Musical Futures in the Primary & Secondary Classroom, Yorkshire

Tried and tested ideas, resources and approaches for engaging students at Key Stage 2 & 3

Fri 1st Jul 2022, 10.00 - 3.00pm
Southdale C of E Junior School, Wakefield (easily accessible from major road networks), Southdale Road, Ossett, WF5 8BA
Book Your Place £50 - £135


In celebration of Musical Futures Online winning the award for  “Outstanding Music Education Resource of 2022” AND in running our first live training event in over 2 years (!!) we are inviting teachers of ages 7-14 to attend this training event which includes:

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Full details and booking below:


Musical Futures in the Primary & Secondary Classroom training and resources are equally suited to both generalist teachers and specialist teachers of music  

This is the perfect curriculum resource to engage your pupils in group music making, whilst supporting teachers to feel confident with the approach. Warm up exercises, rhythm and clapping games, playing as a whole class are covered from beginner stages to full class performances using specially created backing tracks.

Our award-winning online resources platform, Musical Futures Online has been designed to support teachers to deliver music in an engaging, practical and enjoyable way incorporating the values and ethos of the Musical Futures approach and offers teachers step by step guidance to teaching music through an exciting interactive resource aimed at Years 2 to 9

Introduce rhythmic awareness, musical knowledge and instrumental skill development using whatever instruments you have available – from tuned and untuned percussion to ukuleles, acoustic guitars and even keyboards (where available)

If you are a primary teacher, no prior experience of teaching music is expected.  All activities and resources support teachers to extend and develop activities as they feel appropriate, subject to their own and their pupils’ needs.

Musical Futures in the Primary & Secondary Classroom –  is a chance to revisit the core pedagogical approaches of Musical Futures and how this innovative and highly successful approach to teaching music can be applied in your classroom

This is a face-to-face training session and all places must be booked in advance of the day

Tea and light refreshments will be provided during the session, but please bring a packed lunch with you on the day

Aims of the Session

  • Develop the confidence of teachers, who aren’t necessarily musicians themselves, to deliver outstanding lessons that are rooted in active music making
  • Explore ways to ensure that all learners are fully engaged in authentic music lessons
  • Develop confidence in playing and teaching pulse/rhythmic patterns
  • Explore resources to help teachers with beginner ensemble performances using a range of classroom instruments 
  • Understand how to develop ensemble musicianship, teamwork and performance skills 
  • Step by step guidance to teaching music through a series of exciting interactive resources aimed at Years 2 to 9
  • Introduce rhythmic awareness, musical knowledge and instrumental skill development using the instruments on your music trolley – tuned and untuned percussion plus ukulele, acoustic guitars and even keyboards (where available)
  • Examine how Musical Futures approaches and resources can support the teaching of the National Curriculum and the Model Music Curriculum
  • Understand how Musical Futures Online can be utilised to support the Musical Futures practical approach to learning in the primary classroom


  1. Exploring: Discover how to develop musical and instrumental skills in a whole class setting
  2. Developing pulse and rhythm skills: Teaching essential skills for developing a sense of pulse using body percussion, untuned percussion and chair drumming
  3. Developing instrumental skills: Use tuned percussion, ukulele, guitar and keyboards to learn chords and develop harmonic and rhythmic patterns in preparation for performing a range of songs for all abilities
  4. Performing: Discover how to develop and lead whole-class performances with your pupils
  5. Composing: explore simple ideas to get pupils composing using different starting points

Who is It For?

  • Primary class teachers – who don’t consider themselves to be music specialists
  • Primary music co-ordinators – responsible for developing curriculum plans, resources and equipment
  • Secondary Music Specialists
  • Instrumental teachers – can be adapted by teachers for Whole Class Learning or curriculum delivery

What's Included?

As well as an insight into Musical Futures in the Primary Classroom and a practical workshops attendees will receive:

Why attend this workshop?

Teachers who use of Musical Futures Online in schools report:

  • Increase in numbers of students taking up instrumental lessons on a wider range of instruments
  • Better engagement with classroom music for all ages
  • Increased student participation in music both in and out of the classroom

Book Your Place

  • Places are limited and are available on a first come first served basis

When booking your place please note Cancellation Policy


Fran Hannan

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My experience this week has been particularly positive when using the 'Making Music' section on Musical Futures Online with our students. Some of these sessions are delivered by non-specialists and it's great to have an easy to use, simple resource that staff can feel comfortable with that engages students.
Adam Bell - Head of The Arts. Springwell Academy, Leeds

Terms & Conditions

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