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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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Time management in instrumental lessons

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource is intended to help visiting music teachers improve their time management in 20- to 30-minute lessons, teaching individual students or small groups.

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A Christmas stocking for KS2 to KS5

Primary education Secondary education KS 2 KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jonathan James

The following is a Christmas stocking of ideas for KS2 through to KS5. The aims are to widen listening using the right vocabulary, to try out different compositional techniques – and to have some...

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Putting on a school musical, part one

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

If you've never put on a musical or you're about to embark on the process, then this resource is for you. It is split into two parts, the first covering the musical side and the second dealing with...

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Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Secondary education IB Archive

Author: Jonathan James

This is one of the two set works chosen by IB for assessment from 2020, and it allows students to approach many different concepts and themes: Romanticism and Rachmaninov's place as the ‘last great...

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Getting started with Cubase Elements 10: part two

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

This is the second part of a two-part resource on Cubase Elements 10. Part one (Music Teacher, October 2019) covered the basics of the software, how to start students off, how to get started, creating...

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Starting out as a peripatetic piano teacher

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Helen Reid

This resource is intended to offer ideas about how to manage the transition from study to peripatetic teaching.

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Homework at KS3

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

Homework can be a valuable means of covering some of the factual knowledge about music that you want to bring into your lessons. By covering some of this in advance through homework tasks, you're...

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Soul music

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Ashworth

In this resource, we look at – or, rather, listen to – the musical crossovers between soul and rock/pop music, consider the importance of backing vocals in soul music, and how instruments are used in...

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Using knowledge organisers

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

This resource will give you guidance on knowledge organiser content and layout, and tips on how to use them, including training your students on how to use them for independent study. You will see...

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Teaching a successful guitar group

Extra-curricular music VMT Archive

Author: Paul White

Throughout my musical career, one of the main areas I've found to be a constant source of learning, encouragement and inspiration is playing and performing music with a group of people. Within a...

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