Music Teacher Resources

Music Teacher Resources


Music has a positive impact on discipline and confidence, says by Classical pianist James Rhodes. 

To celebrate music in schools, here is a list of useful resources for teachers. This is not a definitive guide – so feel free to add to it. Share your favourite resources on our Facebook page with the community. 

 

1. Teaching materials including lesson plans, worksheets, and support materials.

2. Literacy through singing. The Jolly Music and the EYFS learning goals resource is a fun way to teach music to kids. Based on the principles of Hungarian composer and music educator Zoltán Kodály, it encourages the learning of a variety of subjects, including maths, through singing. The resource is structured to build up children’s listening, reading and music writing skills.

3. Show films to teach children about soundtracks. This resource focuses on how music is used in popular children’s films and how thoughts and feelings are conveyed through music.

4. Explore grammar through music. Why not combine English learning with music. Download resources like the Apostrophe song, whose lyrics teach the correct use apostrophes. The song begins: “An apostrophe can be used to shorten two words/This is called contraction/This is called contraction”.

5. Get students excited about disco. This powerpoint by Elly Barnes uses the soundtrack from the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert to explore elements of disco music, allowing learners to find a definition of transgender.

6.Music for special needs. Examples of music therapy interventions for children with autism and other special needs.

 

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