Free teaching resources for KS3 music teachers


LONDON, November 20, 2014 – Sinfini Music has launched Sinfini for Schools, a new initiative for secondary school music teachers in the UK, providing free-to-download teaching resources on classical music for 11-14 year old students.  The comprehensive curriculum-linked lesson plans, devised by specialist music teachers in conjunction with Sinfini Music, represent a first for the music industry, creating a complete set of digital music teaching tools in one easy package.

Sinfini for Schools is a flexible teaching resource that can be used by teachers for either a single lesson plan, or to create schemes of work for the whole year.  The lesson plans are based on two pieces of music: Ravel’s Boléro and the Toreador’s Song from Bizet’s opera Carmen.  Each plan includes teaching guidelines, ready-to-use school music parts and corresponding MIDI files.  The high quality teaching materials are designed to be used alongside the engaging content, written by world-class journalists, which is freely accessible on Sinfini Music’s website.

Sinfini for Schools will reach 11,000 music teachers and be made available to more than 1.6 million Key Stage 3 (KS3) pupils studying music.

Tina Poyser, General Manager, Sinfini Music: “We want to awaken an interest in all types of music among young audiences, by showing how music has evolved, explaining how it relates to everyday life, and making the connections between different musical genres.  Classical music has an important role to play in that discovery.”

Janie Orr MBE, Chief Executive, EMI Music Sound Foundation: “KS3 is such a critical time for forming lifelong bonds with music.  Sinfini for Schools provides quality materials that make learning about classical music a fun and interactive experience for everyone involved, whether they’re students, teachers or parents.”

Download your free teaching packs by registering at Sinfini for Schools.

Sinfini Music is the online destination for classical music, providing ways into a traditionally complex genre for new or existing classical music fans.  It is straightforward and jargon-free using multiple content types to bring a different angle to classical music, including exclusive written feature articles, filmed Sinfini Sessions and deconstructs, podcasts, animations, listening opportunities through Spotify, a specially curated selection of recordings and competitions.  Sinfini Music is owned by Universal Music but editorially independent, covering music and releases from all record labels, artists and venues.