Matt Dix (CEO and Founder)
Matt has been a KS2 teacher for 15 years in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County, working in a range of year groups and lead roles, with curriculum responsibilities including music, computing and English. In a previous life, Matt was also a bass player in the early 2000s indie band Love Ends Disaster! and has also made maths, science and English songs and content for children in Key Stage 2 as the CEO of Manic Street Teachers.
Caroline Cawley (Music Specialist)
Caroline has been working in primary schools for 10 years in and around Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County. She has most recently been influenced by the Kodály method of teaching music which uses folk songs, Curwen hand signs, pictures, movable-do, rhythm symbols, and syllables. She has recently returned from a tour of the U.S.A. with rockers Church of the Cosmic Skull and fronts her own band Dystopian Future Movies.
Advisors and Experts
We consult regularly with a range of teachers and experts to ensure our list of musicians and subsequent resources link to the national curriculum, are diverse and representative in nature and meet the needs of our teachers and children by trialling content. Teachers and experts include: Azuraye Williams (Transform Trust Diversity Lead), Emma Thomas (PSHE & SMSC Lead at St. Mary's RC Primary) and Emilios Pavli - pictured (Music Lead at South Wilford C of E Primary). We are keen to adapt and improve the site so please contact us with further suggestions.
Schools Programme 2023/24
Download our handy PDF guide which outlines everything you need to know about Musician of the Month. This document details our journey, our resources and what impact we've had in schools so far. To download the document CLICK HERE.
Coverage and Rationale
We have created our resources with diversity and cultural capital at its heart. Read about how our current crop of musicians are linked to a number of factors. We cover classical composers, traditions and popular artists from every continent but have also woven the 9 protected characteristics of the Equality Act, 2010 in our list of studied musicians. Our site is not static and we will be adapting and adding to it based on your feedback. To take a look at our Coverage and Rationale document, please CLICK HERE.
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