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How body percussion could benefit your school

Body percussion is an incredibly useful and powerful tool for music teachers. Music lessons should start with a practical element, and body percussion is ideal for this as it requires no equipment or set up - budget friendly, and perfect for those days when you have a...

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Watch Beat Goes On in action!

We were delighted to be at the Music & Drama Education Expo in London earlier this month. We met lots of inspiring music teachers but, in particular, we were excited to lead a workshop for music teachers. Thanks to everyone who attended. If you weren't able to...

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Four ways to raise the profile of music in your school

What profile does music have in your school? Is it a core part of your school community or is music ‘just another subject’?

A high-profile music department can help to engage pupils and improve their confidence. So, how do you raise the profile of music to realise these benefits? We have assembled four top tips to help music be at the heart of your school’s ethos.

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Music and literacy: an interview with Pie Corbett

At Beat Goes On, we are often asked to use body percussion as a vehicle for cross-curricular teaching. It’s easy to see why – music can present familiar topics in a new and memorable way. This improves the chance that children will retain both the subject matter and the musical ideas.

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Four ways to make more of percussion in your music lessons

Unsurprisingly, we love percussion! If you can use it to make a beat, then we can lose hours finding all manner of riffs, rhythms and grooves. We wanted to give you a few ideas for making the most of percussion in your music lessons. Why not use these ideas in your next lesson and create a really exciting piece using nothing but instruments that you can hit, shake or scrape!

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