Expert advice and opinions on the hottest topics in music education


Each term we'll be addressing a different area of music education and bringing you expert opinion on how to teach it.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the #SUHotTopics discussions.

Head over to the Hot Topics area of our site for our full articles.

#SUHotTopics: How to develop musical learning across your school

Join a Sing Up live Q&A with experts Dr Alison Daubney and Catherine Andrews on 1 November 2017 at 8pm GMT to discuss developing musical learning across your school. This event is open to everyone, not just Sing Up Members, via our Facebook page.

Joining you on a live stream, we’ll be exploring the role of singing in school and how to develop the skills you need to confidently lead singing in your practice. Based on the guidance in Dr Alison Daubney’s recent book Teaching Primary Music, we’ll be discussing with Ally and Catherine the tools, techniques and repertoire that really work to improve pupils' musical learning across the curriculum. Join in the live chat on the day to ask for advice directly from our experts. 

Do you have questions for our experts?

Want advice on developing musical learning? Do you have questions about how to select the right repertoire for your singers, or how to start teaching a song? Whatever your question on the topic, please submit your question to us here and we will do our best to answer them on 1 November.

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For updates on this live chat and to be notified when the stream starts, make sure you RSVP to our event.


Previous #SUHotTopics events

#SUHotTopics: Benefits of singing on physical and mental health

In October 2017 we ran a Facebook Live Q&A with experts Phoene Cave and Daisy Fancourt to discuss the benefits of singing. Based on recent research conducted as part of Sing Up’s 10th birthday celebrations and the experiences of our experts, we discussed the benefits we’ve witnessed in singers of all ages as well as sharing ideas to help you reap those benefits in your own practice. Watch the full video below. Get the research here.

#SUHotTopics: Keeping singers engaged through their voice change

In March 2017 we ran a Facebook Live event giving the music teacher community an opportunity to discuss with experts a topic we see raised a lot. Professor Martin Ashley and music teacher Jane Werry sat down with our Head of Learning Shelly Ambury for an hour to talk about voice change. Watch the full discussion below.

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