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A Common Approach

A Common Approach, originally produced in 2002, remains a valuable teaching resource for an instrumental / vocal curriculum.

Building on the experience and expertise of many teachers nationally, it sets out thoughts on a rationale for instrumental / vocal teaching, curriculum content and teaching strategies. At a more detailed level, A Common Approach provides a framework for a broad and balanced curriculum, using it as the basis for teaching objectives, related activities and for developing long-, medium- and short-term teaching strategies.

A Common Approach is available for download to give teachers the flexibility to insert their own units of work, individual lesson plans and teaching notes.

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