Musical Futures Training & Consultancy Outside the UK

Musical Futures values and principles, practical teaching and learning strategies - transferable to a range of international contexts.

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 15 years of designing, applying and adapting Musical Futures teaching and learning strategies in UK classrooms after a period of intensive action research supported by funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Training and Consultancy in the UK and Overseas

We offer training and consultancy predominantly in the UK and Europe and have links with schools and organisations in many other countries.

We welcome enquiries from schools and organisations from both the UK and from international schools and organisations interested in booking an overseas training event or hosting an open workshop for external delegates. Our offer includes presentations and taster sessions, training, student workshops and consultancy packages.

All our training and consultancy packages are bespoke and tailored to the local needs of the school or organisation that we work with – whether UK or overseas.

If you are interested in booking a keynote, consultancy, in-house training, or hosting an open workshop, then please contact fran.hannan@musicalfutures.org to find out what’s involved.


Musical Futures Workshops in Your International School

Over the last two years we have expanded our work to include Musical Futures workshops in schools.  We have a range of workshops specifically designed to engage your learners in hands-on practical music-making (where you can earn alongside your students!)using Musical Futures approaches designed to develop key musical skills and foster enjoyment and achievement.

Musical Futures has delivered training and presented workshops for the following international schools and organisations:


Visits from Overseas Visitors to the UK

We welcome enquiries from international visitors who are visiting the UK and are interested in attending our UK training programme and seeing Musical Futures in action in schools.

In July 2020 we will be offering an extended programme of Musical Futures activity including a day long Musical Futures conference, 2 days of Musical Futures training and visits to see Musical Futures in action in our Champion Schools – dates TBC.  Contact fran.hannan@musicalfutures.org for further details

Recent visitors include teachers, university tutors and education professionals from the USA, Denmark, China, Japan and Finland:


Research and Reports

We are proud that our initial Musical Futures Pilot programme (2003-2008) has lead to Musical Futures being used by teachers and practitioners internationally to develop practice and inform music curricula across the globe:

To add to this list please send articles to info@musicalfutures.org

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