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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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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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Discipline and focus in instrumental lessons

VMT

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource gives practical advice in maintaining discipline and focus with small-group and one-to-one teaching. It will help you prepare and set up your lessons to encourage focus, give tips on...

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AQA AoS1: the orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Secondary education KS 4 Archive

Author: Maria Johnson

This topic is part of Area of Study 1 for AQA GCSE music and includes a ‘study piece’: the second movement of Haydn's Clock Symphony (covered in its own resource, Music Teacher, November 2017)....

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Music and well-being

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This resource explores the role that music plays in our lives, and how we use it to support ourselves and help us deal with things. It then looks at ways in which we can challenge students to think...

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Steve Reich

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 Archive

Author: David Ashworth

The activities covered in this resource can be adapted for use across all key stages in secondary schools. They are particularly relevant for supporting GCSE and A level study and, indeed, most...

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Learning through sound

Extra-curricular music VMT Archive

Author: Richard Steggall

This resource looks at placing sound at the forefront of everything you teach.

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Putting on a school musical, part two

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4 KS 5 Archive

Author: James Manwaring

The first part of this two-part resource (Music Teacher, December 2019) looked at the creative side of putting on a musical. This second part will consider the practical side, including ideas on how...

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Do Now activities

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Jane Werry

A Do Now activity (sometimes called Do It Now) – as its name suggests – is an activity that students do as soon as they enter the classroom. Their two main purposes are to settle the class, and to...

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World tour: the Caribbean

Secondary education KS 3 Archive

Author: Simon Rushby

This is the first in a ‘World tour’ series of resources exploring musical styles from different parts of the world that otherwise might not make a big impact on the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

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