Staff Profiles


Mrs Julie Evans

Senior Lecturer

School: Secondary and Post 16 Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 923200

Profile summary

Before moving into the field of teacher education, I was a teacher and head of music in five secondary schools and also had extensive experience as an instrumental teacher of violin and piano.  I was a tutor on the Open University's PGCE Music course before I began working in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2003.  I have led the 11-18 and 7-14 PGCE Music courses.  I am currently involved in partnership working, both as a Secondary Area Lead and as an Alliance Lead Tutor.

Research and knowledge exchange

I am particularly interested in exploring the similarities and differences between curriculum and instrumental teaching and learning.  I was invited to be a member of the national working party for A Common Approach 2002: An instrumental / vocal curriculum.  I have carried out knowledge exchange and consultancy work with a number of music education hubs.  Since its formation in 2012, I worked with Soundhub, Kent's music education hub, leading on Continuing Professional Development for music educators of all kinds and also on quality assurance.  I also worked with the music education hubs in Essex, Southend and Thurrock to devise a new cross-hub mentoring process and to develop reflective practice by their mentors and teachers.  That project was carried out in collaboration with Trinity College London, an organisation with which I have previously collaborated, devising resources for the KS2 CPD for those carrying out whole class instrumental and vocal teaching.

Teaching and subject expertise

My main interest is music education.  I have been the chair of the Higher Education / Initial Teacher Education Focus Group of the National Association of Music Educators.  I have been a reviewer for the British Journal of Music Education.  I have been an external examiner at the University of Sussex and Cardiff Metropolitan University and am currently an external examiner at Bath Spa University.

External activities

I regularly present at conferences, primarily for music education hubs.  I have also produced materials to support the work of the hubs, such as a set of 5 modules entitled Assessing Musical Learning and Progression at KS3 for Soundhub Kent, which formed the basis for sustained CPD for secondary music teachers in 2014-15.

I was invited to be a member of the working group for the Certificate for Music Educators.

Publications and research outputs

Evans, J. and Philpott, C. (eds.) (2009) A Practical Guide to Teaching Music in the Secondary School, London: Routledge

Beach, N., Evans, J. and Spruce, G. (eds.) (2011) Making Music in the Primary School: Whole class instrumental and vocal teaching, London: Routledge


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