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Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

Programme announced for Music & Drama Education Expo | London 2019

3:56, 15th October 2018

The programme has been announced for Music & Drama Education Expo’s London conference, taking place on 6 & 7 March 2019 at Olympia London.

Nicola Benedetti, internationally renowned violinist and president of the European String Teachers Association, leads the line-up of expert speakers – presenting a practical masterclass for violin and viola teachers, as well as a keynote session on music education and her views on technical and musical approaches to playing.

The event offers over 60 free-to-attend CPD sessions covering both music and drama education – with practical workshops on body percussion, stage combat, street dance and dhol drumming; as well as seminars on the new piano and brass syllabuses, assessment at KS3, gender and sexuality in classroom drama, writing A-level essays, devising using practitioners, celebrating creativity in young people with additional needs, rap, DJing and music production.

Head of content Sarah Lambie said: ‘I am so proud of our programme for London 2019, we’ve squeezed in yet another increase to the number of sessions available for drama delegates, and instituted a new “Meet the Expert” aspect to the Sharing Labs where topics are hosted by a dedicated expert in that field, to facilitate discussion among delegates but also to pitch in with their own considerable experience.

‘Meanwhile in the music programme there are some extra special stars of the music world visiting, who we know you’ll be really excited to meet: Nicola Benedetti’s running a masterclass! Need I say more? I can’t wait to share two days of fantastic, FREE CPD with you, in our biggest Expo yet.’

View the full programme and book free tickets at http://www.mdexpo.co.uk/london

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