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I am a composer, teacher and flautist, with 25 years teaching experience in primary schools as a class teacher, music leader, AST and Headteacher. I have a Masters in Music Education. I now focus full-time on composing and music research. I strongly believe that every child has the right to access regular music provision and that music has an essential part to play in all of our lives. Over the past 25 years, I have created music resources and composed for children, students and adults.

I am a composer, teacher and flautist, with 25 years teaching experience in primary schools as a class teacher, music leader, AST and Headteacher. I have a Masters in Music Education. I now focus full-time on composing and music research. I strongly believe that every child has the right to access regular music provision and that music has an essential part to play in all of our lives. Over the past 25 years, I have created music resources and composed for children, students and adults.
An original arrangement of Christmas Carols
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An original arrangement of Christmas Carols

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Carols at Christmas: An original arrangement of traditional Christmas Carols for voices and/or mixed classroom ensemble using five notes G, A, B, C, D. Instrumentation Voices, any non-transposing instruments that uses the treble clef and untuned percussion. The voices are doubled by the instruments. The score is intended to be used flexibly; voices alone, instruments alone or both voices and instruments or any combination of instruments and voices. This resource is intended to be used by Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and student music groups. The set includes Teacher Notes; Full score with the words; Parts with and without note names for: Treble Clef 1, Treble Clef 2, Treble Clef 3, Untuned Percussion; Lyric Sheets. ‘Carols at Christmas’ arranges 6 traditional Christmas Carols in four parts; for three treble clef instruments and untuned percussion. The piece may be performed in its entirety or the individual carols separately. It meets the requirements for performance and playing tuned and untuned instruments musically at Key Stage 2 and 3. The Carols are presented in the following order: Jingle Bells I Saw Three Ships We Three Kings Away in a Manger Silent Night We Wish You a Merry Christmas
15 Rhythm Games
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15 Rhythm Games

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Note Value Snap: 15 Rhythm Games exploring note values This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The games may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The games explore quavers, crotchets and minims. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Instructions for 15 games; 6 Note Value ‘playing cards’; 6 Note Value Names ‘playing cards’ which include an equal sign; 10 Note Value ‘dominoes’; Note Value Tree, useful for display. The resources may also be used to create a music display. The games meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1 and 2. (2013).
An Introduction to Crotchets and Quavers
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An Introduction to Crotchets and Quavers

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The Cat and the Mouse This ebook introduces students to crotchets and quavers. Although introducing staff notation to students is a key stage 2 requirement, I have successfully introduced crotchets, quavers and minims to pupils in years 1 and 2. It may be used in a variety of ways, spread over several weeks as a unit of work or simply used as a storybook. A creative approach to introducing crotchet and quavers ‘grid’ is included. This storybook meets the aims and develops the early skills required to introduce staff notation as set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stage 2. (2013). The set includes  Teacher Notes;  The Cat and the Mouse ebook (created from powerpoint and saved as a ‘powerpoint show’);  A set of crotchet and quaver flashcards and ‘domino pieces’;  A creative approach to introducing crotchets and quavers ‘grid’;  Three ‘Talking Music’ discussion mats. Instrumentation  The notation is for ‘clapping’, body percussion or any untuned percussion instruments.
Clockwork
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Clockwork

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This bundle combines Clockwork 1, 2, 3 and 4 into one complete suite in ten movements. This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Each variation gradually increases in difficulty and may be performed separately, or as a whole suite. The set includes: Teacher Notes; full score; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2, treble clef 3, treble clef 4 and untuned percussion for ten movements. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these variations creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
Creative Music Planning Key Stage 2
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Creative Music Planning Key Stage 2

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Music Planning Key Stage 2 UPDATED RESOURCE This resource is a creative planning grid for music at Key Stage 2 suggesting ideas for lessons and activities. It meets the following requirements of the National Curriculum for Music (2013): **Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression; Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory; Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music; Use and understand staff notations. The planning grid is a starting point and a springboard from which teachers and pupils are able to suggest endless possibilities for delivering a creative approach to music teaching and learning. It is an updated version of the ‘creative opportunities’ section included in: the teacher notes of the free resources; ‘Busy Bs’ and ‘Two Square’ and ‘See How They Run’. And the teacher notes of the paid resources; ‘A BAGful of Rhythms’, ‘Plan A’, ‘Plan B’, ‘Plan G’, ‘Clockwork’ and ‘Note Value Snap’.
Variations on the notes B & A (3)
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Variations on the notes B & A (3)

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Melodic and Rhythmic Variations on the notes B & A Variation 3 This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. Thank you for downloading this resource. I would be grateful if you would leave a review. This free resource is part of a larger resource ‘Clockwork’ bundle which is available for purchase for £1. In ‘Clockwork’, there are ten variations with each variation gradually increasing in difficulty and may be performed separately, or as a whole suite. The set includes: Teacher Notes; full score; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2, treble clef 3, treble clef 4 and untuned percussion for ten movements.
Music Rhythms and Melodies (3)
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Music Rhythms and Melodies (3)

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Clockwork 3: Rhythmic and Melodic Variations on the notes B and A for beginning musicians Music Rhythms and Melodies This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Clockwork 3 follows on from Clockwork 2, gradually increasing in difficulty. The set includes: Teacher Notes; a 4-part rhythmic and melodic variation; a 4-part rhythmic and melodic Rondo; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2, treble clef 3 and untuned percussion. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these variations creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
30 Rhythmic Variations on the note A
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30 Rhythmic Variations on the note A

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30 Rhythmic Variations on the note A for beginning musicians This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Twenty variations written as duets; Parts for: Treble Clef 1 and Treble Clef 2. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the compatibility of time signatures. I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
30 Rhythmic Variations on the note G
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30 Rhythmic Variations on the note G

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30 Rhythmic Variations on the note G for beginning musicians This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Twenty variations written as duets; Parts for: Treble Clef 1 and Treble Clef 2. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the compatibility of time signatures. I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
Music Rhythms and Melodies (2)
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Music Rhythms and Melodies (2)

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Clockwork 2: Rhythmic and Melodic Variations on the notes B and A for beginning musicians Music Rhythms and Melodies This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Clockwork 2 follows on from Clockwork 1, gradually increasing in difficulty. The set includes: Teacher Notes; a 3-part rhythmic and melodic variation; a 3-part rhythmic and melodic Rondo; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2 and untuned percussion. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these variations creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
24 Little Melodies
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24 Little Melodies

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24 Little Melodies are rhythmic and melodic phrases on the notes B, A and G. This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The phrases may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; 24 rhythmic and melodic phrases for unison, solo or ensemble playing with and without note names; Creative planning grid for Key Stage 2 with ideas for lessons and activities. Instrumentation The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef. Any tuned percussion instruments. Crotchet rests are included as I believe that students should learn the value of rests from the beginning and if so wished untuned percussion could be played during the rests to create different effects. The phrases are deliberately four bars long to allow for repeats if required. Parts The phrases may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing. Interesting discussions may be had regarding the compatibility of time signatures and harmony. Aims These melodic and rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 2 and 3. (2013).
Music Rhythms and Melodies (4)
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Music Rhythms and Melodies (4)

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Clockwork 4: Rhythmic and Melodic Variations on the notes B and A for beginning musicians Music Rhythms and Melodies This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Clockwork 4 follows on from Clockwork 3, gradually increasing in difficulty. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Two 5-part rhythmic and melodic variations; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2, treble clef 3, treble clef 4 and untuned percussion. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these variations creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
Music Bingo
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Music Bingo

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Music Bingo This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The games may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The games explore minims, crotchets, quavers and crotchet rests. It meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music (2013) ‘to use and understand staff notation.’ The set includes: Teacher Notes; 24 differentiated music bingo game boards; 6 Note Value ‘playing cards’; 6 Note Value Names ‘playing cards’. The bingo games may be adult or pupil led. Students may be able to suggest variations and extensions to the bingo games. Play traditional games of bingo with an adult or pupil acting as the ‘caller’. The ‘caller’ shows a ‘playing card’ and players either place counters or the ‘playing card’ over the corresponding note. A set of ‘playing cards’ are placed face down and each player takes a card in turn to try to place it over a matching note on their game board. May be played by one player or a group and can be self-directed. Play ‘Bingo Equivalents’ where notes may be covered by the equivalent note, note value name or rest. Although staff notation is introduced in Key Stage 2, I have very successfully introduced pupils in years 1 and 2 to minims, crotchets and quavers. Thank you.
A BAGful of Rhythms
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A BAGful of Rhythms

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90 rhythms for any treble clef instrument, tuned and untuned percussion instruments. This bundle combines Plan B, Plan A and Plan G into one resource. This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Twenty variations written as duets; Parts for: Treble Clef 1 and Treble Clef 2 for each of the notes B, A and G. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the compatibility of time signatures and the beginnings of chord structure and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
Music Rhythms and Melodies (1)
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Music Rhythms and Melodies (1)

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Clockwork 1: Rhythmic and Melodic Variations on the notes B and A for beginning musicians Music Rhythms and Melodies This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten 4 bar rhythmic variations for solo or unison playing, Three 8 bar rhythms for solo or unison playing; two duets; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2 and untuned percussion. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. I have made some suggestions of how to use these variations creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
30 Rhythmic Variations on the note B
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30 Rhythmic Variations on the note B

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Plan B: 30 rhythms on the note B for beginning ensembles This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Twenty variations written as duets; Parts for: Treble Clef 1 and Treble Clef 2. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Parts are included to allow for maximum flexibility. Any of the parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing. I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways.
Variations on the notes B & A (1)
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Variations on the notes B & A (1)

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Melodic and Rhythmic Variations on the notes B & A Variation 1 This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The parts may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of tonality and harmony. Thank you for downloading this resource. I would be grateful if you would leave a review. This free resource is part of a larger resource ‘Clockwork’ bundle which is available for purchase for £1. In ‘Clockwork’, there are ten variations with each variation gradually increasing in difficulty and may be performed separately, or as a whole suite. The set includes: Teacher Notes; full score; parts with and without note names for treble clef 1, treble clef 2, treble clef 3, treble clef 4 and untuned percussion for ten movements.
3 Little Trios
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3 Little Trios

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3 Little Trios 3 Little Trios are rhythmic and melodic phrases on the notes B, A and G. This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The phrases may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; 9 rhythmic and melodic phrases written as trios with and without note names; Creative planning grid for Key Stage 2, using Bloom’s Taxonomy, with ideas for lessons and activities. Instrumentation The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef. Any tuned percussion instruments. Crotchet rests are included as I believe that students should learn the value of rests from the beginning and if so wished untuned percussion could be played during the rests to create different effects. The phrases are deliberately four bars long to allow for repeats if required. Parts The phrases may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing. Interesting discussions may be had regarding the compatibility of time signatures and harmony. Aims These melodic and rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 2 and 3. (2013).
10 Rhythmic Variations on the note B
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10 Rhythmic Variations on the note B

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Ten Rhythmic Variations on the note B for solo, unison & ensemble playing This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Ten variations for unison or solo playing; Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio, quartet and so on for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing. I have made some suggestions of how to use these rhythms creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These rhythmic variations meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013).
Two Duets on the notes B and A
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Two Duets on the notes B and A

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Two Square: Two Rhythmic and Melodic Duets on the notes B and A for beginning musicians This resource is intended to be used as flexibly as possible by teachers and their students. The rhythms may support students preparing to take ABRSM ‘Music Medals’ tests. The set includes: Teacher Notes; Two Duets; Parts with and without note names for: Treble Clef 1, Treble Clef 2 and untuned percussion. Instrumentation: The notation is for any non-transposing instruments that use the treble clef and any tuned and untuned percussion instruments. The four rhythms may be combined in different ways for unison, solo, duet, trio and quartet for any number of students in order to develop ensemble playing, exploring the implications of the harmony of the notes B and A when played together. I have made some suggestions of how to use these duets creatively, however, the creative opportunities are endless and I am sure that teachers and students will interpret these resources in many ways. These duets meet the aims and develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum for Music for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. (2013). These duets are taken from a larger work entitled Clockwork. It has rhythmic and melodic variations on the notes B and A in ten movements for unison, solo and mixed ensemble and is available for purchase.