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Modelling Aural Learning

Premium Resources for purchase & download from £4.99

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 include many of the key principles of Musical Futures.

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Playalong: Skin

Our *NEW* Just Play Playalong Premium Resources are designed as an add-on to...

Getting started with Musical Futures

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

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Informal Composing

Drawing on what they have learnt so far, students compose their own music

Just Play Premium Resources for purchase & download from £4.99

Just Play is a new skills building 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 which is suitable for:

Any teacher of years 4-6:

This approach to music teaching has been designed and scaffolded for general classroom teachers who don’t consider themselves to be music specialists.  No previous musical experience necessary!

Primary music specialists:

Just Play can be adapted for use with a range of instruments or to build on Whole Class Ensemble Tuition

Secondary music teachers:

This is a great way to build basic instrumental skills on a range of instruments commonly found in the secondary classroom and is ideal for use with years 7-9.


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Playalong: Skin

Our *NEW* Just Play Playalong Premium Resources are designed as an add-on to...

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

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Vocal Warm-Ups

A collection of singing warm-ups for the Find Your Voice Approach

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

Excellent workshops – extremely accessible for all abilities and levels.

Claire Armour, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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

Angela Lesslie, Peripatetic Instrumental Teacher