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This booklet summarises the 10 key benefits of music, from recognition within the ‘National Plan for Music Education ‘ that music is an educational building block through to the inclusive nature of music irrespective of abilities.

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English Ocarinas were introduced to UK schools from 1983 and are specifically designed for Whole-class Music in modern classrooms.

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ABRSM graded music exams ABRSM exams motivate achievement and support progression. They lay good foundations for music making while encouraging students to reach their full potential. We have designed our graded music exams (link is external) to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of...

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These tasks have been designed to show musical attainment and record progress over time. It is hoped that they will provide a ‘musical’ assessment experience, practical in nature and not just assessment for assessment’s sake.

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Launched in 2014, the BBC’s Ten Pieces is an ambitious initiative for school pupils, which aims to open up the world of classical music using ten pieces of music as a spring-board for learning.

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A few of the ways in which going on tour will benefit young musicians.

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Charanga Musical School is the most significant new primary music resource for a decade. It includes a complete, modern, week-by-week music scheme for the new curriculum as well as an alternative ‘freestyle’ mode for you to create your own scheme.

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Christopher Norton, composer of the world-famous Microjazz series, is one of the world’s most popular educational music composers. His pieces feature on examination syllabuses throughout the world as well as at festivals and competitions.

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Out of the Ark Music provide the very best singing resources to primary schools and early years settings in the UK. Specialising in creating memorable, age appropriate, catchy songs which are fun and easy to sing, and that children just love!

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Explore free, downloadable materials for using English traditional folk song, music, dance, drama and other arts in your teaching and learning. Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings.

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