Teaching secondary music
Teaching secondary music

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Teaching secondary music


This free course was written by Gary Spruce.

Grateful thanks to Milton Keynes Music Service for kind permission to draw on and amend materials from the Certificate of Music Educators’ module materials written by the author of this course, http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/ schools-and-lifelong-learning/ music-faculty-community-learning-mk/ certificate-for-music-educators [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Grateful thanks to the Times Educational Supplement for kind permission to draw on the materials written by the author for the ‘Enriching the primary curriculum: music’ course, https://www.tes.com/ institute/ music-cpd-primary-schools.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this free course:

Every effort has been made to contact copyright owners. If any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

Course image

© courtesy Jason Kubilius


Figure 1: Image courtesy of Gillian Howell, Australia. Crowd participation at the Big Jam, Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2010

Figure 2: Honored/dreamstime.com

Figure 3: Echo/Getty Images

Figure 5: © BASTIAAN STABBERS/iStockphoto.com

Figure 6: With kind permission from Yorkshire Youth and Music.

Figure 7: Emilio Labrador. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


Bugs video clip: courtesy of Trinity College London, www.trinitycollege.com

Class Instrumental video clip: courtesy of Trinity College London, www.trinitycollege.com

Scales Doh video clip: courtesy of Trinity College London, www.trinitycollege.com

Don't miss out

If reading this text has inspired you to learn more, you may be interested in joining the millions of people who discover our free learning resources and qualifications by visiting The Open University – www.open.edu/ openlearn/ free-courses.


Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus