This long-awaited new edition of Music in the Primary School is for all those involved in Primary music, for music specialists and non-specialists, teachers and advisers. An indispensible handbook, it contains practical advice and ideas for facilitating listening, composing, and performing, with reference to the National Curriculum. Part 1 focuses on the organization of music-making and suggests inclusive activities, while Part 2 presents a theoretical
framework for curriculum planning.
Dr Janet Mills began her career teaching music (and mathematics) in a comprehensive school in West Yorkshire. Subsequently, she was a teacher educator at Westminster College in Oxford and the University of Exeter. Her work as an HM Inspector of Schools included observation of more than 1000 instrumental lessons and the development and implementation - with instrumental teachers - of the first national system for inspecting Local Authority Instrumental Music Services. Along the way, she learnt violin and singing, and taught herself to play several other instruments. Janet Mills was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London and in 2004 won a National Teaching Fellowship. She wrote Music in the School (2005), Music in the Primary School (1991), and many articles in books, magazines, and research journals.
PART I: STARTING POINTS FOR MUSICAL ACTIVITY; PART II: DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK