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All of the following bulletins contain links to theme-relevant teaching resources and articles, detailed below each link:


December 2019: A Merry Music Education Xmas!
Participant-led projects are the way to a very merry Music Education...
November 2019: Crack the code to Music Education
Our work with young mums (and their babies) in secure accommodation
October 2019: A ghostly edition!
We talk partnerships and share our signed songs on YouTube
September 2019: Are you ready to start a new, music-filled academic year?
How do we evaluate our work?
August 2019: Music Education is on our mind...
Music and mental health
July 2019: it's not about the money... or is it?
How we get funding and our Director's MA dissertation
June 2019: It's time for some Music Education!
Long term projects and resources for instrumental teaching with Deaf children
May 2019: Musical Babies!
Music in Early Years settings
April 2019: Music and Youth Justice
Making music in Youth Justice settings
March 2019: The Music Education Landscape
Code of practice for Music Leaders
February 2019: SEND-ing the music!
SEND specific resources
January 2019: A new start for 2019!
Beginnings, warm ups, how to start


December 2018: Round (Rockin') Robin...
Robins (the bird)
November 2018: Lest we forget

100 year anniversary of remembrance (WW1)
October 2018: Music Education is Poetry in Motion

Poetry (including BSL poetry) resources
September 2018: The Long Arm of Music Education Law...
Police related resources
August 2018: Marvellous Mechanical Musical Machinery

Resources on machines
July 2018: I dreamed a dream of Music Education...
June 2018: A Musical Midsummer Night's Dream?
Night time resources
May 2018: May the (Augmented) Fourth be with you!

All things Star Wars (and a bit of John Williams) including SW related resources
April 2018: Music Education is the life for me!
Sea and sailing resources
March 2018: Marching to the Music Education drum!
March music and marching bands
February 2018: A Body of Music Education
Resources on music and the Human Body
January 2018: Happy New Year and a Good Sign for Music Education!
Singing and Signing resources galore!


December 2017: I'm dreaming of a Music Education Christmas (let it snow, let it snow, let it snow)
November 2017: How does Music Education shape up?
October 2017: Musical Hoofing!
Music and Dance - the sequel
September 2017: Strictly Music Education
Music and Dance
August 2017: Music Education ROCKS!

Geography and Geology
July 2017: Music Education goes wild!
June 2017: Music Education on the run!

The Beatles
May 2017: Music Education gets our vote!
The General Election
April 2017: Music Education is Out There!
Music and Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (resources and articles)
March 2017: Money, money, money...
Monday and Budgeting
February 2017: The Sapphire Edition
Precious stones and gems
January 2017: Monday, Monday...
The Blues (music!)


December 2016: A Fairy Merry Christmas!
November 2016: Fantastic(al) Beasts...

Mythical creatures
October 2016: The bells, the bells!

The history and art of bell ringing
September 2016: Fire, Fire!
Musical resources for teaching about the Great Fire of London in 1666
August 2016: Are you sitting comfortably?
Children's television themes and film music
July 2016: Carrying the Torch for Music Education!

The Olympics and music
June 2016: Should we stay or should we go?
Brexit and European music
May 2016: Music (Education) takes the cake...!

All about cake and baking
April 2016: Music (Education) oft hath such a charm...
Shakespeare: Music in the Elizabethan era 
March 2016: Happy International Women's Day!

Women in music
February 2016: If music (education) be the food of love...
The history of Valentine's Day
January 2016: Musically Doctor your New Year!
Music and Health


December 2015: Music Ed is Just So...
Rudyard Kipling
November 2015: God Save the Queen... and Music Ed too!
The Sex Pistols and Punk Music - should it be part of the curriculum?
October 2015: Hammer your Horror!
Musical scores from classic horror films (GCSE and A Level)
September 2015: Get in the Scrum for the Rugby World Cup!
Rugby, Sport and music
August 2015: All Music Education is equal!

George Orwell's Animal Farm
July 2015: Music Education is out of this world!
The solar system... Ooo... aah...
June 2015: Going Medieval

Inspired by the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and all things Medieval
May 2015: Driving home the Music Education message!

Driving related puns and resources
April 2015: Election Fever!
An introduction to politics and Westminster
March 2015: Mad as a Hatter?
Alice in Wonderland's 150th anniversary
February 2015: Baa-d times for music education?
Chinese New Year of the Sheep
January 2015: You say you've got a resolution...?
New Year resolutions


December 2014: 'Twas the night before Christmas...
All things festive!
November 2014: Oh, Cecilia!
All about the Romans