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.

Musical understanding

Download these free reports, which explains how musical understanding has always been central to the National Curriculum

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.

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

Look through our collection of webinars that are specially tailored for music educators and free to watch.

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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland inform us about their twenty years of work creating opportunities for disabled musicians of all ages.