Instrumental Teaching

The Scottish Strategy for Music Education from MEPG (2022)

This 2022 strategic plan is a refresh of MEPG’s 2020-25 strategy TACKLE inequity REALISE potential CHANGE perceptions.

Safeguarding for music teachers giving lessons remotely

Guidance on safeguarding for online teaching.

Copyright: Where you stand as an online musician

Practical advice which considers some of the copyright implications involved in moving to an online teaching or performing environment.

Remote teaching: Software basics

How to offer instrumental or vocal lessons online.

Online conducting and ensemble leadership course modules

Online training course designed to develop skills in effectively leading an inclusive music ensemble. The course is aimed at music teachers, ensemble leaders and aspiring conductors working in inclusive music-making settings. The first module is free.

Play Trumpet with Kay

Video for beginners to sing or play along with on trumpet or clarinet using C D E F, aimed at beginners who can play a few notes and those without an instrument who can sing along or play percussion on pots and pans from the kitchen.

Instrument Maintenance Guides’Tutorials and guides to help pupils, parents and carers with instrument maintenance guides.

Tutorials and guides to help pupils, parents and carers with instrument maintenance guides.

National Plan for Music Education 2022: The Power of Music to Change Lives – England

In this resource we have compiled resources and additional information relating to the National Plan for Music Education 2022: The Power of Music to Change Lives.

Composing Music at Home (Instrumentalists)

Set of composing activities for young people with access to a musical instrument. Inspirations include code, bird song, clouds, constellations, skylines and stories. KS3 or instrumentalists.

The impact of instrumental learning on attainment

Research article on the impact that learning a musical instrument has on core academic progress and attainment, focussing on a study of attainment at ages 11 and 16.

Health and wellbeing series: Preventing playing related injury

A free ISM Trust webinar which explores the risk factors for playing related injury as well as simple preventative methods that enhance playing.

Webinar panel: Inclusive and accessible music-making with adaptive music instruments

This webinar panel from the ISM Trust introduces Creative United’s Guide to Adaptive Musical Instruments and explores inclusivity and accessibility in music education and performance.

Teaching children on the autism spectrum

This free ISM Trust webinar, presented by double bassist and teacher Elizabeth Bradley, looks at ways of teaching individual music lessons to students on the autism spectrum.

RSL Learning Platform

The revolutionary music teaching and learning app from RSL Awards. Access a huge library of RSL Awards’ grade book materials on an interactive score player, and deliver online lessons via the app with its in-built Zoom Functionality.

ISM Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments

This guide from Creative United includes details of more than 80 musical instruments and products, many of which have been specially designed to make learning and playing musical instruments accessible.