Music Education Hub

Meet a Musician: Chris Woods & the Groove Orchestra

Posted on: 30th October 2017

Chris Woods Groove is a highly acclaimed guitarist, composer and international author of his book, Percussive Acoustic Guitar. He has a distinctive style of percussive guitar playing and has sold thousands of Albums. He often joins forces with other musicians to form a collective known as Chris Woods Groove Orchestra. We are lucky enough to have him as a hub partner, delivering...
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Secondary Phase Student enrichment and attainment Programme

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Perform; Listen: Collaborate; Inspire We’re delighted to introduce the Secondary Phase enrichment & attainment programme 2017 –2020. Across the next three years, the Hub has committed to increase investment in two priority areas; KS3 engagement & enrichment and supporting attainment at KS4/5 The offer launches this term with the KS4/5 strand of activity; a programme...
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Band Storm 2018: Battle of the Bands

Posted on: 16th October 2017

BandStorm, was a brand new battle of the bands competition for Bournemouth and Poole students, in partnership with Hub partner Absolute Music. The winning band received: £100 voucher to spend at Absolute Music, a day in the studio with a professional producer to record and master one of their tracks and a session with a photographer to...
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Perform

Posted on: 16th October 2017

An enrichment opportunity for KS4 & 5 Music student’s performance technique, taking you from panel audition, to master class and a final performance next February at the Shelley Theatre: Perform. Perform was the chance for KS4/5 musicians to hone their craft, gain practical performance tips, and draw inspiration by working with music educators and industry professionals...
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The Great Poole Pan Off

Posted on: 14th March 2017

In May 2017, we created an evening of Caribbean inspired steel pan sounds featuring Panmania (Baden Powell) Poolepans (Poole High School), SoundStorm’s Steel the Magic, Panoramic & very special guests, The Steel Pan Agency from London. The event featured unique interpretations of contemporary rock and pop set around a collaborative centre piece (the Pan-off) led by...
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Striking Chords: Music Adventure Trail

Posted on: 17th January 2017

As part of the Summer showcase Striking Chords, SoundStorm offered primary phase schools the opportunity to complete an Arts Award Discover and participant in a magical music adventure trail. Pupils were led through a curated trail in the Grove Woods at Upton House; they took part in four hands-on workshops, from African drumming to a visual workshop with Denise...
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Steel Pan Workshop for Transition Day

Posted on: 5th July 2016

Last month, a group of musically talented Year 7 students from Poole High School spent a day with Year 6 students from Baden Powell & St Peter’s Junior School who will be moving to  secondary in September. Using their common interest in music, this ‘Transition’ day drew on the tradition of steel pan playing at...
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Call Out to Collaborate

Posted on: 13th June 2016

The Big Collaboration is a brand new project led by Music Hub partner, Chris Woods which aims to enhance peripatetic music lessons by offering a new style of instrumental lesson; ‘Collaboration Sessions’. We are now recruiting four schools to this unique pilot, scheduled for the Autumn Term, which will launch on July 7th with an initial Q&A to answer your questions. Collaboration sessions are...
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Queens Park Infants School: The Gingerbread Man

Posted on: 24th May 2016

We commissioned Coda Music Trust to deliver one term’s work with all of the Year 1 students at Queens Park Infants School. (Original post from Coda Music Trust) This project was centered around the story of The Gingerbread Man and incorporated Geography (local and global), Technology, Food & Nutrition, Art, Writing, Maths and Music (creative composition). The students...
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