Music teachers needed to test new resources


A pilot music project is enlisting the help of pupils’ mobile phones in a bid to trial new teaching strategies and resources – and schools interested in getting involved are urged to get in touch.

Aimed at year 7 students, the scheme is based on singing and mobile phone music-making apps.

Organised Musical Futures, teachers are being invited to “road-test” the new resources via an online training, networking and support programme. The resources are then to be made freely available to all schools in May.

Abigail D’Amore, project lead for Musical Futures, said: “We’re aiming to involve as many music teachers as we can in the development of these new resources, which could transform the way music is taught in year 7 classrooms. 

“Using pupils’ mobile phones for exploring and creating music may help break down barriers to young people getting involved in music at school.”

In partnership with The Sage Gateshead, the vocal strand of the project focuses on showing pupils how they can use their voices as instruments. 

Meanwhile, music technology expert Phil Heeley is supporting teachers to help them use readily available, free mobile phone apps to engage pupils in creative composition. 

Musical Futures is a charity working to develop and support innovative teaching and learning practices in secondary schools and has previously developed tools to get students engaged in practical music-making. 

Schools in the UK or overseas can sign up to help trial the resources at



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