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Music Excellence London

From 2015 to 2017, Music Excellence London ran as a dynamic network of classroom music teachers, music education hubs, cultural organisations, and the wider music education community, supporting excellent musical teaching and learning at Key Stage 3 in London schools.

Statement and brochures from Music Excellence London

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A classroom arrangement that will introduce your pupils to jazz, blues and swing music.

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Blog post from Martin Fautley (Professor of Education at Birmingham City University)

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Skills and knowledge required in Year 7 to achieve 9-1 GCSE grades in Year 11 – A blog-post from MEL Teacher Advocate Keir Crawley

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Blog Post from John Finney

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A blog from James Rose on using iPads within SEND context

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Find out how three teachers benefited from Teach Through Music.

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Keith Evans reminds us that everybody can sing and suggests that, on occasion, the teachers are more afraid of singing than the students.

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A look back at a Teach Through Music Inspire Event.

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Jane Werry explores how you can create meaningful assessment strategies for KS3 music.

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Katie Hasler and Leigh O’Hara reflect upon what it means to be ambitious for Music teaching in years 7-9.

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Amy Haynes of Lister Community School shares challenges and solutions for music in her school.

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Frank Marshall of Ark Putney Academy looks at the value of art as a starting point for music making.

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Karen Brock outlines the stages needed to implement a School Music Education Plan.

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Out with the dull and boring starter activities (e.g. revising what we did last lesson or spelling new vocabulary) and in with the new, exciting and innovative.

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MEL Teacher Advocate Steven Berryman has written an article about his experiences of collaboration in music education.

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PowerPoint presentation from TeachMeet held on Tuesday 7th February 2017 by MEL Teacher Advocate, Keir Crawley, at PrestonManor School

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Hosted by MEL Teacher Advocate, Rachel Barnes, on 28th March 2017, this TeachMeet explored possible aims and purposes of whole-year choirs, both in a wider school context and at KS3 music.

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Access links shared by the Drake Music session the Music Excellence London Inspire Event, incorporating a mix of live sampling/sound capture and composition using iPads and Apps

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Access resources from this one-day conference held on Thursday 23rd February 2017. The Inspire Event addressed the topic of inclusion and engagement in KS3 Music classrooms.

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