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MUSIC: A GUIDE FOR GOVERNING BOARDS

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Advocating for music in schools

In this free webinar, ISM Research Associate Dr Jodie Underhill and music educator Jenetta Hurst share their advice to help music teachers make the case for music in their schools and communities.

Primary Singing Toolkit

This free digital resource for primary music teachers from the ISM Trust and Voices Foundation aims to empower you to share the joy of singing with your students. Discover inspirational and practical singing strategies to enhance your music curriculum.

Ralph Vaughan Williams RVW150 Anniversary Resources for Music Teachers

A new programme, initiated and supported by’Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust’and produced by the’Music Teachers’ Association, has been set up to’provide resources for the teaching of various aspects of RVW’s work, from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 5.’We are beginning the release of these materials to coincide with

Royal Opera House’s Create & Sing programme

The Royal Opera House’s Create & Sing programme provides: a creative learning resource, created with teachers, providing songs for pupils in primary schools across England. classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give better understanding of singing and opera for pupils, unlocking their imagination and creativity. teacher training,

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.

English Touring Opera, Al-Haytham’s Light Opera

Is a free online, curriculum-based opera for key stage 2 from English Touring Opera, which comes with a 10 lesson plan teachers’ pack.

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.

Practical Progression film series

A film series made by music leaders and intended for music leaders from any setting as part of a peer-led professional development programme also called Practical Progression and aim to build on music leaders’ existing tool kit, whatever setting they are working in.

Tido Music app ‘ Access Trinity’s Singing repertoire 2018-2021

An app containing all of the songs in the Trinity exam syllabus for Singing, enabling access to the sheet music, piano accompaniments and pronunciation guides.

Twinkl Tunes: Virtual Piano Game

Interactive piano game enabling teaching basic piano skills on a virtual piano.

Voices Foundation Virtual Singing Assemblies

A collection of uplifting singing videos for primary teachers and pupils. In addition to these free assemblies, VF has launched #VFIntoMusic & #VFIntoChoral- videos that dive deeper into process of creating effective music lessons/rehearsals.

Building an ensemble video

Robert Thompson, Teacher of Music and Music Technology at Kenilworth School & Sixth Form, Warwickshire, reports on how the department pulled together to make a viral video.

Free Youtube workshops

45-workshop videos with online quizzes covering many different world-music styles.

Setting Up A Virtual Choir

A free download exploring what’s required for setting up your own virtual choir.