This summer SBSJ was one of only 3 centres nationally to host the globally renowned Musical Futures Just Play course. Just Play is Musical Futures’ ‘first access’ programme for both teachers and students. It is designed to build holistic musical skills and an understanding of how to play as a whole class band. The approach is designed to engage students in whole class music making by providing a simple step by step resource that supports the development of instrumental skills on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele, using music that students like, recognise and engage with. Music Teachers travelled from all across the U.K to attend the course at Ardor site.
The course was led by SBSJ’s Mrs Ross-Shaw and Managing Director of Musical Futures UK, Fran Hannan. Fran speaks regularly at International Conferences and is an expert on Music Education.