10 Dec 2013

NYMAZ Early Years Music Network Conference 2014

It’s not just the words….Using Music to Communicate in Early Years.

8 February 2014 10am-3pm

Ripon Racecourse Conference Centre

Singing, whispering, humming, shouting, whistling - how do children learn to communicate?

The 2014 Early Years Music Network Conference will be exploring the importance and value of using music to support language development and communication. There will be a variety of workshops to enhance your skills and confidence in working with Early Years settings.

We are delighted to welcome Marjorie Ouvry to deliver our keynote. Marjorie Ouvry is an independent early childhood education specialist - you can find out more about her here.
Her publication ‘Sounds Like Playing’ is packed with advice about introducing music in early years settings. You can read more about this publication here

Marjorie will be exploring ideas and thoughts around the title ‘Two way communication - through musical exploration’ 

The Conference programme will include several workshops -

‘Using music, rhyme and song to teach phonics and tricky words’ This session will be jointly led by Cathy Roberts North Yorkshire Education Development Adviser : Creative and Performing Arts and Diane Fleming -  Music Co-ordinator at St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Harrogate and is also a primary music peer practitioner for the Local Authority. This workshop explores ways in which to use music to approach those tricky words!

Chris Bartram will lead ‘Practical activities and ideas as to how to use music and movement in your setting’
Chris Bartram is a lecturer in music at York St John University, and a freelance community musician. He has worked on music education and community projects with many leading arts organisations, including Opera North, the National Centre for Early Music, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Accessible Arts and Media. He runs a variety of workshops including rhythm and movement for early years children. His interests include making music with people with learning and communication disabilities, the health and social benefits of singing, and innate musicality in human beings

Sue Nicholls worked as a music coordinator in many schools. Her role as an Advanced Skills Teacher enabled her to follow her particular passion within music education: the support of the generalist practitioner. Her Early Years resource books, including the new edition of EY Music Express, published by A & C Black, demonstrate an accessible and practical approach to delivering music at EYFS and KS1.
For this Conference Sue will lead
‘Songs and chants to enhance language development and communication’

You can read more about Sue Nicholls and her professional background here http://suenichollsmusic.com/index.htm

Lunch will be provided and there will be some time to explore resources on a Good Practice Table - and please bring anything you want to share!

There will also be some short sessions led by freelance practitioner Rebecca Gross

    Using stories and songs with babies - Structured creative storytelling to support communication development and musicality in very young children
    Practice Sharing ‘Intervention’ A short exploration of what to expect from support staff in music making sessions, and how to best support children with communication difficulties during those sessions.


Who is invited?

Early Years professionals, teachers, practitioners, child carers, children’s centre staff, local authority advisers, musicians, music leaders and creative practitioners who work in or have an interest in Early Years settings.

Tickets £30.00 Network members
£35.00 Non-Network members
Includes Lunch and Refreshments.


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