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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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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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Developing wider listening: the Baroque period

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the first in a series of resources to help students develop their understanding and experience of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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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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Practice techniques

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Helen Reid

There’s so much that could be explored around the theme of practising, and it would be impossible to cover all of it in a single resource. Therefore, this resource is focused around particular...

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From improvisation to composition

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource covers the basics of teaching improvisation, and the process of moving fluidly from scales to improvisation and from improvisation to composition, examining how these three elements...

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World tour: Latin America

Secondary education KS 3

Author: Simon Rushby

These resources provide background information and teaching ideas for Key Stage 3 class music lessons, with the aim of expanding students' knowledge and interest in music from other parts of the...

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