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
"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.”
It’s that time of year, the buildup to Christmas, a joyful and exciting time. So in the spirit of giving and hopefully making your lives more magical, Inclusive Music has put together a FREE Christmas Song Pack which includes many of the carols and songs we associate with the festive period. This pack is full of Christmas MIDI music files - Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with what a MIDI file is, suffice to say that when you drop it into the FREE cloud-based music-making software BANDLAB, it will instantly load up and you can play the song.