reXHjdbSFeBwMAbPDvB9A
LINK TO JOIN ON THE DAY: https://zoom.us/j/93388656351

PREVIOUSLY in 2021

Thursday 16th September @5:00pm
WEBINAR: RSL Awards and The Musical School: Vocational Practice and Academic Study.
Establishing the Value of Vocational Qualifications alongside GCSE and A-Level in generating High Value Pathways for Aspirational Student
Hosted by Patrick Healy and Dan Francis
Open to all

Thursday 30th September @ 5:00pm
TEACH MEET: Reconnecting to share best practice
Members only

Wednesday 6th October @ 4:30pm
HIBBINS SERIES: Session #1
Members and their pupils only

Thursday 14th October @ 5:00pm
Trainee and Early Career Teachers (ECT): Support session for teachers
Open to all; membership not required

Thursday 4th November @ 5:00pm
TEACH MEET: Focus on small music departments
Members only

Wednesday 10th November @ 4:30pm
HIBBINS SERIES: Session #2
Members and their pupils only

Thursday 18th November  @ 5:00pm
TEACH MEET: Focus on Primary Resources
Members only