My name is Ollie Heath.
I am a qualified Teacher and professional musician. My passion is to bring learning alive with the unique power of rhythmic music. I am also a specialist Teacher of the Deaf and have been a guest lecturer at Hertfordshire University for many years.
As a child I was incredibly 'switched off' at school. I found my school life either very boring or incredibly stressful. It wasn't until I learnt to use music as a tool for learning that I really 'took off' academically. I went from being a student who barely scraped his GCSE's to getting a 2.1 at university. I don't tell you this to impress you, but to impress upon you the unique power music has as a cross curricular tool for long lasting learning. I became a class Teacher and began using music as a medium to make subjects more enjoyable and engaging. It worked so well, that I was asked by the Head to present my techniques at neighbouring primary schools. It was then that I could see that my skills were better suited visiting schools across the UK and beyond. So, after only 2 years as a class Teacher, I took the risk of setting up my own business in September 2000. I'm happy to say that I've had the best years of my teaching career and gone on to train a team and deliver INSET all over the UK and beyond.
As you can see, I offer many themes. My job is to ignite a long lasting passion for learning for primary children. Rap, rhythm and rhyme works because it's our universal language. Rhythm is something inherent within us all, and I'm so passionate to bring the joy of learning to all those children who are 'switched off' like I used to be. There's nothing more memorable than a whole school coming together through the magical medium of music. Don't believe me? Book a day and see for yourself.
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I look forward to hearing from you.