Biography

Ben is an experienced teacher and educator with experience in Music education for Secondary, Further Education, Primary and Early Years pupils as a classroom teacher and peripatetic. Ben is a regular performer and workshop leader for a multitude of organisations.

Ben teaches both Subject Enrichment and Pedagogy for Learning modules for the Secondary Music PGCE course.

Qualifications and memberships

  • PGCE Secondary Music (Lancaster University)
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Music) (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts – LIPA)

Academic and research interests

Research interests include Folk and Traditional music of the British Isles; Sociological impact of Music education on the social development of young people; Recognising and dealing with performance anxiety; Home Education.

Recent external roles

  • Registered Carer
  • Music Leader (More Music)
  • Former Trustee: Folk Arts North West (FOLKUS)