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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Musical Futures has delivered training and presented workshops at the following :
- British School in the Netherlands International Leadership Academy
- International School of Geneva
- European Association for Music in Schools conference
- Cyprus Music Education Association workshop
- SPOT – Music Teaching conference, part of the SPOT Festival
- Presentation to High School Principals in partnership with The Music Path (31st May, Los Angeles)
- Association of Popular Music Educators conference 2016 & 2018
- Modern Band Rockfest 2016 & 2017
- International Society of Music Educators conference
- Music Learning Revolution
- 3 day intensive training event SE Asia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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