Since 2015 I have been working with Conductive Music as a teacher and developer. Conductive Music is an arts organisation whose aim is to help young people from challenging backgrounds develop musical, technical, and performance skills by introducing them to new music and new open source technologies. By bringing cutting-edge technologies and professional performers and researchers into primary and high schools Conductive Music gets young people building instruments and making music.
During these workshops students acquire key employability skills for creative industries and STEM subjects including programming, soldering, instrumental performance and sound design. Our teaching methods utilise accelerated learning, Bloom's Taxonomy and formative assessment, in line with National Curriculum guidelines. We aim to establish transferrable blueprints for new music education, going beyond traditional curricula and incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach that connects science and engineering with music.