Online Teaching Materials

Downloadable resources for music teachers

Teaching materials are an integral part of a music teacher's practice. Every month Music Teacher publishes downloadable materials for KS3, 4 and 5, offering complete units of work, GCSE and A Level set-work guidance, 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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Marketing your music department

KS 5 KS 4 KS 3

Author: James Manwaring

In this resource, we’ll be looking at how you can effectively market your music department. We’ll consider why this is something you should do, and also some of the steps you need to take. We’ll look...

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Online escape room games and low-stakes quizzing

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Dice Wood

Low-stakes testing is considered a good tool in our repertoire, allowing us to understand what progress students have made and what needs consolidation before moving on. Exploring content when it’s...

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Sound recording: managing a recording session

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Paul White

Welcome to the final resource in a three-part series covering recording in the classroom (for the previous two resources, see Music Teacher, April 2023 and July 2023). This time, we’ll move on to the...

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Lo-fi hip-hop

KS 3

Author: David Guinane

This resource attempts to describe a favourite unit of mine: lo-fi hip-hop. We’ll look at the essentials of the subgenre, the potential for musical learning, and a suggested approach to delivering a...

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Classroom and youth band improvisation

KS 3

Author: Nathaniel Dye

I love to improvise. It’s the most inventive, liberating and empowering form of musical self-expression I’ve ever experienced.

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Composing activities at KS3

KS 3

Author: Richard Barnard

It’s crucial for any non-experienced composer to understand specific steps to navigate their way to a finished composition.

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Sound recording: pre-production

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Paul White

In the first of this three-part resource on recording music in schools, we looked at options for setting up a studio (Music Teacher, April 2023). In this second resource, we’ll move on to the...

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Making your music room inspiring

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

Every music department is different, in terms of staffing, rooms, resources and budgets.

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Sound recording: setting up a studio

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Paul White

This is the first in a short series of resources looking at the different aspects of sound recording in schools.

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Cover lessons

KS 3

Author: Jane Werry

The moment that you need to set cover is never the right moment to have a good think about creating good cover lessons. In a worst-case scenario, you’ll be sick or completely incapacitated, and even...

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