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Music across the creative curriculum


Barnes, J. (2015) Cross Curricular Learning 3–14. London: Sage.

Daubney, A., Elliott, R. and Watt, F. (2014) How Folk Music, Dance and Drama Inspired Learning in Schools (case studies of 19 schools using folk arts across their curriculum to support learning in a range of subjects).

Daubney, A., Elliott, R. and Watt, F. (2016) How Folk Music, Dance and Drama Inspired Learning with Museums(case studies of collaborative cross-curricular projects with schools, museums and music education hubs).

Hallam, S. (2016) Whole Class Ensemble Teaching: Final Report (advocacy report on whole class instrumental and vocal teaching in primary schools).

Marsh, K. (2008) The Musical Playground. Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • Music Education Works

    This website provides a short summary of emergent research on evidence about the impact of music education and links to research papers and articles.

  • English Folk Dance and Song Society Resource Bank

    This award-winning online portal includes songs, planning and resources for using the folk arts as a stimulus across the curriculum.

  • John Finney’s blog

    This entry on Finney’s blog describes a whole-class programme in Cambridgeshire, its underlying philosophy and the importance of the habits, values and behaviours nurtured through the programme.

  • Minute of Listening

    A subscription package which provides 60 seconds of creative listening every day for the school year; this is a fantastic resource with the potential to be extensively used to inspire learning across the curriculum.

  • Schools Music Association Awards

    For those who wish to get feedback on the level of their achievement in ensemble and singing work.

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