Fully updated in light of the latest research and practice in primary education, Teaching Music Creatively offers all teachers a comprehensive understanding of how to develop, deliver and enjoy a creative music curriculum. It is inspired by the belief that all those concerned with primary education have a deep interest in creativity and supports teachers in developing the confidence to teach and celebrate creative music teaching throughout school.

With groundbreaking contributions from international experts in the field, it offers well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. This edition includes a brand new chapter on teaching interculturally, showing how children can reach their full creative potential and not be constrained by cultural stereotyping.

Key topics covered include:

■ Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively

■ Composition, listening and notation

■ Spontaneous music-making

■ Group music and performance

■ The use of multimedia

■ Integration of music into the wider curriculum

■ Musical play

■ Assessment and planning.

Teaching Music Creatively is packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and imaginative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods. It is an invaluable resource for all those training to become primary school teachers, as well as practicing teachers looking for support and inspiration and undergraduate students of music and education.

chapter 1|11 pages

Teaching Music Creatively

chapter 4|21 pages

Children Composing

Creating communities of musical practice

chapter 5|14 pages

Becoming Performers

Creating participatory spaces collaboratively

chapter 10|12 pages

Integrating the Primary Curriculum

chapter 11|12 pages

Assessing Creatively

chapter 13|13 pages

Teaching Music Interculturally

Posing questions, creating possibilities