Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Strengthening subject knowledge and pedagogy amongst London’s specialist secondary school music teachers to improve pupil attainment. 

Teaching through music

The project was led by Trinity Laban and ran in partnership with Sound Connections, Barbican Guildhall, Trinity College London, and University of Greenwich. In joining forces in support of KS3 music, over 230 teachers, musicians and other educators from 28 boroughs and 99 London schools took part. All signed up to a shared ethos that music should be the ‘dominant language’ of the KS3 classroom, with teachers and pupils being empowered through creative ownership.

Participants felt that the project made a significant difference to their teaching. Early indications are that this has led to improved attainment, musical confidence and motivation for pupils.

Music Excellence London

Sound Connections was awarded further funding through the Subject Knowledge Hubs programme to lead Music Excellence London - this project brought together the Teach Through Music and Peer to Peer LSEF programmes, creating a single London wide offer including open access online resource, an active social media community, webinars, peer to peer support, face to face meetings and events.  

Teach Through Music - Assessment, A Community of Practice

This short film captures KS3 music teachers from London schools talking about their approach to musical assessment.


Short films - Three 10 minute films featuring KS 3 Music teachers

Teach Through Music case studies

Evaluation: Teach Through Music Programme

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