This teacher talks about the characteristics, playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critic...
Mick Waters considers the place of rote learning in education and its strengths and limitations.
Purpose, process and audience.
Patricia Broadfoot discusses the importance of setting learning objectives.
Why don't we assess across a broad curriculum and acknowledge that learning is complex and uneven?
Less focussed on outcomes than process, this teacher believes that learning from mistakes helps to build resilience a...
Music benefits diverse needs, those vulnerable and low with self-esteem.
Ensuring children understand their learning in Music with watertight links.
The whole curriculum needs to be respected. Intent for Music.
A strong framework should be taught properly from the outset.
KS2 sometimes change instruments as skills evolve. This is encouraged.
Completing a successful lesson, diaries are filled in.
Using a simple tune, these young players concentrate on reading the music.
Warm up, mouthpiece and playing two notes to start a lesson.
Revising notation finger game manages distribution of instruments in year 5.
Whole class teaching to take first steps with a brass instrument.
A specialist visiting teacher on a lesson for brass novices
Singing at end of brass lesson to internalise piano and forte.
Managing a mini plenary, homework and packing instruments away.
Playing 'piano' and 'forte'. Crescendo is played too.
Looking at loud and quiet, long and short notes.
Using Charanga, class warm-up buzz, put their mouthpiece in play.
Set up and introduction establishes clear expectations and routines.
Teacher reflection on first steps in EYFS music.
Children respond to the name song, singing their own name to the backing.
I'm a little teapot and the 'ABC' song, pulse and actions.
Listening for a heartbeat/pulse, Reception play along on woodblocks.
Vocal specialist explains this song can be taught effectively to all ages.
Forensic look at the detail of teaching a role song.
Vocal specialist explains rationale behind using this expressive song
Encouraging participation requiring strong vocal line from children.
Vocal specialist explains rationale behind this kinaesthetic vocal starter.
Listening and joining in to a catch-on song with increasing complexity.
Vocal specialist shows how to start a vocal session.
Children are encouraged to respond to a question in contrasting voices.
Pupils play chants on instruments conducted by a pupil.
The teacher explains the planning around a Y4 module on Peter & The Wolf.
Children's groups feedback to class on chants they have created.
The teacher is to develop musical understanding based on one song.
A teacher reflects on embedding rhythm and pulse.
Chime bars are used to perform rhythms created from food names.
Using food names, children improvise rhythms.
Using a simple tune and lyric, children explore tempo and feel pulse.
Listening to an organ piece, children recap their knowledge of tempo.
Encouraging listening children identify instruments in Baroque style piece.
This Head of Service offers a view on whole class teaching for schools defined as "Teaching music through the conduit...
This Head of Service offers some advice for teachers working with whole classes.
These students talk honestly about their experience learning music in school.
This student describes how she was attracted to learn the euphonium.
These students recount their experience of using music for self-expression.
These students recount their experiences working with a visiting specialist teacher.
This experienced teacher discusses the importance of communication with parents.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the tabla to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the oboe to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the classical guitar to beginner stu...
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the flute to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the drum kit to beginner students.
In this larger advanced violin lesson, the teacher explores open string resonance to internalise and develop depth of...
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the Dhol to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the Clarinet to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the Cello to beginner students.
This music service teacher describes some of the fundamental aspects of teaching the bassoon to beginner students.
This experienced string teacher uses a variety of creative games and props to explore advanced flexible wrist and fin...
In this advanced violin group, the teacher explores strategies for developing tone.
In this advanced group violin lesson, the teacher breaks the difficulty of 'string crossing' into smaller component p...
In this advanced group violin lesson, the students are taken through a series of tasks and activities to develop the ...
This student recounts his experiences and motivations of learning music at school.
In this short video, the group perform part of Corelli's "La Folia" to begin the lesson.
These children comment on the experience of learning through whole class teaching supported by the local music service.
This Y12 student discusses the advantage of rehearsing authentically to prepare for performance.
These pupils describe their experience of a song writing lesson recorded earlier that day. Despite the variance in in...
This experienced teacher discusses her approach to setting expectations for her pupils in a Suzuki violin lesson.
This flute pupil recounts her experience of a friendly first lesson at school.
This experienced string teacher discusses the essential elements of a balanced body for good posture, violin hold and...
This teacher has 35 years’ experience using the 'Suzuki' method and is also a teacher trainer. She discusses her wor...
This experienced Suzuki teacher discusses her approach to developing advanced string technique.
This teacher comments on the usefulness of peer feedback.
This teacher discusses the schools approach to music and enterprise.
This teacher discusses her approaches to extracurricular music and the emerging deepening relationships that are form...
This teacher offers some advice on assessment in music.
This Head of Music acknowledges the importance of music for developing the whole child.
This Head of Music discusses an approach to setting up ICT in the department.
This Head of Music discusses her 'open door' approach to the department.
This Head of Music discusses her approach to formative assessment in Music. Pupil self-assessment and the use of iPad...
Composition and creativity can lead to varying outcomes within the same task.
Listening to student compositions is, in itself, a critical skill for teachers to develop.
In this Y7 composition lesson, the pupils are encouraged to model approaches to the music elements.
Before this composition lesson begins, the class are focused on a starter activity linking musical elements to defini...
In this short clip, the student exhibits a good saxophone embouchure - flattening the bottom lip, teeth on top, with ...
Modern instrumental lessons provide limited capacity to hear, revise and monitor scale practice.
Scale practice is an important way to develop technique and tuning.
In this individual saxophone lesson, the teacher encourages the correct technique for articulation on the saxophone.
In this group flute lesson, the girls explore some rhythmic variation to their piece.
In this group flute lesson, the teacher uses a prop to develop the breathing.
Correct instrument hold is crucial to develop in all instrumental lessons.
In this y8 arranging lesson, the groups engage in peer assessment.
In this Y8 'arranging' lesson, the class teacher offers an 'arranger’s notepad' as a tool to help the groups structur...
It is often difficult to separate out the component parts of musical learning.
In this y8 classroom music lesson, the teacher encourages the class to map out ideas for arranging the song "Stand by...
In this Y8 classroom music lesson the teacher takes the class through a series of vocal warm up activities which conn...
This experienced teacher discusses her approach to communication with peripatetic staff in a busy department and offe...
This teacher talks us through her approach to her role in the context of her Y9 composition lesson.
This teacher discusses why she has chosen to engage with the Btec.
This experienced secondary school headteacher discusses the need for music to be part of a breadth of experience for ...
This experienced primary school Headteacher discusses the impact music has had on school improvement and attainment.
This experienced teacher offers some advice on the relationship between the visiting instrumental teacher and the sch...
This experienced teacher discusses aspects of the relationship between the school and the visiting instrumental teach...
This teacher discusses the pedagogy, content, challenges and solutions of whole class teaching.
This experienced Head of Brass discusses his experiences of ensemble playing and motivation.
This experienced Head of Brass discusses his approaches to teaching the essential elements of brass instruments.
This woodwind teacher discusses his experiences working in a music service.
This experienced teachers discusses his approach to singing from the starting point that everyone can sing.
This teacher discusses some of the elements of keyboard provision within a music service.
This teacher discusses the content of her whole class lessons including the importance of 'brain breaks.'
This teacher offers some advice on strategies for approaching difficult technical passages.
This teacher discusses the benefits of good posture, instrument hold and technique.
Instrumental teachers are now using their voice more and more in whole class teaching.
This instrumental teacher discusses the value of forging professional relationships with school colleagues.
This teacher articulates the benefits of performance and the impact they have on young performers.
This teacher discusses the rationale behind scale practice offering suggestions on how to incorporate them into warm ...
This teacher talks about the benefits of good posture, instrument hold and technique.
This teacher discusses an approach for students to choose the instrument for them.
This teacher describes the impact performances have had on the school ethos, community and progress of pupils.
This instrumental brass teacher discusses the importance of establishing correct posture and instrument hold in begin...
This teacher discusses the content and value of whole class teaching.
This instrumental teacher offers some advice for developing correct bow hold.
This instrumental teacher discusses the support structures available within a music service. Training and CPD are imp...
This instrumental string teacher discusses her approaches to teaching and the connection with confidence
This instrumental violin teacher discusses the importance of establishing correct posture and instrument hold in begi...
This instrumental brass teacher acknowledges the importance of playing and modelling other brass instruments.
Specialist instrumental teachers demonstrate detailed knowledge of the instrument they play.
In this advanced trumpet lesson, the teacher uses a technique of matching the pitch, before professing to harmonising...
In this advanced trumpet lesson, the teacher takes the student through a warm up which will be later linked to the ma...
In this intermediate clarinet lesson, the teacher models her musical expectations by performing to the student.
In this short warm-up the teacher has a simple focus on breathing.
These Whole Class Instrumental Teachers have brought all three year groups to the hall for a larger singing lesson.
This call and response song is triadic in nature.
These Whole Class Instrumental Teachers have brought all three year groups to the hall for a larger singing lesson.
This gospel medley includes When the Saints, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and Sing Sing Sing. This is explored at a differ...
After working on these partner songs, this experienced vocal teacher uses simple key change to migrate the pitch upwa...
In this vocal lesson the teacher introduces partner songs for the first time.
Using When the Saints Go Marching In, this experienced vocal teacher takes the group into part singing with different...
This vocal teacher listens forensically to the students singing.
This specialist vocal teacher leads students through a comprehensive warm up.
Finishing a lesson can be a tool for learning and review.
Music, as a subject based in sound, requires teachers to have strategies for managing behaviour including starting/st...
The periodic direction from the class teacher helps to scaffold this composition lesson so that the class are focused...
The current lead Ofsted HMI for Music, Robin Hammerton writes: "Firstly, pupils’ progress in creating and understandi...
This teacher is actively involved in the listening activity. Clear questions have been articulated before the example...
This classroom practitioner uses Saint Saen’s Carnival of the animals to scaffold a composition lesson.
This classroom practitioner uses whiteboards to recap the musical elements.
This school choir begin approaching new repertoire by learning the African words.
This classroom practitioner is in the early stages of building a school choir.
Encouraging an extra-curricular group must involve an element of fun.
This classroom practitioner develops the choir warm up further into articulation.
This classroom practitioner has developed a large school choir in a diverse school.
Keyboard can often be overlooked in the musical provision within schools.
Rhythm cards are a useful starter activity for many aspects of teaching. In this example, the teacher uses an ipad to...
This brass group was introduced to the beginning of Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
The voice is the most portable instrument we have.
In this Year 6 brass group lesson, it is possible to observe the conditioning of the group.
The outcomes of simple part playing. Rounds are an excellent way to first introduce this to students.
In this group brass lesson the teacher introduces Frere Jacques in stages.
Group teaching offers a excellent opportunity to contextualise learning.
In this group brass lesson the teacher uses a backing track on a repeated cycle to stage the preparation for performa...
Working with larger groups can unveil some simple problems in the pedagogy of how to approach giving instructions.
This teacher uses a student to assist in modelling the warm up in this group lesson.
See Rhythm Game for the first stage of this learning game. In this short clip the teacher extends the level of challe...
This Rhythm game is an excellent assessment for learning tool. The teacher can see visually if the class are beginnin...
This teacher questions the class on note lengths relative to the piece they have just played.
In whole class teaching it is expected that the teacher will need to question and describe the physical experience of...
Often in whole class teaching, we are required to teach with a more staged approach than we would in small group less...
Whole class lessons provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn the context of pieces they will begin to l...
Singing in whole class teaching offers everyone the chance to engage in the lesson.
This teacher has instilled breathing as a fundamental part of every lesson.
In this whole class lesson, the teacher questions the children on the notes they are to use on their performance piece.
The musical learning in this example explores a mix of aural and notation based strategies to ensure every child can ...
This clip demonstrates the possible outcomes from a Year 4 guitar group.
In this WCIT Year 4 guitar lesson, the teacher uses simple listen and copy to warm up the finger technique prior to p...
This teacher explores body percussion in parts to secure understanding of the rhythmic elements and to internalise th...
Prior to learning the piece of guitar music the class will study, this teacher leads a body percussion piece that inc...
Whole class teaching, when taught well, includes a variety of activity and opportunity to develop and discover musica...
In this example the instrumental specialist teacher must tune 30 instruments.
Whole class teaching is a partnership between the school and the visiting music teachers.
In this short extract from a music lesson the teacher explores singing with a traditional African song.
In this whole class lesson the teacher is exploring singing with Year 6.
The charanga musical school resource offers great choice in repertoire but must always be supported with specialist k...
In this video the teacher uses the charanga musical school resource to explore articulation on the clarinet.
Btec students are given an opportunity to reflect on their performance.
In this lesson, Year 12 Btec students receive feedback and direction from their teacher.
In this lesson, Year 12 Btec students rehearse for their upcoming performance assessment.
The plenary in this Year 9 lesson encourages the students to assess themselves in 2 clear areas.
After working in groups, this Year 9 group return mid lesson to explain the reasoning behind their musical choices.
In this y9 lesson the class are working in groups to write a song from the stimulus 'Orange'.
In this Year 9 lesson the class are working in groups to write a song from the stimulus 'Orange'.
In this y9 lesson the teacher uses questioning and clear prompts to help scaffold and collate ideas for a composition...
In this flute lesson the teacher begins to work on slurred articulation detail in the music.
In this flute lesson the student is encouraged to spot patterns in the music.
In this flute lesson, the teacher uses a scale linked to the key of the piece the student will study in the main body...
In this Djembe class lesson, the teacher offers the use of independent practice time for the class to explore solo rh...
In this Year 7 djembe lesson, the teacher explores polyrhythm using Djembe drums.
In this lesson the teacher has worked with the class in sections to devise a structured Djembe performance.
In this year 7 lesson, the teacher explores polyrhythms through Djembe drums. Polyrhythms offer an inclusive way for ...
In this Y7 lesson, students lead the class through performance activity linked to understanding tempi and beats per m...
This teacher's assessment model is measured in statements constructed with the beginning "I can". The approach is to ...
In this beginner violin group lesson, the teacher models the sound and the position for introducing the first finger.
In this beginner group violin lesson, the teacher leads the students through a listen and copy war up exercise. Good ...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher develops range to G. There is a focus on posture and breathing as key components...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher encourages the students to 'feel' what happens when they breathe correctly. Help...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher takes some time to ensure that the students play with good valve technique from ...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher uses simple demonstration to model the sound for students. Encouragement and mod...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher uses simple call and response to develop articulation, offering advice on reduci...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher encourages a confident buzz from the beginner stages. This helps to develop a st...
In this euphonium lesson the teacher works with the students to develop good breathing from the start of the lesson.