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Helen Tierney RESOURCES FOR MUSIC TEACHERS

Helen Tierney worked as a Head of Music in comprehensive schools for 27 years. She was Advanced Skills Teacher for Secondary Music in Barnet for 13 years.She now works freelance in music education and community music. Her work has included working with music in prisons, dementia units ,homeless support groups and eating disorder clinics and she also examines for ABRSM. She co-devised the dementia arts engagement programme MUSIC,MEMORIES and ME and is a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus

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Helen Tierney worked as a Head of Music in comprehensive schools for 27 years. She was Advanced Skills Teacher for Secondary Music in Barnet for 13 years.She now works freelance in music education and community music. Her work has included working with music in prisons, dementia units ,homeless support groups and eating disorder clinics and she also examines for ABRSM. She co-devised the dementia arts engagement programme MUSIC,MEMORIES and ME and is a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus
MUSIC BASELINE ASSESSMENTS for Year 7

MUSIC BASELINE ASSESSMENTS for Year 7

A series of 4 assessments covering the different aspects of KS3 music .Support documents for this include a lesson plan for the lesson introducing the assessments. The whole resource can be delivered in two, three or four weeks depending on timetable and the students' needs. There is also a suggested marking system which can be adapted to suit the school's assessment system at KS3
Helen Tierney
Scheme of Work for VIVALDI'S WINTER KS3

Scheme of Work for VIVALDI'S WINTER KS3

A selection of classroom resources suitable for KS3 to introduce students to concept of a set work or KS4 introduction to BAROQUE and the WINTER CONCERTO .A Ppt for guided listening to all 3 movements, research sheet, creative task brief sheet and mix and match homework or cover work sheet.
Helen Tierney
Year 9 Songwriting Project

Year 9 Songwriting Project

A starting powerpoint to generate lessons for a Year 9 work on song composition.Using 2 set-works by Moby and Rihanna it sets up students for group work in following lessons.Can be a shorter scale or generate work for full half term.
Helen Tierney
MUSIC BASELINE ASSESSMENTS for Year 7

MUSIC BASELINE ASSESSMENTS for Year 7

A series of 4 assessments covering the different aspects of KS3 music .Support documents for this include a lesson plan for the lesson introducing the assessments. The whole resource can be delivered in two, three or four weeks depending on timetable and the students' needs. There is also a suggested marking system which can be adapted to suit the school's assessment system at KS3
Helen Tierney
Scheme of Work for VIVALDI'S WINTER KS3

Scheme of Work for VIVALDI'S WINTER KS3

A selection of classroom resources suitable for KS3 to introduce students to concept of a set work or KS4 introduction to BAROQUE and the WINTER CONCERTO .A Ppt for guided listening to all 3 movements, research sheet, creative task brief sheet and mix and match homework or cover work sheet.
Helen Tierney
WORLD MUSIC at a glance KS3/4 sheets

WORLD MUSIC at a glance KS3/4 sheets

Key words and concepts from 4 areas of World music Caribbean / Indonesian / Indian / African set out for easy first access for teachers new to topics. KS3 and GCSE typical knowledge requirements laid down
Helen Tierney
KS3 IMPRESSIONIST COMPOSITION PROJECT RESOURCE PACK

KS3 IMPRESSIONIST COMPOSITION PROJECT RESOURCE PACK

Resource pack including lesson plan, composition brief sheet, improvisation aid, assessment mark scheme, differentiated brief sheet,homework task, Ppt and listening exercise .Useful as bridging unit in KS3 to give a taster of set work and composition style tasks.
Helen Tierney
GCSE set work Edexcel DEFYING GRAVITY

GCSE set work Edexcel DEFYING GRAVITY

A cloze exercise essay based on DEFYING GRAVITY from the new EDEXCEL GCSE music syllabus 2016. Suitable for homework, cover or revision. Just one of the exercises from my resource pack for all the setworks with similar exercises and other revision and research sheets for the new spec,currently on the TES Premium Site
Helen Tierney
Gershwin Powerpoint

Gershwin Powerpoint

Information for initial work on Gershwin,focussing on performances of Summertime.Both easily accessible on Youtube.A possible way in to Jazz & Blues or for use mid-topic.
Helen Tierney
GCSE PERFORMANCE KEYBOARD PIECES

GCSE PERFORMANCE KEYBOARD PIECES

These pieces are for the most basic players who have not had tuition on keyboard and don't want to sing for their GCSE performance.There are 2 versions ( one with note letter-names and expression in English) of Next to Me and a version of I&'ll stand by you.Students should be able to access a C grade with these at least ( both are Standard Level of Difficulty at Edexcel .
Helen Tierney