Online Teaching Materials

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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Online music resources for the classroom

KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of schools and everyone staying at home, teachers are having to think quickly about the best ways to help students learn and progress in an unusual...

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Online instrumental teaching

VMT

Author: Richard Steggall

For many, teaching online may be a daunting prospect. This resource is aimed at giving you the confidence to start your online teaching journey, if you haven't done so already.

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Distance learning quizzes and activities

KS 3

Author: Jane Werry

At this time of enforced distance learning, music teachers need strategies for work to set their multiple classes that give maximum value for minimum marking time. Multiple-choice quizzes can be set...

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Essay-writing skills at A level

Secondary education KS 5

Author: James Manwaring

This resource looks at essay-writing skills and offers tips on how to approach essay writing with your students. It also works through some ideas that will support different exam boards. It is...

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Preparing students for composing coursework

Secondary education KS 4

Author: Jane Werry

This resource examines some strategies for compositional groundwork, and offers tips for avoiding some of the most common pitfalls, as well as some ideas for getting students started.

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OCR AoS2: Nat King Cole's After Midnight

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

This resource explores the breadth of Nat King Cole's artistry and his influence, as well as appraising the four songs OCR have selected from his album After Midnight.

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Practice and motivation

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Paul White

Motivating students is one of the most important – and also most difficult – jobs that a teacher can have. Without sufficient motivation, students won't learn new ideas, and will struggle to make any...

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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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Revision for GCSE and A level music

KS 4 KS 5 AS A2

Author: Jane Werry

This resource follows on from the excellent revision resources in Music Teacher magazine that ran in March, April and May 2019. Here, a range of revision strategies will be discussed that can be used...

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OCR AoS1: Beethoven's Violin Concerto, first movement

KS 5 AS A2

Author: Maria Johnson

In 2020, the year marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, OCR A level students are lucky enough to be studying a work by that composer.

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