Singing game with xylophones

Singing game with xylophones

Come to LONDON this spring and have the most amazing PRIMARY MUSIC WEEKEND with me, Sally Wagter, author of Active Music…

A full Saturday and Sunday of musical learning and game-playing at Plumcroft Primary School,Plum Lane, Plumstead, London, SE18 3HW

  • Get fresh inspiration for your music teaching!
  • Join like-minded people
  • Saturate yourself with musical activities!
  • Become even more of a MUSIC SPECIALIST!

Together we will cover all these aspects of music learning with children:

  • Pulse games
  • Rhythm and how to teach it
  • Pitch and how to teach it
  • Rhythm games
  • Pitch games
  • Solfa
  • Musical notation – stick notation
  • Stave notation – the very basics
  • Using puppets in music lessons
  • How to teach instrumental playing
  • Playing tuned instruments while singing
  • Incorporating untuned instruments into games
  • Getting the xylophones out of the cupboard!
  • The pentatonic scale and its simplicity
  • Rounds, canons
  • The skill of internalising (thinking voice)
  • Composing with simple musical ingredients
  • Using ostinatos, texture, timbre, structure…
  • Conducting
  • Fun improvising games
  • 20+ things to do with one song/chant
  • how to deliver OUTSTANDING music lessons!
  • Assessment
  • The creative curriculum
  • TRADITIONAL SINGING GAMES: clapping games, skipping games, French skipping, ball games (all playground games)
  • The new 2014 Music National Curriculum

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the 2 days –

You will have access to email and telephone support following the course –

RESOURCES with be on sale throughout the 2 days and whole sets of ACTIVE MUSIC will be available to trial…

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09This course is run by me, Sally Wagter (B/Ed.Hons) author of Active Music and Primary Music Specialist singing games books and DVDs.  I have an Early Years Kodaly Certificate,15 years experience as a music specialist in a variety of schools and have run MUSIC INSETS and training days throughout the UK for the last 12 years.

COST for the 2 whole days is ONLY £195 –

EARLY BIRD!   BOOK by March 13th and ONLY PAY £150…

To BOOK A PLACE, phone me, Sally on 07963 431405 or email




An amazing Active Music testimonial

cropped-publication10.jpgIt’s always great to receive testimonials and this one came from Yvonne White, a music specialist teacher who also works in Special Education. Yvonne attended a course before purchasing and using Active Music…
‘Regarding active music, there are so many things I like about it.
Firstly, I think this scheme is what music education is all about. The fact that you deliver training to support the scheme is really great  as it helps to make things more concrete. It encourages you to buy the resource, it brings it alive  and highlights how much more accessible all the material is. When reading the material, many things we covered at the training come flooding back, so you access the scheme quicker and with greater understanding, which is a great time saver, as you are already mentally tuned in.
The DVD’s are a great asset as these immediately show you how to put things into practice and are great for CPD. This is how I would like to use the resource with different staff that I work with. It will give them confidence and give them a reference point when I am not there to support them.  I have learnt new repertoire and new ideas that I will (and have already) put into practice.
There is a lot of information, but it has clear explanations and teaches you the key skills and shows clear steps of progression that make sense to the specialist and non specialist alike. This therefore gives confidence to more reluctant teachers.’
More testimonials to come… Don’t forget to trial Active Music for FREE, please contact Sally on 07963 431405…