Teaching Resources

Music Teaching Resources for Non-specialists


At Drums for Schools our overriding aim is to make music-making accessible to everyone, and our teaching support is designed for teachers who don’t have a music speciality, as well as those who do.

Our Teaching Guides, Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans are written by experts for non-experts and they don’t assume any prior experience or training – not even the ability to read music. The same goes for our CPD training, which will give you a thorough, practice-based grounding in the chosen musical tradition, complementing the approach followed in the Teaching Guides.

Our range of support for World Music teaching includes:

  • Expertly written Teaching Guides
  • Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans
  • Background Articles
  • Audio examples
  • Video clips
  • Original CDs and DVDs from around the world
  • Posters for the classroom
  • CPD training by leading authorities
  • World Music workshops for pupils and staff

  • For generalists and Class Teachers as well as specialists
  • From basics to first performance in just a term of lessons
  • Lesson Plans, Cultural Background, Audio and Video support
  • Workshops and CPD also available
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  • 2016 Practical Pre-School Awards GOLD
  • Nursery World Awards Winner 2010
  • SEADOM Southeast Asia Directors of Music
  • Sound Sense The voice of community music
  • SAME Scottish Association for Music Education
  • Music Mark Influencing Supporting & Connecting
  • MMA Music Teaching Professionals
  • ISM Corporate Member
  • ISME International Society for Music Education
  • BESA British Educational Suppliers Association