Having successfully managed the music and performing arts departments for both Gateshead and Newcastle Colleges, Phil Richardson is renowned for his high standards, approach and passion for music curriculum. With his proven track record in curriculum design, project / personnel management, partnership and quality, Phil is the ideal choice for your music solutions.

Curriculum Design

Looking to revamp your curriculum? Do you need a holistic vision for your music courses? Quay Music offers tailor-made music curriculum design from Levels 1-6. This includes working alongside members of your team to reach outstanding music education solutions.

Music Resources

Having produced material for the past seven years, culminating in being commissioned to write the keyboard programme for the Academy of Music and Sound, Phil can design bespoke music resources to suit your curriculum. This could include lesson material, project packs, progressive workbooks, ensemble arrangements / transcriptions or recordings of student work. Material can all be linked to awarding body specifications or simply be used as enrichment – the choice is yours!

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Quality Assurance and Validation

As an External Examiner, Leader, Moderator, Standards Verifier, Head of Department and Chair of several exam boards, Phil can provide you with an expert steer in quality assurance for your programme. Quay Music also supports you in taking your new curriculum through to successful validation. We act as a lead external moderator to your programme, satisfying awarding body criteria.

A strong passion and skill for partnership working, Phil supported and engaged with the team here on practical, operational and strategic levels resulting in innovative, new nationally recognised projects, as well as a solid platform to build on for the future. With Phil it felt personal and not just a ‘box ticking” exercise  – demonstrating a commitment to our vision and values with his approach.

Paul DevlinHigher Education & Research ManagerSage Gateshead