1st Edition

Jumpstart! Music Ideas and Activities for Ages 7 –14

By Kelly-Jo Foster-Peters Copyright 2020
    194 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Children develop their musicality best through engaging and participating, and an effective and enriching music curriculum must focus on the development of practical music-making skills. Jumpstart! Music therefore contains a wealth of ideas and activities that will support any teacher as they aid the musical learning of pupils aged 7 to 14, helping students not only to learn in new and exciting ways, but also to enjoy themselves while they are doing it.

    Inspiring any young learner to listen to, make and create a range of music, the book includes multiple simple-to-use ideas and activities, with every chapter based around fun and engaging topics, such as:

    • Storytelling
    • History
    • Media
    • Modern music
    • Technology
    • The world

    With group suggestions as well as opportunities for the students to develop their skills independently, the games and ideas featured in this title all focus on the core skills in learning music – listening, singing, playing, improvising, composing and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, cultural) – and are all flexible enough to be adapted to fit each individual situation, whatever the resources to hand.

    Jumpstart! Music is an essential classroom resource for helping young learners develop their musicality and musicianship and will support any teacher in delivering engaging, inclusive and creative music lessons.

    Chapter 1: Music and the Environment. Chapter 2: Music and Storytelling. Chapter 3: Music and History. Chapter 4: Music and Events. Chapter 5: Music and Media. Chapter 6: Modern Music. Chapter 7: Music and Technology. Chapter 8: Music From Around the Globe


    Kelly-Jo Foster-Peters has been teaching curriculum music in schools for 20 years in both mainstream and SEND schools. She is the SEND music teacher representative on the DfE Music Hubs Advisory Board, and the SEND music advisor for Southampton Music Hub.