Teach Through Music Inspire Event - Preparing all pupils for Key Stage 4

Our first in the series of Inspire Events took place in the London Living Room at City Hall last Wednesday. Curated by Karen Brock, Head of Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES), the event focussed on the (sometimes difficult) transition from KS3 to KS4 music.


  1. The event brought together KS3 music teachers who are enrolled on the programme, those wanting a bit of extra CPD, representatives from music education organisations, and current KS4 pupils from the Harris Academy Greenwich, and Stoke Newington School.
  2. The setting was undeniably impressive to all attendees!
  3. The event opened with some icebreaker questions for roundtable discussions.
  4. Programme Supervisor for Teach Through Music Keith Evans took to the stage to deliver the keynote speech.
  5. After Keith's provocative address, Zoe Carassik Whitfield from Sound Connections (lead partner in Teach Through Music) hosted a panel discussion with the students on their perspectives of the transition from KS3 to KS4.
  6. Presentations were then given from two Teach Through Music Fellows Emily Boxer, Stephen Berryman and Julie Stanning, and Head of Music at Stoke Newington School Owen Bourne.