Primary Music Conference
Primary Music Conference 2022
Bucks Music Trust are pleased to host the ‘Buckinghamshire Primary Music Conference’, with the theme "ALL Music for ALL Children".
Taking place on Thursday July 7th, at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, the event is aimed at Head Teachers, Music Coordinators, and Teachers looking to develop their specialist knowledge to successfully deliver music in the classroom.
Programme details to follow, but content will include:
- National Plan for Music Education
- Primary Music Curriculum Framework
- Make your school a ‘Singing School’
All our sessions are aimed a specialist music and non-specialist teachers.
It’s a great opportunity to network with teachers from other schools, and discuss options and idea with the supportive specialists from Bucks Music Trust. Click here to check out the programme below, and meet the team here.
Buckinghamshire Primary Music Conference
Thursday 7th July, 9:00 - 15:30
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG
£50 per delegate for Primary Music Members, £90 per delegate for Non-Members
Please register your interest for the 2022 Buckinghamshire Primary Music Conference via the form below, and we will be in touch shortly with further details.
Meet the Team
Fay Hayhurst – Area Leader, Bucks Music Trust
Fay has over 20 years’ experience of inspiring children through music. Her work spans all forms of musical education, from one on one support for those with profound and multiple learning difficulties to organising large scale concerts.
Fay’s qualifications include an honours degree in Music from Middlesex University, as well as a Masters’ in Music Education from University of London (Institute of Education). Fay chose her focus on education by completing a PGCE at University of London (Institute of Education) in 2008.
Building on a solid foundation of music teaching, as well as active participation in extracurricular activities such as choir, concert and event organisation, Fay took her passion in a new direction in 2014 when she took up the role of Area Leader for Buckinghamshire Music Trust. This role utilised Fay’s extensive teaching experience as well as harnessing her passion and expertise to deliver the strategic and operational management of two music centres; countywide development of accessible music education for different settings; as well as the management and coordination of a variety of local and countywide events. As part of her role with BMT Fay has responsibility for inclusion and diversity, as well developing singing in schools across the county.
Laura Felstead – WCPM Lead Teacher, Bucks Music Trust
Laura Felstead is the Whole Class Instrumental Teaching Leader for Buckinghamshire Music Trust.
Laura has specialised in whole class instrumental teaching since training to teach the violin at Kent Music, having extensively trained with Lori Norris. She then became Whole Class Instrumental Teaching coordinator for Slough Music Service and later Head of Slough Music Service where her main objectives were focused on offering high quality, diverse and inclusive musical opportunities that are accessible to all children and young people in the community. Now working for Buckinghamshire Music Trust Laura continues to advocate holistic, creative instrumental teaching and developing inspirational musical experiences both for everyday learning and large scale events.
Laura plays the electric violin in a punk band, and particularly enjoys playing at, and attending festivals and gigs.
Paul Guenault – Director of Music, Bucks Music Trust
Paul is the Director of Bucks Music Trust and has an extensive background in Music Education.
Previously he worked in schools for 22 years as a music teacher, arts leader, curriculum deputy, through to being a headteacher and was involved in Creative Partnerships and managing Specialist Schools Arts Status in North London.
He is also the South East Regional representative for MusicMark and has worked for Royal Opera House Bridge as a lead consultant for ArtsMark and ArtsAward in schools. This has meant he has been consulted by the Music Model Curriculum working party for DfE with involvement in discussions with the All Party Parliamentary Group for music education regarding music provision and OfSTED inspection
Rosie Axon – Chiltern Music Therapy
Rosie founded Chiltern Music Therapy, a non-profit and employee-owned organisation, in 2011, having qualified as a Music Therapist in 2010.
Seeing the transformative power that music therapy had on patients with severe brain injury in her work, ignited a passion for ensuring Music Therapy could be provided to anyone, anywhere. As a Neurologic Music Therapist, MATADOC assessor and Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapist, she is an advocate for continuing professional development for Music Therapists and passionate about collaboration and joint working with other professionals. She is also a Partner for the Health and Care Professions Council.
Adam Saunders – Composer/ Pianist/ Educator
Adam has designed and led projects with some of the country's leading organisations including the National Youth Orchestra, the Southbank Centre and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
He has curated and conducted choirs across the UK, including Citibank, Bupa Head Office and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir (first seen on the Gareth Malone BBC 2 programme ‘Sing While You Work’).
As a creative consultant, he has worked on numerous global advertising campaigns. In 2019, he was the musical director for Amazon's holiday campaign, conducting a choir of workers from an Amazon fulfilment centre outside Paris.
Adam thrives on large-scale collaborations; his latest musical, 'Thames Tales', was performed at the Royal Albert Hall, by a cast of over a thousand. Other recent projects include partnerships with the South African High Commission, the Tower of London and the New Wimbledon Theatre.
He has appeared as a keynote speaker at national and international music conferences including the Big Gig (Melbourne), Music and Drama Education Expo (London) and the Music Learning Revolution (Manchester). He is an advisor for Trinity College London, Musical Futures International, Sing Up and the Abram Wilson Foundation.
Adam is one of the feature pianists for DECCA records ‘Music Lab Collective’ and has performed at some of the UK’s most iconic venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the Camden Roundhouse and the Hammersmith Apollo.
Kate Lynch - Out of the Ark
Since first training as a Primary School teacher, Kate has been passionate about getting others to sing! Over the years she has led massed vocal workshops; singing in schools; directing choirs of all ages; as well as working with teachers in developing their skills in teaching singing.
She currently leads several choirs, including the Somerset County Youth Choir and adult community choirs. She teaches singing to KS1 and KS2 weekly in her local schools and leads CPD sessions for both Out of the Ark and her local Music Hub.
Kate is keen to promote good vocal health for all ages. She is a qualified Vocal Health First Aider and works on spoken voice delivery for the Bath and Wells Diocese.