Following on from our recent online meeting, we are excited to be planning the next Essex Music Hub’s Primary Music Teachers Network event.

During these meetings, research, resources and projects are shared that can be utilized in classrooms and colleagues round the county discuss how music is made in schools.  We will also share some quick ideas that can be taken away and use the next day in your classrooms.

Our next network meeting, taking place on Thursday 22 April, will focus on singing, thinking about how we can safely sing in school and how we can use the opportunity of limitation to explore good vocal health and singing technique (which is best practised quietly!)

We will be joined by Charlotte Brosnan to introduce *Friday Afternoons’ resources and to give us a taster of the CPD session that she will be delivering in the week following the meeting.

Subsequent meetings will be planned for each half term and will cover topics related to all aspects of music in primary schools.

If you have any ideas for future sessions, would like to share an idea or have a question you would like us to address please contact and we look forward to seeing you virtually soon.


Charlotte Brosnan is a professional singer, conductor and workshop leader with a wealth of teaching experience who until recently sung full time with Apollo5, a professional vocal group that perform all around the world each year, mixing classical music with jazz, pop and contemporary composition.

In January 2017 she took up the position of Choral Director at the City of London School for Girls and she enjoys a wide variety of teaching and workshop roles for various schools and national organisations namely The National Youth Choir Kenya, she is also an ambassador for Friday Afternoons. Charlotte is a Musical Director for Monumental Choir and Landmark Sound and is in demand as workshop leader adjudicator.

Charlotte Brosnan is currently studying with Ben Johnson. She has been a soloist in many of the World’s prestigious concert venues including The Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Marks (Venice), Disney Hall (LA), National Concert Hall (Taipei) and has sung at the FA Cup final and Six Nations rugby games. Charlotte has recorded the Grammy Award winning Album, ‘Light and Gold,’ with the world-renowned composer Eric Whitacre.

*Friday Afternoons is a year-round singing initiative inspired by Benjamin Britten, encouraging quality in singing with young people. Every year Snape Maltings commissions a new set of songs for the Friday Afternoons project, which are sung by young people at events around the world. Alongside providing fantastic new resources, Snape Maltings supports leaders at all levels to ensure their skills continue to develop