What is a Teacher Workshop?

The Young Voices Teacher Workshops represent a Continued Professional Development opportunity for teachers who want to improve or maintain the quality of singing in their school as well as teach a number of the skills set by the music national curriculum.

At the workshops we go through all the YV songs and medleys in depth, highlighting the key areas of musical and technical challenge starting with some great warm-up exercises and choir training tips from our Conductor, David Lawrence. You will also cover all the dance moves with Andy Instone and have the chance to ask questions to members of the YV admin team.

The workshops will help you teach the following elements of Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for music to your pupils:

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts using their voices;
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory;
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from renowned composers and musicians;
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Workshops are £65 per person attending. Workshops are offered to all teachers bringing a choir to our concerts and any other teachers from that school who would benefit from some professional experience on teaching music methodology and self-confidence.

To be able to attend one of our workshops, the payment of the workshop fee must be received and approved. All workshop registrations are subject to availability until full payment is received.

YV’s Teacher Workshops are provided by the YV Foundation. Therefore, each workshop fee goes straight to the Foundation to help with the advancing of education of children by developing their skills and understanding of music and singing as well as support the teachers and other providers of education in this field. You can see what else the YV Foundation does to further their mission.