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Live coding could lead the way in music education

Released: 02.03.15

Live Coding

A ground-breaking way of making music and teaching children was showcased at a music education conference by lecturers from the Faculty of Culture and Language Sciences at the University of St Mark & St John.

During the South West Peninsula Music Education Conference 2015, which took place in Buckfast in Devon, Dr Tim Sayer, Programme Leader for Live Music at the University demonstrated ‘live coding’, which is a dynamic way of teaching children to learn computer coding in music lessons.

He said: “Live coding is a ground-breaking use of technology within live music. It’s an excellent way to get children to engage with coding, which is high on the agenda at the moment.  There are new programming environments emerging now which are fun to use and allow young people to express themselves creatively.

“It feels like a natural extension of DJ culture and is proving very popular in other areas of the country. We think the University has a role to play in providing teachers with the skills and tools to bring these exciting developments into their classrooms"

For information about studying an undergraduate or postgraduate ‘live music’ or ‘sound’ course at the University of St Mark & St John, visit one of our Open Days.

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