Music and numbers

Wren Music Ebenezer Hall, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Music and Numbers

You may already play a musical instrument, but have you ever thought how much maths there is in music? You count time, you read beats in a bar on the music sheet, you hear a semi-tone or change octave.

“Music and Numbers” is a course designed to build confidence in maths. It is focused on practical activities, eg. reading music, playing an instrument, etc.. Your maths tutor will come alongside and help you identify the maths you already use, probably even without thinking about it.

Course content

You will be playing an instrument, reading music, listening to music, and playing music together with others. During the course you will also watch demonstrations and videos to increase your experience and understanding.

Support and feedback

Feedback from the tutor, and discussions with other class members.

Additional costs and requirements

You need to already play an instrument and bring this and any amp or back up equipment with you.

You might find it useful to bring something to take notes.

There are no additional costs

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No although your tutor may suggest things you could do at home if you wish. It would be advantageous to practice between sessions, and the tutor may send you emails for you to respond to.

About the tutor

John Austen works as an Area Tutor (Maths) for Learn Devon and is based in West Devon. Prior to this his posts have included school teacher, literacy/numeracy tutor, management training consultant and Skills for Life numeracy tutor – amounting to over 40 years experience in education.

John has Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) in maths and arts. He also plays guitar in local bands – along with maths music is another passion.

“I like teaching, it is great when you see the learner understand and then look to progress further”

John Austen, Area Tutor

Start date01 May 2018
End date22 May 2018
Start time13:30
End time16:00
Concessions not available