Resources for educators
The ISM is:
The ISM has nearly 10,000 members from across the music sector including academics, classroom teachers, instrumental and vocal teachers, performers, composers and songwriters. As a subject association for music, we act as a forum for individual music educators, consultative body and representative of the profession. We are committed to raising educational standards by developing and disseminating high-quality research, professional development and other support focussed on subject knowledge and pedagogy through our sister charity, ISM Trust.
Founded in 2014, the ISM Trust is open to all and focuses on delivering professional development, training and education opportunities to all musicians.
Performance anxiety: A practical guide for music teachers
This free guide will provide you with easy to use, practical strategies to help your students gain self-confidence.
Providing a 'broad and balanced' music education in school: a clarification for school and strategic leaders
Download this free resource with useful information on providing broad and balanced music education in school.
The National Curriculum for Music
Download our two free frameworks (primary and secondary), complete with wall-charts, to help you develop your curriculum, pedagogies and assessment in any setting.
Assessment in music education - the research context 2019
This document provides the research context to the curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy materials written by Professor Martin Fautley and Dr Alison Daubney.
Primary Music Toolkit
The ISM Teachers' Pack
This pack is a helpful guide for all instrumental and vocal teachers, whether you are employed, work freelance in schools or teach privately.
Webinars for educators
Music teaching resources from the BDA
Discover resources from the British Dyslexia Association that help you understand dyslexia and guide you when teaching dyslexic pupils.