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Keith Evans

Keith Evans BA, PGCE, MA

Keith Evans

Keith Evans

Senior Lecturer, Music Education

Department of Secondary, LLTE and PE & Sport

Faculty of Education & Health

Keith Evans is Senior Lecturer of Music Education in the Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Since joining the university in 2006, Keith has taught on both Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes. He leads on the Secondary Post Graduate in Education (PGCE) Musicians in Education course which is a collaboration between the university and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. This course aims to give teachers a more holistic view of music education and includes placements in alternative settings (e.g. orchestral outreach, community music and local authority music services) in addition to the formal school context.

Prior to moving into ITT, Keith taught music in Kent schools for more than 25 years. His published writing discusses Teaching Music Musically in the 14-19 courses and whether academic and vocational qualifications in Music are fit for purpose.

Keith is also the course coordinator for the Secondary PGCE Modern Languages (French) and for the Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status in the Department. He is Link tutor for the university's Secondary PGCE programme in conjunction with our School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers: the Colchester Teacher Training Consortium and Mid Essex ITT.

Posts held previously:

  • 2003-08, Subject tutor (Music) Open University flexible PGCE
  • 1994-2006, Director of Music at Simon Langton Girls' School, Canterbury
  • 1985-94, Head of Music, Clarendon House Grammar School, Ramsgate, Kent
  • 1980-85, Assistant Director of Music, Sutton Valence School, Maidstone, Kent
  • Senior Lecturer of Music Education, Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport 
  • Lecturer on undergraduate Primary and Secondary ITT programmes
  • Course Leader on the Secondary PGCE Musicians in Education
  • 2014-15, Programme Supervisor for Teach Through Music, a Continued Professional Development programme to support teaching of music at KS3, funded by the London Schools Excellence Fund
  • 2013-15, Editorial board member, British Journal of Music Education

Keith's research interests include the pedagogy of music, the professional development of music teachers and, different traditions and practices of music education.

Cook, C., Evans, K., Philpott, C. and Spruce, G. (2016). Learning to teach Music in the Secondary School, 3rd ed. Routledge.

Evans, K. (2012). Music 14-19: choices, challenges and opportunities. In: Philpott, C. and G, Spruce. (eds.) Debates in Music Teaching. Routledge.

Evans, K. (2009). Musical Teaching and Learning in 14-19 Education. In: C, Philpott. and J, Evans. (eds.) A Practical Guide to Teaching Music in the Secondary School. Routledge.

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Evans, K. (2012). Developing a school-led pedagogy for a new postgraduate certificate in education PGCE French programme. In: At the Crossroads: new directions in teacher education. Canterbury Christ Church University.

Evans, K. (2012). Reconciling different pedagogies – how students on secondary PGCE programme make sense of different pedagogies of formal curriculum and non-formal workshop practice. In: Musician and Teacher: Employability in music education. Birmingham City University.

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