KAREN P SCOTT - MMUS, Masters in Music 'Dis' & BA(Hons) 1st in Commercial Music.
ISM Member, Arts Award Advisor, Kindermusik Educator, KCC Music Teacher, Private Freelance Professional Musician, Session Work, Singer/Songwriter, Illustrator/Author.
Enhanced DBS, Full Public Liability and Employers Insurance
"I believe in making learning for children fun as well as educational, harnessing their own imagination and creativity through the use of storytelling, song and music which is my passion."
Since 2008 to present I have been running music sessions, workshops and teaching. Engaging and igniting opportunities to reach each child individually. Unlocking and inspiring their creativity, building self-confidence and awareness. Working extensively with children with SEN(D), I found that 'How to be a star'TM is a great medium to access and be inclusive and supports learning.
'How to be a Star' TM - Promotes PSHE and raises environmental awareness to help children understand the world around them and their own role within it as a global steward. This focus is key to helping them feel safe, included and responsible in their own environments and community. Using traditional techniques of storytelling through song and a myriad of creative activities. 'How to be a Star' TM educational learning resource is aligned and enriches curriculum objectives, making it an exciting and unique tool to use. A Story Song collections and series, developed whilst working with many children and professionals since 2008. Each Story Song is unique, original and inspirational. With the various age groups and classes I have worked with, it has been clear that everyone taking part has enjoyed the different creative learning experiences we have shared. I have been able to embrace the essence of how children learn, engage and respond, which has enabled me to focus and specifically develop and weave organically what children love throughout the various themes, which are delivered at child level.
As a Freelance music teacher with a Masters in Music 'Distinction' in composition and a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Commercial Music. I have been running music sessions and storytelling workshops since 2008, and have had the pleasure of working alongside many professionals in various settings. I have worked for a local Kent based Music School, a varied number of local primary schools, pre-school, nurseries, summer schools and run independent Music Groups for Parents and Toddlers, Workshops and Clubs in schools, in the community and festivals. In the early days I worked for Kent County Council as a freelance music teacher and then further trained as a Kindermusik Educator which focuses on introducing music to babies and pre-school and KS1 children and SEN(D). As a mother of two with a child with special needs myself, I have worked with many children with different needs and became overwhelming inspired to develop a creative programme that was inspirational, accessible and inclusive, this is why I have written - 'How to be a Star'TM. I wanted to provide a platform for dyslexic, autistic and other areas of SEN(D) through the medium of song, music and arts. Learning through song and multi-sensory learning is interesting, expressive and a fun way to learn for all involved.
'How to be a Star' TM - Workshops, After School Clubs, Music Group Sessions and individual tuition for SEN(D) children with an opportunity to further develop communication/language skills, reading, music, singing and wellbeing. 'How to be a Star' TM is suitable for all learning environments such as home education, in a classroom, Forest schools and much more.
Enhanced DBS checked, Full Public Liability and Employers Insurance, Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).
Arts Award Advisor for Trinity College London.
MMUS Masters in Music & BA (Hons) Commercial Music