Led by LSO Workshop leader Rachel Leach and LSO musicians, these day-long workshops at LSO St Luke’s equip primary school teachers, and other staff teaching music, with the skills to take a creative and hands-on approach to composing music in the classroom.
As part of each Creative Day you will be invited to attend an LSO evening concert, free of charge, at the Barbican Centre to hear the full London Symphony Orchestra perform.
In addition to termly Creative Days, we also run a year-long CPD programme for primary teachers, Music in the Classroom. Creative Days explore some of the content of this year-long programme, and are therefore an ideal way to experience our way of working before you apply for Music in the Classroom.
Creative Days in 2019/20
Monday 14 October 2019, 10am-3pm, LSO St Luke’s
At this full-day workshop, led by LSO Animateur Rachel Leach and musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra, teachers will be introduced to classroom projects and songs written specially for KS2, and learn the best techniques of teaching these to a class. In the afternoon, teachers will observe Rachel Leach demonstrating how to lead one of the projects with a class of KS2 pupils. The projects will be based on a piece of music by French composer Ravel, called Bolero, which is featured on LSO Play.
Teachers attending this Creative Day will be invited to see the full LSO perform an evening concert at the Barbican during half term, on Thursday 24 October. (Please note the concert programme on this occasion is unrelated to the Creative Day content).
Monday 16 March 2020, 10am-3pm, LSO St Luke’s
More details about this Creative Day will be updated soon. Teachers attending this Creative Day will be invited to see the full LSO perform an evening 'Half Six Fix' concert at the Barbican, on Wednesday 18 March. The Creative Day activities will take inspiration from music by Bartók, featured in the evening concert on 18 March.
Monday 18 May 2020, 10am-3pm, LSO St Luke’s
More details about this Creative Day will be updated soon. Teachers attending this Creative Day will be invited to see the full LSO perform an evening concert at the Barbican, on Thursday 11 June. The Creative Day activities will take inspiration from The Firebird by Stravinsky, featured in the evening concert on 11 June.
Cost to school: £75+VAT per Creative Day per teacher
If the cost is a barrier to your school's participation, please contact us to discuss options.