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Music roadshow hits the right notes


Coatbridge High School welcomed students and staff from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for an immersive and inspiring day of music.

Pupils worked side-by-side with Bachelor of Education (Music) students from Scotland’s national conservatoire before showcasing their talents in a special performance.

Kieran Hunter, who teaches music at Coatbridge High School, said: “Students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland recently spent a day with some of our pupils focused entirely on music. It was fantastic to be part of this and to provide them with the opportunity to perform in front of their parents/carers and invited guests. 

“I am so grateful to the Bachelor of Education (Music) department students and staff at the Royal Conservatoire for giving up their time and expertise to work with our young people.”

The Bachelor of Education (Music) with Honours degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a vocational programme for musicians who aspire to teach music in primary and secondary schools.

The Coatbridge High School event is one of many that the students and department take nationwide on annual roadshows.

A spokesperson for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland said: “Our roadshows are great opportunities for our students to take the lead in working closely with pupils. With their high levels of creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism, they are wonderful ambassadors for everything that we do at the Conservatoire.

“By working side-by-side with the Coatbridge High School pupils, our students were able to support the young people in coming together as an ensemble while also learning more about our Education programmes at the Conservatoire. We are delighted that the activities were so well received, and we wish them all the best for their musical learning in the future.

The relationship between the school and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland began when Dr Angela Jaap, Lecturer in Professional Learning, was invited to talk to pupils at a 'Career in the Spotlight' session as part of the Future Fridays programme.

Pupils who took part in the music event said:  

"I really enjoyed the event and wish we could do it again"

"I hope there will be more events like this in the future"

"It was an amazing event, and we all had a fantastic time!"

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22 Jun 2022

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