Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject, Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible of key issues in music education at secondary level.

Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the program of support for the secondary curriculum.

Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include:

How music relates to other curriculum subjects; Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum; The music industry and intellectual property rights; Working with a range of musicians; Using ICT as a tool for musical performance; Developing musical leadership

This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practicing music teachers.

The 14–19 Curriculum in Music

The 14–19 Curriculum in Music

The 14–19 curriculum in music


The 14–19 curriculum structures students' progression from school into the wider world. At this important moment in life, young people are developing the awareness and skills they need to operate in the complexity of demanding and difficult social environments. The ability to adjust from dependency on the structure school provides to independent members of the community is vital to successful integration into an adult world.

The music curriculum can provide a very useful context for facilitating this progression as learners can explore ways of expressing their creative and cultural identities, developing outlets for their personal opinions and methods to articulate their feelings. Music-making also involves using important transferable skills - communication, team working, presentation, project management and ...

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