Sean Dingley – Music: Teaching the Language of Sound

About the Session

We are introduced to various forms of language at a very early age – talking, reading, counting and music are all fundamental parts of childhood; however, musical learning is not always continued and developed in the same detail as other forms of language.

The result of this is that young people are often immersed in a world of listening to music, but not in thinking about how or why music works. This session aims to look at the challenge of teaching young people about sound and music and discuss methods for effectively introducing young people to musical concepts in a way which develops their understanding.

About Sean

Sean Dingley is the Director of Music for Ridgeway Education Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Didcot, Oxfordshire, comprising two secondary schools and a primary school. He is also a specialist leader in education and the music subject specialist for the Oxfordshire Teaching Training SCITT.

Sean Dingley

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