NEW BEGINNINGS 15.10.19
Iain has stepped down from a 12-and-a-half year association at a primary school in Bilston as creative partner, delivering whole-class music workshops, creative activities and music input.
Initially employed through Creative Partnerships, the primary motivation of the project was to research and inform the following question:
How can we develop music as an integral part of the curriculum and improve pupils’ independence when creating and performing music?
The partnership brought music alive for over two generations of pupils who might not have otherwise gained chances in music.
Creative Partnerships was the UK government's flagship creative learning programme, established in 2002 as part of the Council's SR2000 settlement to develop young people's creativity through artists' engagement with schools in nominated areas across England. Its funding was cut by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition-managed Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England in 2011, with activity in schools ending in summer 2011.
NEW PIANO TEACHING ROLE WITH ARTHUR TERRY LEARNING PARTNERSHIP IN SUTTON COLDFIELD 20.09.19
Iain Masson will deliver education work for the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership as piano teacher at Mere Green Primary School, starting on 23rd September.
CERTIFICATES GALORE! 07.07.19
Special well done to my piano and brass students who have sat their summer 2019 ABRSM exams at St. Columba's United Reformed Church in Moseley - between themselves, they collectively achieved an Aural mark of 92%. Ishan (Star Harmony Music) G1 Piano - Distn* (*140), Omar (Shades Music) Grade 2 Jazz Piano - Distinction, James (Shades Music) Grade 3 Trumpet - Merit, Amelie (Shades Music) Grade 1 Piano - Merit, Stella (Shades Music) Grade 1 Piano - Distinction and Jeevan (Shades Music) Grade 1 Piano - Merit. I am a very proud tutor!
CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP IN BLACK COUNTRY 07.06.19
Iain will deliver a 5th academic year as creative music partner, workshop leader and accompanist on the Ashmore Park estate in Wednesfield from September and a 13th year as creative music partner, accompanist and workshop leader in Bilston.
EXAM SUCCESS 14.04.19
Well done to my hard-working Shades Music students who have attained very good or excellent results in their ABRSM piano exams. The 100% pass rate continues into 2019!
MEMBERSHIP OF INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS (MISM) 13.03.19
Iain has become a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM), the UK's professional body for musicians.
STAR HARMONY! 27.02.19
Iain is proud to deliver home lessons for Star Harmony Music! Star Harmony Music is a new music education business providing high quality music activities in the community. Watch this space!