The ten topics in this book cover a range of styles from Baroque music and jazz to British folk and reggae. Designed for the non-specialist with flexibility in mind: the mixed-ability activities can be delivered easily, regardless of the teacher's musical ability or equipment available, and with a minimum of preparation. Multi-purpose: the topics and activities are designed for KS3 and KS4 cover lessons, but can also be used as homework, revision or bridging activities. Accompanied by a CD-ROM: each topic is complemented with a PowerPoint presentation that includes colour images and links to relevant YouTube Videos. PDFs of the student handouts allow you to print as well as photocopy the worksheets. Relevant and purposeful: the activities are focused on providing a valuable learning experience for your students.
Helen Tierney was born in Merseyside and studied music at Oxford University. She has taught music in comprehensive schools for over 20 years and currently works at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School in Barnet, where she is also an AST for secondary music. She has also worked with music in prisons, dementia units and eating disorder clinics. She currently examines for the ABRSM and sings with the BBC Symphony Chorus.
Introduction Medieval music Baroque music Classical music Romantic music Jazz Blues British folk music Reggae African music Indian music