Musical Futures Across the World

Musical Futures is a pedagogical approach, supported through the development of associated resources and training offers that is designed to be used in classrooms, by teachers, with whatever resources are available, in order to engage every child and young person in meaningful, sustainable music learning.

As it is a set of values, principles and practical teaching and learning strategies, rather than a fixed curriculum, it is proven to be transferable to a range of international contexts.

Our experience comes from over 14 years of designing, applying and adapting Musical Futures teaching and learning strategies in classrooms.

International events range from presentations and taster sessions, to full training and consultancy packages.


We have a range of training events specifically designed for international teachers and practitioners. See here for further information.

If you use Musical Futures in your classroom, sign up to access free Musical Futures resources, create your own personalised library and receive a free fundraising pack to support your work.

If you have developed resources or tools for your classroom please contribute to our Teacher Created Resources bank, or share your experiences by writing a guest blog.

Email for more details.

Schools and Organisations – Keynotes and Training

We welcome enquiries from schools and organisations interested in booking  an overseas training event

Our international training and consultancy packages are bespoke and tailored to the local needs of the organisation that we work with.

If you are interested in booking a keynote or a training then please contact

Musical Futures has delivered training and presented workshops at the following :

Research and reports

We are committed to collating and sharing learning about how Musical Futures has been used by teachers and practitioners internationally. To add to this list please send articles to

  • Find Your Voice: Canada Education by music teacher Sandie Heckel
  • Music Teacher UK interviews MF Australia Director Ken Owen
  • Wright, R., et al (2012) Tuning into the Future: Sharing Initial Insights about the 2012 Musical Futures Pilot Project in Ontario. Canadian Music Educator. 53(4), 14–18
  • Jeanneret, N., Mclennan, R., Stevens-Ballenger, J. (2011) Musical Futures: An Australian perspective. Findings from a Victorian Pilot Study
  • O’Neill, Bespflug, K. (2011) Musical Futures Comes to Canada: Engaging Students in Real-World Music Learning. Canadian Music Educator. 53(2), 25–27
  • Jeanneret, N., others (2010) Musical Futures in Victoria
  • Downey, J. (2009) Informal Learning in Music in the Irish Secondary School Context. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. 8(2), 46–59