Post by: Mr Mangle

Date: 19/11/2015

We were delighted to have been invited by Dr Anne Emerson to deliver a seminar on the Magical Music Factory as part of this year’s seminar series for those studying on the University of Nottingham’s MA in Special Educational Needs. 19 Masters students from across the world learned about the benefits of using music technology in SEN settings and had a play in the Factory.UON SEN

Post by: Mrs Mangle

Date: 05/05/2015

Were delighted to share with you an article written by Anita Holford about a child who took part in (and benefited from) our project that piloted Mr Mangles Magical Music Factory. It will be on the Youth Music site in a months time but you can read it here right now.

Children involved in the project


Post by: Mrs Mangle

Date: 22/04/2015

Westdale Infants School in Nottingham are the latest school to install multiple copies of The Magical Music Factory  It is running in Reception, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6.  We’ll be sending them a telegram later in the term to see how the children and staff are getting on with it!

Post by: Mrs Mangle

Date: 23/03/2015

The forward-thinking Earlyarts have been quick to catch onto Mr Mangle, seeing its potential as a creative, open-ended software resource (their words, honestly…..) and were kind enough to feature a blog about transforming teaching and learning with music technology from Mat Andasun.

Please take a moment to check them out and in particular, have a gander at their guide to Creative Teaching.  They wrote the guide to offer professionals a chance to build confidence in their own creativity as well as helping their children learn more effectively. Not all ten strategies will inspire you to shine, but I bet at least one of them will.

These strategies are also useful for parents and carers. If anything can reduce their stress and increase their confidence and engagement in life, then creativity can.


Post by: Mr Mangle


Apologies for the lengthy silence but we’ve been busy on the road!  So far the Factory Bus has taken us the length and breadth of the East Midlands (it’s rock n roll Jim but not as we know it) and into the virtual web-o-sphere via the lovely Earlyarts.  The Magical Music Factory has appeared at the East Midlands Arts Conference, at 3 seminars in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester where the wonderful Martha Toogood gave a sneak preview of her excellent report into our pilot project (which we’ll come to in a later post), and made a guest appearance at the Derbyhire Arts Subject Leaders network.  More gigs on their way!  Let’s hope they can all fit on the back of my satin tour jacket.

Post by: Mr Mangle

Date: 22/11/2014

Mr Mangles Magical Music Factory is being launched on November 24th at the East Midlands Arts Conference.  After a 18 months of development (and following a number of years of refining its practice) it will be available as digital download with a trial period.  A license can be bought either from the website or by contacting Mr Mangle Education Ltd which will activate the software, giving you full use of its functions.  The are a range of tutorial videos and lesson plans to give you ideas to get you started, and more will be added to this collection over the coming weeks. Have fun!