With my nose glued to an iPad for most of the day, I was nearly mown down by a (superb!) marching band but ushered swiftly out of the way by a kind member of staff!
Other notable moments included the tribalistic quality of what I assumed were clapping and rhythm exercises coming from the theatre but sounded more like Rhinegold's inaugural rites! There was also a fab rendition of an Abba song from a young recorder group, not to mention MP Ed Vaizey's talk and the savaging he received from a few disgruntled music teachers AND not forgetting the inspirational talk on Blogging for music teachers (Save time and money whilst raising the profile of your school!) by two queens of blogging Hanh Doan and Jackie Schneider...phew! Busy day!
Music Education Expo 2013 Hanh Doan and Jackie Schneider On Blogging
For the fact that one music teacher asked whether blogs were free to set up or not suggested that there were those in the audience without social media savvy and/or those too busy to look in to it- but enthusiastic about the prospect nonetheless! A glance at both Beaumont School and St Theresa's School blog page shows YouTube clips, images of whiteboards with the day's lesson notes on, reminders, announcements, homework and more! For inspiration on setting up your own blog visit:
You can also follow Jackie and Hanh on Twitter @jackieschneider and @myhanhdoan www.percussionplay.co.uk