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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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Teaching great music lessons in the ‘new normal’

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4

Author: Jane Werry

This resource aims to give you some ideas for teaching great music lessons, whether remotely, through a ‘blended’ approach, or even back in the classroom – whenever that might be.

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From tab to score: teaching student guitarists how to read music

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Author: Paul White

There’s no denying the fact that there are a lot of guitarists who can’t read music. (I’d like to stress that this is focused more on electric or acoustic guitarists, rather than ones who are...

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Continuing professional development, part 1

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Edward Maxwell

In this resource, I’ll be looking at how we can reflect on our approach to teaching and stimulate ourselves to do better. However experienced we are, and however good a teacher we might think we are,...

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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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Sibelius at KS3: creating, composing and exploring

Secondary education KS 3

Author: James Manwaring

I have used music notation software Sibelius extensively over the years, and it’s a fantastic resource. This resource focuses on Sibelius, although other notation software packages are obviously...

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Dealing effectively with parents

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Edward Maxwell

Establish a clear line of communication When you take on a new student, it's essential to get off on the right foot: introduce yourself to parents or carers, either through a phone call or email. It's...

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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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