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It was a long-held ambition of Roberto Iannandrea, Head of Music at The British School in the Netherl
September 12 · Issue #81 · View online
The British School in The Netherlands
It was a long-held ambition of Roberto Iannandrea, Head of Music at The British School in the Netherlands (BSN), to combine his passions—music and teaching—by setting up a record label entirely run by students. With the support and encouragement he received at BSN, he was able to achieve this ambition, and has created something truly unique.

This is Roberto’s story:

When I was ‘young-er’ I was a session musician based in London, UK and toured the world with some high profile bands; then I became a teacher and since my first day in the profession, I always asked myself ‘Could I ever set up a record label and publish music produced, arranged and performed by my students?’ After having worked and lived in the UK, Malawi, Gabon, and Nepal, I landed in The Netherlands, and here at the BSN, at the Senior School Voorschoten (SSV) campus to be precise, is where the answer to my question became… ‘Yes!’

Roberto Iannandrea, Head of Music
In January 2018 I launched the official record label of the school BSN Sessions. To date, we have produced and released 3 singles, 3 EPs and 1 Album with a total of 30 songs! The record label is run by students who record and produce the talented musicians of the BSN family. The record label provides the perfect environment where students from all different expertise can collaborate, communicate, learn from one another and test their leadership skills. We have an excellent Project Manager who meets weekly with the other thirteen members and disseminates information and takes decisions about future plans. It is a lot of work, and to divide the responsibility the team is structured into the following sub-teams: Marketing, Production, Creative, and Logistics.

As a music teacher, my pedagogy is based on inspiring students, providing them with challenging but rewarding scenarios and most importantly, to break down the teacher/student barrier and let them understand that music-making activities go beyond the school settings. Music is an important part of our lives, and us, teachers, are here to support all our students with their growth and their aspirations…
Read the rest of Roberto’s story on the BSN Voices blog.
The current The British School in the Netherlands’ BSN Sessions production team.
BSN Sessions - The official record label of the British School in the Netherlands, a playlist by Roberto Iannandrea on Spotify
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