Musical Futures has a wide collection of resources that you can download for free. Get started by downloading our App and Teacher Resource pack, and log in and use your account to favourite and save relevant resources.

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Premium Resources

Musical Futures is an approach to music teaching and learning that is underpinned by pedagogies developed from informal learning and non-formal teaching approaches to classroom music. These *NEW* Premium Resources have been created with these pedagogies in mind, and as many of the key principles of Musical Futures have been pulled into these as possible.

Myth busting Musical Futures
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NEW: Chair Drumming

Our *NEW* Chair Drumming Premium Resource is intended as an add-on to existing...

Getting started with Informal Learning and Non Formal Teaching

Everything you need as you get started with using Musical Futures in your context

Just Play

Just Play is a new approach from Musical Futures for any teacher who wants to make music with their class. Just Play training offers music CPD plus easy-to-use resources for generalist primary teachers, music co-ordinators, primary music specialists and secondary music teachers which explores the Just Play, the skills-building Musical Futures approach aimed at any teacher – no previous musical experience necessary!

Myth busting Musical Futures
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NEW: Chair Drumming

Our *NEW* Chair Drumming Premium Resource is intended as an add-on to existing...

Composing and Improvising

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Composition warm up

A warm up activity that helps students understand the creative potential of...

Skills Building

Find Your Voice

Teacher created

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Viva La Vida

Just Play is about whole class music making. Don’t forget to include some...


Instrumental Futures

Musical Futures approaches work brilliantly with ensembles as well as in the classroom and there are some great examples of instrumental teachers applying the pedagogy to one to one tuition too.

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An introduction to samba by one of the original Musical Futures pathfinder teams

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Taiko drumming

An introduction to taiko drumming by one of the original MF pathfinder teams

Music Learning Revolution

User-generated content from Musical Futures’ annual CPD conference

Publications, reports and research

Brilliant ideas to take forward into my own teaching… a fantastic day – left with lots of new ideas and strategies…

Kate Baxter, Manchester Metropolitan University

Have learnt so much today, will revolutionise my teaching. Super, uplifting, motivational, inspirational.

Angela Lesslie, Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher

Would be lost without MF – The organisation supports my ethos as a teacher!

Teacher of Music, Turves Green Girls School