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Classroom and instrumental music teaching resources

A range of resources to cover Key Stage 3 and 4 (specifically the OCR GCSE syllabus) plus arrangements of popular pieces for school ensembles.

A range of resources to cover Key Stage 3 and 4 (specifically the OCR GCSE syllabus) plus arrangements of popular pieces for school ensembles.
One-off Music cover lessons
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One-off Music cover lessons

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3 tried and tested cover lessons which only require paper, pens and pencils (a computer is also useful but not essential as students can ask the teacher to check prices for them). Ideal for when a non-specialist if taking your lesson. Lesson 1: Create an instrument Lesson 2: Design a Music Classroom/Department Lesson 3: Send a band on tour
The Last Post Sheet Music – pdf file
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The Last Post Sheet Music – pdf file

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Treble clef part for The Last Post (without the Reveille) with note names underneath. Ideal for using with classes on keyboards around Remembrance Day or whilst studying Fanfares. Easy to differentiate by removing the note names.
The Last Post Sheet Music – Sibelius file
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The Last Post Sheet Music – Sibelius file

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Treble clef part for The Last Post (without the Reveille) with note names underneath. Ideal for using with classes on keyboards around Remembrance Day or whilst studying Fanfares. Easy to differentiate by removing the note names. Sibelius file so you can change the formatting and layout as you wish. This was created using Sibelius Ultimate so please purchase and then send me a message if you need it sending in a previous version. I will usually respond within 24 hours.
The Tortoise from Carnival of the Animals (Can-Can) Sheet Music – Sibelius file and orchestral audio
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The Tortoise from Carnival of the Animals (Can-Can) Sheet Music – Sibelius file and orchestral audio

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Two hands piano/keyboard part for Saint-Saens’ ‘Tortoise’ from The Carnival of the Animals (originally The Can-Can from Offenbach’s Orpheus). Audio file of the orchestral recording edited into C major also included so pupils can play along. Differentiate by only providing the melody (right hand, treble clef) and writing the letter names in. Sibelius file so you can change the formatting and layout as you wish. This was created using Sibelius Ultimate so please purchase and then send me a message if you need it sending in a previous version. I will usually respond within 24 hours.
Complete Unit with all resources on Reading Music and Keyboard Skills
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Complete Unit with all resources on Reading Music and Keyboard Skills

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Complete Unit of Work (12/13 weeks) on reading, clapping and writing basic rhythms, reading and writing notes in the treble clef, and then moving onto performing simple pieces on the keyboard (sheet music in booklet) and composing their own melody using the skills they have learned. Includes 2 assessment tasks with marking criteria graded 1 - 9: playing a 5-note melody on keyboards, with or without chords composing their own melody following step-by-step instructions, with or without chords Ends with a task where they create their own worksheet to demonstrate their knowledge of the whole topic. Despite being a practical topic, the use of the student booklet gives opportunities for written teacher feedback (although I tend to give verbal feedback and then ask children to note down what I have said) and clear evidence of progress for Senior Leadership! Keywords covered: Melody, accompaniment, dynamics, texture (mono-, homo- and polyphonic), chords You will receive: A Powerpoint with all tasks and activities. Any links to YouTube videos are in the ‘Notes’ section underneath the relevant slide; All audio and video as standalone files in case of any compatibility issues; A student workbook which matches exactly to the Powerpoint (page numbers for each task are provided on the slides) with sheet music. Please note: I did NOT make ANY of the YouTube videos; they are ones I have found useful that are freely and publicly available. Please credit the links to them if redistributing this resource. This resource is priced to reflect the years of planning and refinement that have gone into making it enjoyable to learn and easy-to-deliver, along with my permission to edit and redistribute as you wish.
Year 7 Baseline Assessment with audio embedded
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Year 7 Baseline Assessment with audio embedded

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A combination of multiple-choice listening questions and some basic music theory, plus an opportunity for children to let you know their experiences of Music at primary school/with private teachers. This has been successful as a first lesson in giving me a quick overview of starting ability and getting to know the students. Test can then be repeated at a later date to show progress. You will receive: A Word document with the questions and answer spaces, plus a Powerpoint with the audio files embedded (I have also included them as standalone files in case of any compatibility issues).
Complete Unit with all resources on Western Classical Music and Instruments
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Complete Unit with all resources on Western Classical Music and Instruments

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Complete Unit of Work (roughly 6-8 lessons) covering: Timbre and instrument families with keyboard performance opportunities to give an overview of the Baroque and Classical style. A highlight is a captioned video of the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which I have labelled with the instruments as they are playing, along with space in the workbooks for students to make notes on what they see and hear. A look at conducting in 4/4 and then the layout of a typical Symphony orchestra. Optional activity on making a reed from a straw! Final assessment is children researching an instrument and presenting on it (example presentation provided). This works best if you ensure that no groups are doing the same instrument. Keywords covered: Classical, Baroque, Western, timbre, instrument families, ground bass, harpsichord, conductor, orchestra You will receive: A Powerpoint with all tasks and activities. Any links to YouTube videos are in the ‘Notes’ section underneath the relevant slide; All audio and video as standalone files in case of any compatibility issues; A student workbook which matches exactly to the Powerpoint (page numbers for each task are provided on the slides). Please note: I did NOT make ANY of the YouTube videos; they are ones I have found useful that are freely and publicly available. Please credit the links to them if redistributing this resource. This resource is priced to reflect the years of planning and refinement that have gone into making it enjoyable to learn and easy-to-deliver, along with my permission to edit and redistribute as you wish.