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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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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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Rock classics

KS 3

Author: Simon Rushby

This resource provides some lesson materials for Key Stage 3 inspired by some classic rock songs of the 1960s and 1970s era. We'll explore songs and performances that will give them a sense of a time...

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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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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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Soul music

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Ashworth

In this resource, we look at – or, rather, listen to – the musical crossovers between soul and rock/pop music, consider the importance of backing vocals in soul music, and how instruments are used in...

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Teaching a beginners' brass group

Extra-curricular music Primary education Secondary education

Author: Richard Steggall

Group teaching is often thought of as the poor relation to individual music tuition. And that can certainly be the case if you try to teach groups in exactly the same way as you teach individuals. If...

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AQA AoS4: Orchestral music of Copland

Secondary education KS 4

Author: Jonathan James

Picture the following Hollywood scene: a hero has fallen, and a faded Stars and Stripes flutters in the breeze as we remember their act of sacrifice for their country. What underscore do you hear?...

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GCSE music: theory tips and tricks

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

This resource focuses on the key areas of music theory that are common across all exam boards. I'll also share some ideas and strategies that have worked in my own lessons, with the aim of providing...

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