Music In Schools
Hi, my name is Nigel.
I am best known as the songwriter and keyboardist for OMD and The Stone Roses, and over the past 20 years I have run Singing, Songwriting, Gospel Choir, and Whole School Singing Programs, as Team and Confidence Building Experiences for Schools and Businesses.
My current and past clients include:
- Cathedral Schools Trust
- The Greenshaw Learning Trust
- Nexus Learning Partnership
- Cabot Learning Federation
- Painsley Catholic College
- St Mary Redcliffe School
- St Stephens Primary School
- Stanbridge Primary School
Choose From The Following Workshops
The Music Industry
I Have A Dream
SINGSPIRATION is a whole year singing workshop ideal for Whole School singing in primary school and year 7’s.
The journey from primary to secondary is often a challenging one, and this workshop helps the transition, is a great opportunity to identify musical talent, and a great pathway for others to explore your schools musical opportunities.
SINGSPIRATION is about unity, building confidence, the power of story telling and creating life long memories through song.
The workshop lasts for 1 hour and is the type of experience that will build a great platform for a students future life in your school.
The Music Industry
This workshop can be tailored to suit your area of focus, so choose from one or all the following sessions:
The Music Business – covers how music gets from the artist to the consumer, the job roles and responsibilities at each stage, the types of organisations involved, and how the industry constantly adapts to the digital age.
Songwriting – we cover the common obstacles and hurdles in the songwriting process, and show aspiring songwriters key approaches to writing songs.
Record Production – This will help your students understand how records gets produced and how to make their productions more effective.
The Ultimate Performer- In this section, I help students to understand How to get out of their comfort zone and What makes a great live performer.
However after one hour, the energy in the room has dramatically changed as people have stepped out of their comfort zone and embraced this amazing challenge.
This is because Gospel music increases confidence, encourages teamwork and promotes effective listening skills because of the nature of 3 part harmony
This amazing workshop is designed to help your students explore and discover the cultural basis for gospel music, provide a diverse experience, as well as being a time to just celebrate and enjoy life!
Ideally for year 10’s and above, if you are looking for something fun, exciting, diverse, and uplifting for your students or your team…
Then this is for you!
I Have A DREAM
Over the course of the past 25 years I have the opportunity to coach, mentor, develop a wide range of people and the one thing that has been essential in every area is CONFIDENCE.
The I have a dream seminar is a 45 minute presentation that I usually deliver to whole year groups, where I weave your school values into a practical step by step guide of how the values of Ambition, Confidence, Persistence, have underpinned my career as a musician and entrepreneur.
I tell the story of my journey from playing the piano as a 3 year old, through to my time in OMD, The Stone Roses, as a Tech Entrepreneur including my current day songwriting and record production work.
It also provides the opportunity for musical demonstration of ear training and a Q&A to show the transferability of key skills
What About You?
The best teachers are role models, renowned for their ability to make lessons interesting, good listeners, and inspire confidence.
If you are busy developing the minds of others, then who supports you?
How much access do you have to vocationally-specific, workplace case-study materials or expertise?
Do you need someone to bounce ideas off or introduction to specialist resources?
Post workshop, you will be able to book time with me as you need it, whether this is for encouragement and inspiration, or ideas and introduction to additional resources
Get in Touch With Me
Thank you for taking time to look at the different options here.
In line with the school timetable, I will be taking bookings from September 2021.
I would love the chance to talk to you about music and the performing arts in your school, your aspirations for the school year ahead, and how I can support your ongoing development.
Please fill in the form on the right, let me know the best way to contact you, and we will will take it from there.
Have a great day