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Breaking the Singing Barrier

Added to website 26/02/2024.

Understand and overcome the barriers to singing with this free resource from the ISM Trust.

Discover the barriers to singing that exist for children, young people and adults of all cultures and backgrounds. Explore solutions and learn tools to create a safe space for singing.

Breaking the Singing Barrier is a free digital resource for music teachers working in early years settings, primary and secondary schools. The resource is brought to you by the ISM Trust in partnership with Voices Foundation, and supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA).

The resource will be made up of four webinars and a series of 20 short videos, which will be released between February and May 2024.  It will help teachers explore:

  • SEND barriers to singing
  • Cultural barriers to singing
  • Differing barriers between primary and secondary singing
  • Psychological and personal barriers to singing

The webinars, featuring music education experts, will provide a forum for exploration of issues and interactive discussion.

About the Provider

Independent Society of Musicians Trust

The ISM Trust was created in 2014 to advance education, the arts and to promote health. We are dedicated to creating pioneering resources to support music and those who work in the sector.