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Primary Singing Toolkit

The ISM Trust and Voices Foundation present this free webinar to empower primary music teachers to bring singing into the classroom. Find your voice and feel confident to share the joy of singing with your students.

England’s recently refreshed National Plan for Music Education states that, during primary years, singing should be the ‘golden thread’ to ensuring high quality classroom music provision. Singing is also a focus of the Model Music Curriculum, the National Plan for Music Education in Wales, the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland and the Arts Area of Learning in the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Singing is integral to musical learning and has been shown to alleviate stress and improve children's alertness, behaviour and self-esteem.

During this one-hour interactive webinar, we introduce the Primary Singing Toolkit, a free, digital resource which offers inspirational and practical singing strategies to enhance your music curriculum.

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Webinar presenters

The webinar was presented by Voices Foundation Choral Director Dr Charles MacDougall and Musicianship Director Jenny Trattles.

Dr Charles MacDougall is an award-winning singer, choral director, vocal coach, and music education specialist with a career spanning solo vocal and choral performance, coaching, musical direction, music education, training, mentoring, strategy, and ambassadorial roles. As well as his role as Choral Director at Voices Foundation, Charles is also Vocal Ensembles Coach and Tutor in Vocal Studies at Junior Trinity (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), Chorus Director for Gabrieli ROAR, and directs two choirs in London. 

Jenny Trattles
has an established reputation for enthusing children and adults to sing and cultivate their musical skills as a freelance music education specialist and now as Musicianship Director at Voices Foundation. She is Associate Musical Director of the nationally renowned Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior and Music Subject Lead at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Brigg, North Lincolnshire.

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