Anthony Anderson

Research Assistant in Music Education and Visiting Lecturer

School of Education and Social Work
Email:
Anthony.Anderson@bcu.ac.uk

Anthony taught music in schools for 16 years, during which time he was a Head of Performing Arts.  He is an accredited Advanced Skills Teacher and coach, and has worked as an Outstanding Facilitator with the National College for Teaching and Leadership.  He is an experienced initial teacher educator having worked in schools as a subject mentor and lead mentor across a variety of subjects.

As a former chair of the Expert Subject Advisory Group for Music, Anthony has worked closely with many organisations on curriculum development.  He was lead music consultant for BBC Bitesize for many years, and also completed work on music curriculum taxonomies for Channel 4 Learning and Discovery Education.  He has served as an adviser to many music services across the country, including Leicestershire Schools Music Service and Services for Education in Birmingham.  Anthony has written many published materials for teachers and is a member of the editorial board for the British Journal of Music Education.

Anthony completed his PhD on music curriculum design in secondary schools in 2019 and continues to be fascinated by all things curriculum.  He is currently working at the university as a research assistant in music education, contributing to a wide range of research into school and arts-based practices and is also a visiting lecturer in the school of education.  He is a former post-graduate researcher and assistant lecturer at BCU.  He teaches on a wide range of university programmes, including secondary and primary Music PGCE, and a variety of Masters education modules.  In addition, he is external examiner for secondary music QTS at the University of Reading.

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