Traditional musician? Looking for new and exciting opportunities around teaching others?
- Learning styles
- Group work
- Creating workshop material
- Facilitating client learning
- Rhythm and percussion work
- Empowerment and best practice.
As a traditional music tutor there are many opportunities for work in Wales and internationally. Whether it be delivering a workshop at a festival, running school workshops, tune clubs or teaching on residential courses, the chance to add extra value to your portfolio is now.
Swansea – National Waterfront Museum https://www.museumwales.ac.uk/swansea/
Dates: 10, 11, 18, 19, 24, 25 November & 2nd December
10:00 – 16:00
Dates: 9, 10, 18, 23, 24 February, 2,3 March
(Subject to change)
Cost: Just £120.00 per participant (subsidised rate). Places are highly limited and subject to approval. Register your interest now: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 9th February 2015
Introduction to the course and to the participants
Introduction to community music: Different models, methods and benefits
How do people learn – introduction to learning styles and preferences
Experiencing a workshop – empathising with participants, how does it feel to overcome a challenge, trying something new.
Giving and receiving feedback
Participants will design, plan and lead a short, on- to-one teaching session.
Matching teaching to the skills and needs of each learner
Review: the teaching sessions will be reviewed through feedback and group discussion, providing learning for group teaching later in the course.
Tuesday 10th February 2015
How groups work:
The role of a group leader
Experience a workshop
Recognise how participants feel
Coping with new challenges
Applying the principles of community music in practice
Creating the right atmosphere
how to vary activities to keep everyone engaged.
How to manage space and equipment
Wednesday 18th February 2015
**09:30 – 16:30**
Working bilingually in Welsh and English
Stephen will present an overview of the process of working bilingually, emphasising the importance of contexts and audiences. We will concentrate on two specific scenarios – leading a workshop, and public presentation – noting the differences between the two. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own experiences of bilingual teaching and presentation, as well as developing their own bilingual techniques for working bilingually. The session will end with a brief recap, and the opportunity for questions and feedback.
Session 5 & 6
Rhythm and percussion work.
Building your own skills, understanding the basic techniques on different instruments, warm ups, practical ideas and approaches, working with those who have difficulty playing in time.
Monday 23rd February 2015
Sessions 7 & 8
An introduction to a range of approaches to community music in current use.
A chance to participate in games and exercises suitable for different groups and settings.
A chance to devise original workshop activities and material.
Develop an understanding of the importance of adapting material to suit particular groups
Signposting to web and other resources and opportunities for further learning
Monday 24th February 2015
Sessions 9 & 10
A chance to lead a short group workshop for others on the course followed by a structured feedback session
Reflection on learning
Monday 2nd March 2015
Session 11 & 12
Mari Lwyd Training
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Dealing with difficult situations in workshops
Planning to avoid problems
Preparing for assessment
Action planning: How to use the skills and knowledge from this course in your work.
Community Music Wales has a good success rate in training, with over 500 people going through their courses. trac has adapted CMW’s established format, with the aim of producing the next generation of community folk music tutors able to deliver high quality teaching.
Singer and harpist Bethan Nia, a participant on a previous Community Music Tutor Training Course said: “I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of working within the field of Community Music. It certainly gave me the tools, structure and confidence to expand my work opportunities and set up my own projects.”