Musical Futures

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Musical Futures by Mind Map: Musical Futures

1. When the Musical Futures methodology is employed in a music classroom, students are given full control. They explore and create music that is relevant to them; they guide teacher interaction with their own motivation, interests and passion; they take risks, learn from each other, develop skills and become life-long lovers of music.

2. Encourages teachers and practitioners to reflect and consider their own practice, making it more student-directed, relevant and engaging, or to provide a catalyst for change for a new direction in music teaching.

3. "Even if you're not good at it, it doesn't really matter, you can have a go."

4. "When you try to make music, it's not just about you, it's about getting along."

5. "Music in schools is massively important; it's a vital part of school life."

6. "I help everybody out with what their doing."

7. "If we don't want to do the performance, we don't have to do it, but it's a choice for us."

8. "I really enjoy it and everyone says that I'm good!"

9. "It's nice!"

10. "This is what I've done!"

11. “You feel proud of yourself!"

12. What The Students Say...

13. Informal Learning

13.1. Students acquire skills and know-how via collective decisions and endeavours, with teacher/practitioner as facilitator or community context.

13.2. Students play music they like with their friends in groups

13.3. Students direct their learning, and teachers stand back and provide guidance and support when needed

14. Non-Formal Teaching

14.1. Skill acquisition gained through practical application, teacher as musical leader, in a setting such as a classroom or community context.

14.2. Integrates performing, listening, composing and improvising

14.3. Whole class work shopping, band instrumental skills, songwriting and non-western music

15. Makes music learning relevant by drawing on the passion, enthusiasm and the motivation young people have for music.

16. Creates music entitlement for all young children, regardless of background, motivation and circumstance.

17. "Our vision is for a future where everybody benefits from the value of music"

18. The Vision

19. An Ethos - a philosophy meant to underpin the work of a music department

20. What does Musical Futures bring to the classroom?

21. Available Programs

21.1. Just Play

21.1.1. 8-14 Year Olds

21.1.2. Building Musical Skills

21.1.3. Instrumental Skills, Ensemble skills, Learning to learn aurally, finding and maintaining a pulse, working together, understanding how work works, building confidence

21.1.4. Musical Futures: Just Play

21.2. Non-Formal Teaching

21.2.1. 8-18 Year Olds

21.2.1.1. Modelling Musical Skills

21.2.2. Whole class composing, improvising, Groove Your Classroom, Classroom work shopping, Find Your Voice, Samba/Taiko, On Cue

21.3. Informal Learning

21.3.1. 11-18 Year Olds

21.3.2. Independent Musicians

21.3.3. Technology and production, band work, free composition, in at the Deep End, Songwriting

22. Free Resources Available at Musical Futures - Transforming music education through real world learning

23. How does this effect my classroom?