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Teaching Primary Music

Teaching Primary Music

First Edition

June 2017 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
High quality music education can start children on a journey that lasts a lifetime. Teaching Primary Music gives beginning primary school teachers clear guidance on how to successfully teach music without recourse to specialized training.

This helpful text places music within the wider context of the primary curriculum with clear links to the new National Curriculum in England. It also offers advice on how to provide evidence for and assess musical development and how to plan for music education across the EYFS and key stages 1 & 2. Useful information on using the musical resources in your local community to enhance the opportunities offered to your school is also provided.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary music on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT), and also NQTs.

Alison Daubney is a music educator, researcher and curriculum adviser at the University of Sussex. 

Music - Its Place in Our Lives and Education
Exploring Musical Learning
Singing and Vocal Development
Instruments, Technologies & Tools
Children's Own Music
Planning for Musical Learning
Music - the heartbeat of the school and curriculum
Bringing it all together

A comprehensive guide to teaching Music in the Primary classroom. Brilliantly researched and full of practical ideas and lessons!

Mr Ed Carr
Primary Education Dept, Plymouth Marjon University
July 11, 2022

A welcome resource for general primary teachers in what can be a difficult subject for non-specialists

Faculty Of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
August 5, 2022

Teaching Primary Music is a clear and accessible way for primary teachers, particularly non-specialists, to engage with and support their teaching of music. I found a lot of the book very relevant in the current educational climate and the book echoes a lot of what I find myself saying to students on a regular basis.
The scenarios and tasks allow for practical engagement for students, how could I teach music in my class? and what might it look like? While in Scotland we follow Curriculum for Excellence there are clear crossovers with KS1 and 2 and First and Second Levels.

Mrs Julie Carrie
School of Education (Ayr), University of the West of Scotland
May 23, 2019

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