Curriculum CPD – Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Music

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Curriculum CPD – Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Music

Session Overview: During this 2-part course you will learn how to encourage children in whole class curriculum music lessons to make progress incorporating all of the key areas of musical learning using standard classroom instruments.  You will learn how to link activities together and move children on to next steps and challenges.  We will also look at how music can be used as a cross-curricular link to other subjects.

By the end of the course you will

  • feel much more confident about using classroom instruments in a whole class setting;
  • understand how to link activities together and promote creativity in music lessons as children’s confidence and skills improve.

Webinar: During the online session we will discuss aims and objectives for your music lesson planning; explore learning outcomes for different activities and share some examples of how to assess your learners and what levels they should be at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

Face to Face: When we get together face to face, we will take a practical look at using classroom instruments; explore ideas for warm-ups, cool-downs and rhythmic energisers; look at how to add musical instruments into a story or song and how to showcase instrumental skills in a performance.

Please note this course is being run over 2 sessions – 1 webinar and 1 face to face. Delegates are expected to ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. See on the next tab for details…

This course is being run over 2 sessions – 1 webinar followed by a face to face event. Delegates are expected to ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. The sessions are taking place as follows:


DATE: Tuesday 20th October 2020

TIME: 16:00-17:30


DATE: Wednesday 3rd February 2021

TIME: 13:30-16:30

VENUE:  Stoneleigh Park (off the B4113), Stoneleigh Road, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG.

Please note: this post-code does sometimes take people to Stoneleigh Abbey (which is the other side of the estate with no through road).  If you are unfamiliar with the venue please use the following weblink to help you find your way there:

By booking a place on this course, you will secure 1 place on each of the 2 sessions.

Please note: In order to ensure we can manage delegate numbers safely under current restrictions, places at events will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Curriculum CPD Offer have FOUR FREE place on any of the TEN courses within the subscription. 

Additional places can be purchased for £105 per person (for a place on both sessions) or schools can choose to purchase multiple subscriptions if they wish to take advantage of more places at a greater discount.

Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


The webinar will be recorded and will be available to schools that attend after the live event.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Claire Tyler

Claire has been playing and studying music all of her life. She studied for a Degree in Music at the University of Liverpool and then went on to undertake a PGCE at the University of Warwick.  Claire then became a primary school teacher and music co-ordinator working at a number of schools in Coventry plus some time working in an alternative provision setting to lead music and performing arts.  Claire now works for Coventry Music and delivers a mixture of music provision, whole class instrumental, small group lessons and ensembles and choirs.  She also conducts and manages local musical theatre groups and choirs in her spare time.

Kevin Stannard

Kevin has many interests as a musician and teacher and he has published three children’s songbooks (Oxford University Press: 2003; 2007; 2018). He taught music across the full age-range in schools before spending 24 years in the Music Department at the University of Wolverhampton. He is now working as a Music Engagement Officer with Coventry Music.

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