Creative Days

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 ways of working before you apply for Music in the Classroom.

Creative Days in 2018/19

Monday 15 October 2018
10.00am-3.30pm (please note slightly later finish time), LSO St Luke's
Teachers will be introduced to classroom projects and songs written specially for KS2, and learn the best techniques of teaching these to their class. In the afternoon, teachers have the opportunity to observe Rachel Leach demonstrating how to lead one of the projects with a class of KS2 pupils.

The projects explored at this Creative Day are all inspired by a new picture book by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks, "Presto and Zesto in Limboland", which features in LSO's upcoming KS2 Schools Concert on 5 November at the Barbican Hall.

Monday 11 March 2019
10.00am-3.00pm, LSO St Luke's
Teachers will explore how to compose and create music in the classroom using a piece of classical music as a stimulus. This Creative Day will also include active listening techniques and activities. Further details to be released soon.

Monday 29 April 2019
10.00am-3.00pm, LSO St Luke's
Teachers will explore how to compose and create music in the classroom using a piece of classical music as a stimulus. This Creative Day will also include ideas for creative ways to note down and remember your classroom compositions, involving the whole class in the process, and using techniques such as graphic scores. Further details to be released soon.

Booking information

Cost to school: £75+VAT* per Creative Day per teacher
*Occasionally we run special offers and discounts. Please ask us about this when you book your place, particularly if the cost would be barrier for your school.

To book a place, or for more information, please contact Pia Luck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name, email address, and school address.

 

Teacher leading music session