Online Teaching Materials

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: 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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Breathing for wind players and singers: practical guidance

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Author: Richard Steggall

Following a resource on the idea of ‘enhanced natural breathing’, we take a look at practical ways to help students rediscover their natural breath and then enhance it for their musical needs.

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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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The one-person music department

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

Working as a one-person music department is an important topic, and one that’s close to my heart. Being in this situation isn’t easy, but in this resource, we’ll be looking at some ideas on how to...

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Developing wider listening: jazz, part 2

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

In the first of this three-part Developing Wider Listening resource on jazz we looked at the origins of the genre, from its roots in the work songs and spirituals associated with slavery in America in...

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Transposition for brass

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Author: Edward Maxwell

It always comes as a surprise to non–musicians – and, indeed, to many musicians – when they’re told that approximately 90% of the time, orchestral trumpeters are not actually playing the notes written...

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OCR AoS6: serialism

KS 5

Author: David Kettle

OCR has three works by Berg, Webern and Schoenberg among its suggested repertoire for AoS6, Innovations in Music 1900 to the present day. In this resource, we’ll look into those pieces and put them in...

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Edexcel AoS3: wider listening, part 2

KS 4

Author: Simon Rushby

Last month we looked at the first two of the four pieces of music suggested by Pearson Edexcel for wider listening as part of Area of Study (AoS) 3, Music for Stage and Screen. In this month’s...

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‘No-practice’ instrumental lessons

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Author: Georgina Leach

In an ideal world, our students would bound up to the practice room door exactly two minutes before their allotted lesson time, instruments and books in hand, keen as mustard to demonstrate the fruits...

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