Welcome to Passionate About Music Education website.
I am Rachel Hardman and I am a passionate musician and music educator. I have been teaching music for nearly 25 years in secondary schools in the UK, Switzerland and Bermuda.
Even after all this time, I am still as passionate about sharing my love of music with others. In fact, you could definitely call me a music geek!
I have taught academic music programs, bands, choirs, instrumental lessons, designed curriculums and directed many concerts and shows with the fantastic students I teach. I love all genres and styles of music and I share this passion with my students, colleagues and friends.
I have developed and run successful music departments, trained colleagues, been a music examiner and recently re-designed the middle school music curriculum for the Bermuda Government.
So what is Passionate About Music Education?
I strongly believe in the power of the arts and it’s place in every culture and society. The arts must have a place in schools, education and in our every day lives. I want to bring this message to a much wider audience and continue to advocate for the value of the arts. I have been fortunate to have an amazing career, teach wonderful students and met so many wonderful friends, parents, and colleagues on this journey. I believe that the arts are an amazing life-long hobby for all and an awesome career path.
I want to support aspiring musicians and educators cope with the demands of working in education. It is a high-demand and continuously changing profession and at times can be incredibly stressful. Therefore I offer courses on stress management as well as learning the skills to become an awesome musician and teacher.
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