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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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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Building knowledge through the elements of music, part 1

Secondary education KS 4

Author: Jane Werry

It can be difficult to know where to start with teaching a GCSE syllabus: there are so many different parts to get to grips with. You might feel that you need to get cracking straight away with areas...

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Distance learning: planning and delivering live lessons

Secondary education KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Guinane

This resource looks in detail at providing live online lessons – essentially video conferences involving you and your students, with the aim of delivering musical content, and fostering some form of...

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Online resources for instrumental teachers

Extra-curricular music VMT

Author: Edward Maxwell

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down, professionally and personally. This is a brief and by no means comprehensive overview of some of the online resources that can enhance our...

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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


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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