Musical stories at the heart of learning


Our Approach

We are Kate Stilitz and Kate Hopewell.

Our combined experience in education has shown us the powerful impact of Music and Creative Arts on children’s learning outcomes, self-confidence, collaboration and communication skills and emotional well-being.

Our partnership has led to the development of powerful programmes that are scaffolded around unique song cycles and a wide range of creative learning strategies. This way of working ensures a deep and enriched learning experience for both students and teachers.

We provide teacher training that places creative learning approaches and ambitious, accessible musical experiences at the heart of learning, guaranteeing high-quality curriculum outcomes and providing skills and techniques that can be used time and again.

Our work with Music Hubs, Local Education Authorities and Arts Organisations provides opportunities for schools to participate in vibrant, high-quality, large-scale performances and to celebrate learning achievements within their own school communities.


“I can’t speak highly enough of the Meadowsong programme. My class absolutely loved it. To get all the children enthused across all aspects of the curriculum – I’ve never experienced that before!”

Hayley Hudson

YR3 teacher & SENCO, Gayton Primary, Wirral

“(The Meadowsong CPD) is the best training I’ve had in 20 years. This is at the heart of education. It’s something that every school needs to do. Every single thing – the poetry, the songs, the stories. Every experience we’ve had today is clear,  concise and shows you step by step how to create that awe and wonder”

Winnie Smith

Warren Primary School, Essex