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Every month Music Teacher publishes materials for KS3, 4 and 5, offering complete units of work, GCSE and A level set-work info and activities, and practical ideas across all levels for both classroom and peripatetic teachers. All materials are written by experienced teachers and examiners and provide indispensable content for your teaching.

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Teaching adults

VMT

Author: Helen Reid

This resource explores the topic of teaching adult students. For the purposes of this resource, I’ll define adult learners as those who are not learning in a formal educational context, ie school,...

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World tour: popular music from West Africa

KS 3

Author: Simon Rushby

The previous stop on our World Tour series was the Middle East (Music Teacher, March 2021), and for our fifth resource of the series we cross the Red Sea and head west to explore some of the...

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AQA AoS4: Kodály’s Háry János

KS 4

Author: Jonathan James

Zoltán Kodály’s slogan was ‘Let music belong to everyone!’ And that’s a sentiment very much on display in the suite taken from his popular light opera Háry János. AQA have produced a detailed...

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Developing wider listening: the Romantic period

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

The Romantic period, which lasted for most of the 19th century and left a strong legacy in the 20th and beyond, was a time of great change in all art forms. In this resource, which follows on from...

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OCR AoS 1: Haydn Symphony No. 48 (Maria Theresia)

KS 5

Author: Hanh Doan

This prescribed work should be studied and contextualised within a number of other works in this Area of Study. Studying other symphonies by Haydn, as well as some by Mozart and Beethoven, will be...

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Soundtrap

KS 3 KS 4

Author: James Manwaring

Following last month’s resource on BandLab (Music Teacher, June 2021), this month we turn to Soundtrap. Soundtrap and BandLab are both digital audio workstations (or DAWs) based in the cloud. They are...

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BandLab

KS 3

Author: James Manwaring

Over two resources James Manwaring is investigating cloud-based digital audio workstations: this month the focus is BandLab. BandLab is a free online digital audio workstation (or DAW) that allows...

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The basics of brass: establishing secure technical foundations

VMT

Author: Edward Maxwell

This is a practical guide for teaching beginner brass, explaining some basic principles in a user-friendly, jargon-free way. There are books available that explain the physics and physiology of brass...

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AQA AoS3: Paul Simon’s Graceland

KS 4

Author: Simon Rushby

In this resource we will look at the context and musical language of three songs from Graceland, which have been prescribed by AQA for study for the GCSE exam taken in 2022 and beyond as part of Area...

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From improvisation to composition in the classroom

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource will take you through the process of teaching improvisation and composition within a class setting, working with students with different abilities and little improvisatory experience....

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