This is a video conferencing course consisting of 3 x 60-minute live and interactive video sessions for anyone teaching whole-class instrumental music lessons with a focus on percussion or world-music. The course covers whole-class facilitation skills, one-off lesson material, schemes of work, teaching ideas & assessment guidance for 7-14 year olds.


Who is it for and what does it contain?

  • Anyone teaching whole-class instrumental music lessons

  • Particular focus on percussion and world-music

  • Whole-class facilitation skills, teaching ideas & guidance for both one-off lessons & schemes of work & assessment guidance for 7-14 year olds

  • Completely interactive video conferencing!

Who is the mentor?

  • Mike Simpson, Co-founder & Musical Director of Inspire-works for past 16-years

  • Mike oversees the Inspire-works team of facilitators who work with over 85,000 children per year

  • He is the author of Rhinegold Education’s Teach & Play world-music series

  • He is a Senior Examiner for Trinity College London

  • Holder of 2 Guinness World Records - largest samba band and largest drumming lesson

  • 3 times finalists in Music Teacher Awards

  • Winner of best instrumental resource in Primary Music Magazine Awards.

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How does it work?

  • 3 x 60-minute monthly video conferencing sessions using Zoom video platform

  • Fully interactive video platform which allows the course to include interactive music-making & discussions

  • Participants complete light-touch practical tasks in-between sessions

  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion

  • Includes bonus free resources and discount codes.

More details of the course:

Using Inspire-works’ model of workshop facilitating as a starting point, participants will have the opportunity to:


  • new facilitation skills for whole-class instrumental learning

  • how to use differentiation in a whole-class environment

  • how to use classroom instrument substitutions for world-music workshops.


  • in practical music-making activities to help enhance your own teaching

  • in discussions with other like-minded facilitators/teachers

  • in discussions about appropriate cultural information for world-music genres for different age groups.


  • techniques for aural teaching

  • an understanding of appropriate music for different age groups

  • creative assessment techniques for whole-class environments.


  • One-off workshop template

  • 1-term Scheme of Work template

  • Cultural significance guide for different age groups example

  • Class Baseline & Assessment Templates

  • Discount to Inspire-works Online Learning Platform courses

  • Discount on instruments sold in Inspire-works online shop.


Autumn 2019 cohort:

  • 17th October 2019 8pm-9pm (BST),

  • 14th November 2019 8pm-9pm (GMT),

  • 12th December 2019 8pm-9pm (GMT).

Can’t make a date? That’s ok - simply watch a video recording of the session later in your own time.


£120+VAT. On sale until 30th September at £95+VAT.

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