Technology & Informal Learning

Using technology at KS3 and 4


Our Music Technology course is designed to explore the effective use of technology in the classroom and develop confidence in delivering authentic lessons through a digital audio workstation. Whether music technology is an area in which you lack confidence, or you are simply looking for some new idea, this course is for you! We will explore remixing using sample packs from our online resource and creating authentic rap music using technology. 

In addition, the course provides signposting to free software available for your school along with grants that you can apply for to develop your music technology equipment. We will also explore progression routes at Key Stage Four.

Aims of the Course

  • Understand how to deliver outstanding lessons making effective use of technology 
  • Learn from an experienced teacher who is using technology effectively with their own classes
  • Explore how to deliver lessons that embrace the musical styles that young people listen to
  • Develop confidence in delivering whole class lessons using music technology at key stages three and four


Remixing & understanding a DAW: Learn the skills and techniques to develop your sampling, arrangement, song structure and beat-making skills through remixing a piece of music from a world class artist!  Explore our ‘In The Style Of…’ resource packs and learn how to get started with them straight away in school

Composing & Creating: Create a rap track using our rap resource and learn about lyric writing, recording vocals, creating a beat and production.

Beyond Headphones: Explore how technology can be used to effectively support group work and live performance.

Equipment & Practicalities: Develop knowledge, skills and an understanding of the practicalities of classroom management using music technology

How Much Does It Cost and What is Included?

The course fee is £199 and includes:

  • 12 months Ultimate membership to Musical Futures Online classroom resources
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments

Who is it For?

  • Secondary music teachers – this course is a great start to developing confidence in using music technology 
  • Instrumental teachers engaged in small group or whole class ensemble tuition

Benefits of Musical Futures Training

  • Based in a school setting – a chance to see another department/school in action
  • An opportunity to see a class in action (where possible)
  • Led by experienced classroom teachers
  • All of our courses are designed to give you the confidence, knowledge and resources to start delivery in your school the following day!
  • An opportunity to network with other music teachers

What People Say About This Course

“The course was great… lots of new and exciting ideas! As a student teacher, I would love to bring these  ideas to whatever school/music department I end up in.”

“An inspiring day with a hands on approach to get familiar with the equipment”

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Training Reviews

What our participants say…

A brilliant session for primary teachers

I loved how practical the session was and how we all got stuck in; the trainer was so welcoming and open and offered so many tips and tricks and different ways to use the Musical Futures resources.

Training Attendee

Practical advice

This was a fantastic day, giving me lots of ideas and reinvigorated how I approach things. It will influence our schemes of work and how they are delivered massively right from Year 7 upwards.

Training Attendee

Highly recommended

Great to work on the ideas practically and try out all the examples as a "student". Lots of ideas to introduce a more practical approach to whole class teaching in KS3 and at GCSE

Training Attendee

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