Here you can explore case studies drawn from a wide range of contexts, including school classrooms, early years settings and community locations. There are examples of inspiring work with children and young people that ranges from babies to older teenagers, led by classroom teachers, community musicians, instrumental tutors and other practitioners. These cases have each been included because they are examples of effective learning and teaching – they tell local stories in which positive outcomes are achieved. They are not meant to be comprehensive of all effective practice across the country, but rather to offer examples that illustrate the likely nature of this effective practice. The cases represent an initial set; over time we hope to add and expand these to illustrate further the rich diversity that characterises effective music education in England.

please note: inspire-music is a living resource. The team will be adding number of additional cases during the first six months, as well as bespoke film and support material for sharing with Governing Bodies. Future development will include the capacity for you to upload your own cases using the inspire-music effective practice framework.

A partnership between Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music Education Hubs in Lambeth, Lewisham, Royal Greenwich and Southwark.

Artist Bootcamp provides young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with 18 hours of music training from some of the UK's top musicians in order to help boost their skills, aspiration and confidence. The three-day workshop combines group work with opportunities to have one-to-one sessions with tutors.

Frequency is a music technology project designed by headteachers and soundLINCS (http://www.soundlincs.org) to narrow the attainment gap for targeted children and especially those entitled to Pupil Premium funds.

GOBSMACKED is a long term programme created within the Lancashire Music Hub aiming to create access to open-hearted vocalisation for PMLD students and to develop appropriate progression routes.

A music centre in a disadvantaged seaside community where a variety of music programmes link together and create access to musicmaking and progression into performance, further education and qualification.

Take Art's Early Years Music Practitioner delivering 'Soundwaves Extra' The Early Years Music Network for the South West at St Peter's C of E Primary School F/S Unit, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

Early years music making supporting looked after children (0-5 years), foster carers and adoptive parents and children based in Newcastle Gateshead.

A creative music making project delivered in partnership between Rhythmix and East Sussex Targeted Youth Support.

Working with a visiting musician over an extended period on a contemporary music making project.

Minute of Listening is a digital resource created by Sound and Music. It aims to create a world where every primary school child is inspired and enabled to listen creatively every day.

An Initial Teacher Training programme delivered by University of Greenwich, in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

The focus for the project is creative technology-supported composition work with school Year 7s (lower Secondary school) that encourages group work, independence, creativity, use of resources and evaluation.

This case study shows how the work of a peripatetic music teacher can support class teacher skills development as well as pupil learning.

Falmouth-based project that enables groups of musicians in different locations to perform together live, in real time, online, thereby creating new opportunities for ensemble performance, particularly for those living in remote locations.

A creative music activity from Berkshire Maestros for under-fives with opportunities for engaging parents and carers.

Key Stage 2 Instrumental pupils, of all abilities, and their instrumental tutors play together to develop an ensemble piece from scratch, away from the 'dots'. They improvise, devise and rehearse an arrangement and then give an informal performance to parents and other classes.

Seven Seeds was a large-scale musical project run by the Tri-borough Music Hub along with strategic partners the Aurora Orchestra, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall.

The purpose of this unit of work was exploration – to find out if new ways of working with technology in a music classroom setting might have meaningful musical benefits and outcomes.

A unit of work with a Year 4 class - part of the scheme of work for KS2 - devised and delivered by the school music coordinator. An existing piece of classical music 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' is used as the starting point for exploring musical elements through a variety of activities.

A postgraduate certificate / diploma programme for experienced music educators and leaders run by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a specialist Higher Education Institute training professional musicians and dancers.

A school uses music technology in the classroom to provide composition interludes for a large scale performance.

Pupils talking about their musical activities.

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