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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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Developing wider listening: opera, part two

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In part one of this resource, we looked at examples of the earliest surviving operas, including works by Monteverdi, Purcell and Handel. In part two, we’ll look at how opera – like so many other...

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Getting and keeping boys singing

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jenna Brown

The absence of boys in choirs is a perennial problem. This resource will share insights from boys and men who have had a variety of experiences singing as children and teens, and suggest practical...

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Quick wins in KS3 composition

KS 3

Author: Richard Barnard

Nurturing confidence in composition is absolutely crucial. In this resource, we’ll look at different scenarios for KS3 groups with a range of composing experience. We’ll outline short ‘quick-win’...

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Developing wider listening: opera, part one

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In this multi-part series, we’ll chart the development of Western opera as we know it, from its early incarnations in the Renaissance, through its unparalleled growth in the late Baroque and Classical...

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Working with parents, friends and your community

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

A successful music department relies on the community around it – students, staff, parents, friends and the broader local community. Without all these elements, it’s hard to sustain a programme that...

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OCR/AQA/Edexcel: solo artists of the 21st century

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jane Werry

There are several GCSE and A Level specifications that include pop music from the 1990s to the present day. This resource will look at the music of three extremely well-known solo artists of the 21st...

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Starting a choir in your school

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jenna Brown

Whether you’re teaching in primary, secondary, post-16 or alternative provisions, singing in a choir is a fantastic opportunity to offer to young people. This resource introduces key considerations...

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Developing wider listening: jazz, part 3

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

The final part of our Developing Wider Listening resource on jazz focuses on what happened in jazz after the Second World War. We'll look at the new styles that emerged and consider how jazz ‘coped’...

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Increasing music literacy without increasing marking

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Dice Wood

As music teachers, we know that music literacy is very important. This resource will look at ways we can increase students’ vocabulary across KS3 and 4, with short, time-efficient tasks that do not...

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Putting on a concert or event

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

The aim of this resource is to provide music teachers with a toolkit that can be used to make sure that any concert or event is a success for staff, students and audiences.

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