Founder - Inclusive Music & Senior Instructor
About the Instructor
Teacher, Trainer, Educator, Music Technologist, Musician
“Inclusive Music” encapsulates Phil’s passion for enabling Access For All through Music Technology. Creator of the Best Selling “Dance eJay for Schools”, co-author of “GarageBand for Schools” and now "BandLab For Schools", he encourages students to discover their own ways of learning and expressing themselves, leading Ofsted to repeatedly recognise him as an “outstanding” teacher. SEND expert and Drake Music Associate Musician, Phil believes in the reality of participation no matter what the ability or disability.
His mission is to "Teach the world to make music with BandLab"
"When we first launched the BandLab for Education platform a year ago, Phil was one of the first beta testers we reached out to due to his incredible expertise in the music EdTech space. Phil has been helping us by product testing BandLab for Education directly in schools, and providing vital weekly feedback – he shares what fellow educators and their students find useful in our product, but also continually challenges us to improve our overall service. On top of that, he has gone the extra mile to create his own BandLab tutorials that are incredibly useful for anyone looking to get started making music.
Overall, Phil's support and strategic thinking has been invaluable. His name is recognised and respected even amongst our Education industry contacts here in Singapore. We are very excited to continue our partnership at BETT 2019 – where Phil will be sharing best practices for BandLab for Education – and beyond."
Jessica Vas - BandLab
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how much we're enjoying the music lessons. The children have really taken to it well and the adults are learning a lot!
So...a big thank you from us!
All the best,"
Emma, Laura and Year 5
"Our Simple Accessible Music project was very popular with teachers and pupils. Nine schools have been involved so far with six further schools scheduled this academic year. So far all have adapted their school music curriculum to include music technology, with some teachers cascading to parallel classes and several intending to develop through whole-school CPD.
Phil is highly competent with a range of software and its application in schools. He has recently been working with BandLab (a free educational resource) and assisting its creators with its development, opening up possibilities for schools. He is very knowledgeable about hardware and software.
These are high-quality online resources which have been popular with teachers and are also useful as a training resource after workshop delivery."
Fiona Pendreigh - Head of Plymouth Music Education Hub & Chair of the Music Education Council
“We know we are offering quality musical moments for our students and staff when Phil leads the sessions. Totally reliable and professional – I recommend him without reservation.”
A great starter pack for creating an EDM song. The pack is arranged into different keys with Beats, Chord Progressions matching Bass Riffs and Melodies.
The beauty of MIDI files is that you can decide which sounds you use and edit the tempo, timing, key and pretty much anything you like.
The video explains how to do this and gives creative examples of what is possible to get you inspired.
Happy Music Making!
Phil: Founder Inclusive Music