"Here at Manic Street Teachers, we are passionate about giving children access to a broad and balanced music curriculum. Part of this is in the appreciation and understanding of a range of music styles and traditions from around the world. We believe in the value of letting children explore the world of music and therefore the world itself."
Matt Dix (CEO Manic Street Teachers)
What We Offer
Musician of the Month fits perfectly alongside your music scheme and is aimed at creating a culture of musical appreciation and understanding within your school.
We focus on a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music, carefully drawn from different traditions, composers and musicians.
Brings cultural capital directly into school
Our 6-year cycle covers classical composers, popular music and musical traditions, with links to the wider curriculum. Have a look at our Schools Programme 2023/24 to find out more.
Uses purposeful and engaging resources
Each month our resources include display posters, assemblies, knowledge organisers, quizzes, videos, activities, extra learning opportunities and book suggestions.
Promotes equality and diversity
We've linked our musicians to the Equality Act to encourage respect and so every child sees themselves and others as a potential musician. Check out our rationale here.
Built for Teachers, by Teachers
As practicing primary school teachers ourselves, we know how important it is for resources to be straight-forward and easy to use whilst having maximum impact. That is why we have made the site simple and accessible for all staff to be able to use.
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Trusted Among Primary Schools
Here are some of the primary schools across the U.K. who are already making the most out of our Musician of the Month resources.
Musicians to study
Children's lives enriched
What School Staff are Saying:
Name: Chris Dyson
Job Title: Headteacher
"Simply bringing music to life! Manic Street Teachers bring music to life through the curriculum. Want to do Bob Marley? Then let's get down and look at where he came from... where on the world map it is... knowledge organisers - the works. Each artist has their own oracy tasks, poetry units, reading spines, history topics ... a must to put the flesh to an artist ...and the KIDS adore it."