Whole Class Music Teaching in Partnership

Whole Class Music Teaching in Partnership


Bringing expert musicians into your school to work alongside class teachers.

Learning to play an instrument is a journey of discovery, joy, challenge and fulfilment. The instrumental learning journey often starts in Key Stage 1 with the recorder or classroom percussion instruments which Edsential teaches as part of our Music Makers programme. In Key Stage 2, children’s manual dexterity, strength and co-ordination develop sufficiently to handle instruments such as the violin, trumpet or saxophone.

Whole class instrumental learning is most appropriate for Key Stage 2 and may continue for one or two years. Thereafter, children usually continue to learn in small groups or in individual lessons. Whole class learning is available with strings, woodwind, brass, guitar, ukulele, recorder or world percussion such as Indonesian gamelan, African drums and samba band. Instruments are provided.

Music Makers develop vocal and instrumental performing skills as well as creating, improvising and composing music. Music Makers will be introduced to a range of musical styles from different times and places and will learn to read music notation. The Music Makers programme is taught in partnership with a member of school staff which is a great opportunity for classroom teachers to develop their own musical and instrumental skills. We also can offer programmes If you are looking for a music teacher to work independently.

About Edsential Musicians

  • All staff have appropriate Health and Safety, Safeguarding, DBS certification
  • Assistance with pupil assessment
  • Access to festivals, competitions and events
  • Worry free – we will cover absence where possible or refund the cost of the session. Grant funding is available for ‘First Access’ projects.

Cost: £48.40 per hour (each tutor)


£7 per term per instrument (to cover administration, maintenance and delivery) (Prices exclusive of VAT)


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