SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Emily Sayers

BMus (Huddersfield University) PGCE (Canterbury Christ Church University) MA (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Teaching
  • Research


Emily Janet Sayers
Emily Sayers
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Thesis title:
Cognitive Aspects of North Indian Classical Music: How Children Learn to Compose and Improvise in an Oral Tradition
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Year of Entry: 2016
Internal Supervisors

External Supervisors

Prof Susan Hallam, MBE (UCL / IoE)


I am a string player, singer and teacher who has taught music and music technology in secondary school and university settings for the past 14 years. I have two children and live in Canterbury.


I am a trustee of Orchestras for All and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


I teach at Canterbury Christ Church University where I run the PGCE 7-14 Music, PGCE Secondary Music and School Direct Music courses in Partnership with Schools across Kent, East Sussex, Medway and London.


  • North Indian Classical Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Psychology
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Education Policy