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Training and CPD opportunities for primary school teachers.

From our year-long Music in the Classroom programme to one-off Creative Days, training opportunities for primary school teachers focus on developing confidence and strategies for using music creatively in the classroom.

Music in the Classroom One-Year Programme

This year-long practical training programme provides hands-on support in line with the OFSTED Inspection Framework. It is open to primary schools in the LSO On Track partner boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest. We are unable to offer places to independent schools.

The programme enables schools to develop music teachers and leaders on the job, supporting them in line with the OFSTED Inspection Framework. Schools, teachers and pupils build a relationship with the LSO over an extended period, with access to professional musicians, LSO resources, and project support throughout.

The course is designed for Key Stage 2 teachers and pupils, and open both to teachers new to leading music activity and experienced practitioners, regardless of musical or teaching experience.

What’s Included

  • Three creative training projects, with visits from course leader Rachel Leach and LSO musicians
  • Six project training sessions per term, with activity ideas and resources to use in the classroom
  • Free places for staff on Creative Days, one-day CPD workshops
  • Access for one class to an LSO Discovery KS2 Schools Concert with the full LSO at the Barbican

Cost: £600+VAT
We are open to discussing adapting the programme to the needs of individual schools, including flexibility about the payment schedule of programme fees, and discussion with schools who would experience financial barriers to participation.


Applications for Music in the Classroom are now open for the 2024/25 programme.

For more information, please contact:

Anahi Ravagnani LSO On Track Projects Manager

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‘The course has had a massive impact across the school. The children’s learning has been phenomenally improved. All classes are now composing, analysing music, playing instruments, collaborating and singing.’ – Waltham Forest Primary School Teacher

Creative Days for Teachers

What’s Included

These day-long workshops inspire and equip teachers, and other staff teaching music, with the skills to take a creative and hands-on approach to composing music in the classroom. The activities are designed for practitioners at any stage of their career, regardless of musical or teaching experience. Creative Days are held at LSO St Luke’s, and led by composer and LSO animateur Rachel Leach, supported by LSO musicians.

Cost: £75+VAT per teacher per Creative Day
If cost is a barrier to your school’s participation, please contact us to discuss options.

Book Your Place: Our Next Creative Day on 17 April

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Fountain Room, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
For KS2 teaching staff

Using Repertoire in the Classroom with Rachel Leach and LSO musicians

Work with LSO animateur Rachel Leach, and LSO musicians to explore how to write compositions using repertoire. Based on Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No 5, this Creative Day will leave teachers with:

  • An exciting approach to composing and performing with pupils in the classroom
  • Vocal warm-ups that can be directly transferred to the classroom
  • Using repertoire as a resource in the classroom
  • The skills and knowledge to create hands-on compositions and active listening
  • Tips for troubleshooting common challenges

For more information and to book your place please contact:

Tara Ramoutar LSO On Track Projects Co-ordinator | 020 7382 2505

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LSO Music in the Classroom is generously supported by the Innholders’ Charitable Foundation, Barbers‘ Company General Charities, Tallow Chandlers Benevolent Fund and Pewterers’ Seahorse Trust.