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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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AQA AoS1: the orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: Maria Johnson

This topic is part of Area of Study 1 for AQA GCSE music and includes a ‘study piece’: the second movement of Haydn's Clock Symphony (covered in its own resource, Music Teacher, November 2017)....

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Teaching piano to young beginners

Extra-curricular music VMT Archive

Author: Helen Reid

This resource focuses primarily on teaching piano to younger beginners. It explores the right time to start learning an instrument, teaching notation and rhythm, forming a sound technical basis,...

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Music and well-being

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This resource explores the role that music plays in our lives, and how we use it to support ourselves and help us deal with things. It then looks at ways in which we can challenge students to think...

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Steve Reich

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 Archive

Author: David Ashworth

The activities covered in this resource can be adapted for use across all key stages in secondary schools. They are particularly relevant for supporting GCSE and A level study and, indeed, most...

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Learning through sound

Extra-curricular music VMT Archive

Author: Richard Steggall

This resource looks at placing sound at the forefront of everything you teach.

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Putting on a school musical, part two

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

The first part of this two-part resource (Music Teacher, December 2019) looked at the creative side of putting on a musical. This second part will consider the practical side, including ideas on how...

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Do Now activities

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

A Do Now activity (sometimes called Do It Now) – as its name suggests – is an activity that students do as soon as they enter the classroom. Their two main purposes are to settle the class, and to...

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World tour: the Caribbean

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the first in a ‘World tour’ series of resources exploring musical styles from different parts of the world that otherwise might not make a big impact on the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

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Stormzy vs Mozart

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

This resource uses the idea of comparing the music of Stormzy and Mozart as a springboard for performing, listening and analysing at KS3. The idea is not to promote one above the other, but to...

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A Christmas stocking for KS2 to KS5

Primary education Secondary education KS 2 KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

The following is a Christmas stocking of ideas for KS2 through to KS5. The aims are to widen listening using the right vocabulary, to try out different compositional techniques – and to have some...

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