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Musical Futures

Musical Futures is a tried-and-tested yet innovative approach to music learning, based on a pedagogy that is driven by the musical culture of the participants. It brings real-world learning methods into the context of the classroom and other formal settings, engaging and inspiring all students and promoting inclusion and diversity. We provide pedagogy, training and tools to primary and secondary school teachers, whether specialist or generalist, and show how to use existing resources (staffing and equipment) to transform music learning within a school to ensure that every child gains access to a high quality music education.
 
Impact
+ At least 200,000 students benefit from Musical Futures each year
+ 92% of teachers report Musical Futures has made a significant and positive impact on the quality of music 
learning in school
+ Typical threefold increase in students studying music at KS4 in Musical Futures schools versus non-Musical 
Futures schools
+ Musical Futures contributes to enhanced professional satisfaction and teaching confidence in those who use 
it regularly
+ Students agreed working in groups in Musical Futures lessons helps them in other school subjects and 
supports them to feel more positive about school in general.

 
Musical Futures works with Music Education Hubs, Teacher Training Institutions, Bridge Organisations and other local and national organisations to support teachers and practitioners. We are a rapidly growing movement with 1,500 UK teachers reporting using Musical Futures, and more than 400 schools internationally in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, USA and Malaysia.
 
Musical Futures is expanding to develop new partnerships in out-of- school settings where we will apply our successful pedagogy, training and tools to support professionals to use the power of creating music to affect individual and social change with disadvantaged groups.
 

What Musical Futures offers
+ Pedagogy for bringing informal learning and non-formal teaching practices into schools
+ Professional development programme for primary and secondary teachers
+ In-school training and consultancy on transforming a music department through informal learning and how to apply the methods at KS4 and KS5
+ Free multimedia resources and App (available on www.musicalfutures.org)
+ Weekly Twitter best practice sharing and debating session (#mufuchat)
+ Access to online global community of practice for teachers and practitioners
+ Annual conference ‘The Music Learning Revolution: A Festival of Innovation in Music Education’

 
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