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Useful links for teachers

Conservatoires

General links

  • BBC Music A comprehensive guide to music of all genres and a wealth of educational material related to music.
  • CLIC Sargent's Practice-athon CLIC Sargent's Practice-a-thon is a fantastic means of encouraging more children to become involved in music and a great way to raise money for your school, music or youth group.
  • Musical Trixstar Musical Trixstar is a versatile, fun board game ideal for complete beginners or musicians striving to pass theory exams.
  • Piano-Accompaniments.com A wide selection of piano accompaniment tracks available as MP3 files or on CD. Ideal as a practice aid for instrumentalists of all ages, all works are recorded by a professional accompanist.

Instrument specific sites

Music education

  • Calisthenics for the Singing Voice Description of teaching system and presentation of the development of the calisthenic programme based on research into the connection between singing and natural (ie valveless) trumpet techniques.
  • Education Scotland Education Scotland has launched Learn Listening Online, an interactive resource for students of NQ music to improve their knowledge and listening skills.
  • musicteach.org.uk Directory of UK music teachers which also acts as a constantly updated source of information on specialist music sites. Free downloadable music material and reference material also available.
  • The Tutor Pages The Tutor Pages is a new tutor directory which helps music teachers maintain a higher wage by inviting them to specify their own rates and then justify them by writing a short article related to their expertise. The hundreds of articles written by tutors have also made it both a helpful and fascinating site to browse. The Tutor Pages lists teachers of all musical instruments across every musical style. It also covers academic subjects and languages at all levels, from the early years to higher education. Other topics range from business skills to reiki and advanced motoring.
  • www.musicleader.net Free online resource for people in any role working in music with children and young people.

Organisations

  • AOTOS Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Arts Council England National development agency for the arts.
  • Clarinet & Saxophone Society Society with members in over 30 countries for everyone with an interest in the clarinet or saxophone.
  • The Dalcroze Society UK Offers a crucial and highly contemporary method of understanding music through movement. Relevant to musicians, teachers and anyone working in the field of performance.
  • EPTA European Piano Teachers' Association
  • ERTA European Recorder Teachers' Association
  • ESTA European String Teachers' Association
  • FMS Federation of Music Services
  • IAJE International Association for Jazz Education
  • Incorporated Society of Musicians UK professional body for musicians, including teachers.
  • IRMT Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand
  • ISME - International Society for Musical Education ISME is a worldwide service platform for music educators who want their profession to be taken seriously by educators in other disciplines, by politicians and policy makers, by international organisations that promote culture, education, conservation and durable development of cultural heritage.
  • Jazz Services Promoting and supporting the development of jazz in the UK.
  • MEC Music Education Council
  • MENC The National Association for Music Education (USA)
  • MIA Music Industries Association
  • MMA Music Masters and Mistresses Association
  • MTNA Music Teachers National Association (USA)
  • Music for Youth Providing educational and performance opportunities for groups of young musicians through Regional and National Festivals and the Schools Proms.
  • Musicians' Union Union for the music profession.
  • NAME National Association of Music Educators
  • NAYO National Association of Youth Orchestras
  • NZSME New Zealand Society for Music Education
  • Pianoforte Tuners' Association The Pianoforte Tuners' Association is the professional body of Pianoforte Tuners.
  • Richmond Music Trust Richmond Music Trust offers music education opportunities for those in and around the London Borough of Richmond. RMT also offers a Music Therapy facility.
  • Scottish Association for Music Education The website for the Scottish Association for Music Education.
  • Sing Up - Help Kids Find Their Voice Sing Up is the Music Manifesto National Singing Programme, produced by Youth Music, The Sage Gateshead, AMV-BBDO and Faber Music and supported by Government.
  • SMA Schools Music Association
  • WebProjects Internet Marketing
  • Youth Music Funding a diverse range of music-making programmes, providing opportunities for children and young people up to the age of 18 throughout England.

Resources

  • C. Harvey Publications We publish and sell cello exercises: technique and studies for all levels, including finger exercises, octaves, scale studies, and thumb position.
  • Classic FM The UK's largest commercial classical music radio station. Its website has news, events, information about arts partners and competitions.
  • Classicol
  • Early Music FAQ
  • First Tutors Music First Tutors Music provides a free platform for music teachers to find work locally. Students looking for help with music exams can find dedicated tutors that provide private tuition for a wide range of instruments.
  • GMN Arts Network
  • Music Teachers.co.uk
  • MusicPartners.co.uk MusicPartners.co.uk enables people to find partners to learn, perform, compose or appreciate classical music.
  • Open Colleges lesson plans offer a vast area of online music resources and downloadable teaching and learning material from different sources on the web. Materials range from kindergarten to adult lessons. 
  • soundgenerator.com The Essential Resource For Music - Music education & industry directories including music teachers, recording studios, music & record shops, publishers & record companies. A wealth of information including music news, features, concert & CD reviews.
  • String Pedagogy Several articles on different aspects relating to high strings (natural intonation, vibrato, physiological preparation, etc).
  • Teaching Ideas
  • The Music Land
  • Tutor Hunt Tutor Hunt enables students and personal tutors to locate each other through a completely free online service.
  • Tutora Tutora helps parents and students find expert, local music tutors for private one-to-one tuition in their own homes, covering all instruments and ages.
  • William and Gayle Cook Music Library
  • Woodwind.org

Specialist music schools

Specialist music shops

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