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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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Edexcel AoS2 Instrumental music: wider listening and other perspectives

KS 5

Author: Richard Barnard

Pieces by Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade and Rebecca Clarke are part of the wider suggested works on the Edexcel A level AoS2 ‘Instrumental Music’ study lists. All three represent links between Europe...

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Practical vocal health: warming up and cooling down

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Jenna Brown

In this resource, we’ll look at some key, practical ideas for warming up singers. These include warming up the body; activating and warming up the breath; warming up the voice itself; and warming up...

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Developing wider listening: opera, part four

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In this final part of our mammoth journey, we trace the journey of opera through the 20th century, when it met significant competition in the form of jazz and pop styles, not least through the rise of...

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Approaches to bowing for VMTs

VMT

Author: Georgina Leach

This resource seeks to provide an overview of some of the most influential pedagogues’ approaches to elementary bowing – without promoting one method above another. Also included are various...

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Edexcel AoS3 Music for stage and screen: wider listening and activities

KS 4

Author: David Guinane

Though there are many ways to approach the teaching of set works, it’s often the case that we stop once we feel students understand the work (well, once we feel they’re ready to take the examination)....

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Complementing students’ classroom curriculum – part one

VMT

Author: Edward Maxwell

This is the first of a two-part resource looking at how we can incorporate aspects of a student’s class curriculum into our instrumental teaching. There are too many subjects to fit into a single...

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Developing wider listening: opera, part three

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In parts one and two of this four-part resource, we traced opera from the Renaissance and Baroque periods through to the Classical period. This month, we’ll see how the Romantic composers’ love of...

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Using technology to reduce workload

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Dice Wood

Technology continues to move on at quite a pace, with new apps and websites constantly being developed. This resource highlights gems that could help you reduce workload, streamline a process, or make...

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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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