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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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Getting inside the A level jazz curriculum, part 1: jazz vocalists

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

This will act as a summary introduction to the subject area, to whet the appetite and start placing the main styles in their contexts, with suggested listening and a playlist. Following the examples,...

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Developing wider listening: the Classical period

Secondary education KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the second in a series of resources to help students develop their understanding and experience of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and from the 20th and 21st centuries....

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OCR A level AoS1 Beethoven Serioso Quartet

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Hanh Doan

The third and fourth movements of Beethoven's String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, Serioso, form the 2021 prescribed work for OCR A level. This work should be studied and contextualised within a number...

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Using Sibelius at KS4

Secondary education KS 4

Author: James Manwaring

Sibelius is a valuable tool for music teachers: not only can we use it for composition, but it also provides a useful way to bring theory to life. In this resource I will consider how you might use...

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Christmas projects for in-school and remote work

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jane Werry

This resource is a selection box of ideas that you can choose from and adapt to suit your own situation. Listening, researching, composing and tech are all included and given a Christmas slant that...

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World tour: China

Secondary education KS 3

Author: Simon Rushby

In the January and September 2020 issues of Music Teacher, the first two in our KS3 World tour series of resources explored the music of the Caribbean and Latin America. This month we move to Asia and...

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Developing wider listening: the Baroque period

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the first in a series of resources to help students develop their understanding and experience of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Dealing with Covid uncertainty

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

Approaching Covid-19 and the year ahead successfully will come down to thinking and teaching outside the box. This article looks at how we might face those uncertainties, considering some of the...

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Black classical composers

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

This resource has been inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and the stimulus of recent events for cultural discussion in the classroom. Black composers have been notoriously overlooked in the...

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From improvisation to composition

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource covers the basics of teaching improvisation, and the process of moving fluidly from scales to improvisation and from improvisation to composition, examining how these three elements...

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