Musical Futures International: engage, innovate, create

Join one of our professional learning events in Australia/New Zealand in 2024!

Melbourne

Friday 21st June, 2024

Auckland

Monday 24th June, 2024

Sydney

Thursday 27th June, 2024

New to Musical Futures?

Musical Futures is an approach to the teaching and learning of music that promotes innovation, inclusion, diversity and lots and lots of music-making which is driven by the musical culture of the participants, rather than being limited to a specific musical style or genre.

We provide teachers from primary schools to tertiary teacher education institutions with training, support, networks and resources to deliver practical, engaging, developmental, pedagogically-grounded music programs in the classroom.

Musical Futures is sustainable in that it empowers and supports music teachers and is transferable to a range of learning contexts, demonstrated in the way it has grown from a small pilot project with 14-year-olds in the UK to a worldwide, globally recognised approach to music learning and teaching.

The pedagogical roots of Informal Learning

Professor Lucy Green’s (University of London, Institute of Education) extensive research into How Popular Musicians Learn resulted in the development of the Informal Learning model, with Professor Green leading on the action research* in schools in the UK. In this video, she explains how her own musical experiences and her research became the basis for a different approach to teaching music in schools. 

*Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) 1 by Lucy Green (ISBN: 9780754665229) 

What we offer

We provide teachers around the world with training, support, networks and resources to deliver practical, engaging, developmental, pedagogically-grounded music programmes in the classroom. 

The expansion of Musical Futures to more than 100 countries world-wide and the recent recognition for Musical Futures as one of the HundrEd global innovations in education has been largely down to the success of our extensive teacher professional development programme.

Our workshops allow teachers to experience Musical Futures as a learner and then unpick how they might translate that experience into their own practice in their own context. However, the development of a suite of resources, into which many of the key Musical Futures values and principles have been embedded, marks a new step for the organisation.

We provide all the teaching materials necessary to get started with Musical Futures in the very next lesson, whilst keeping in mind that the key to success with Musical Futures is in how the musical content is delivered and it's that aspect which is modelled by our team of experienced teachers and workshop leaders throughout all our workshops.

We provide everyone who attends our workshops with free and unlimited downloads of previous, current and future resources from our website.

Ready to take your music teaching to the next level?

Join one of our Aus/NZ events here:

Melbourne

Friday 21st June, 2024

Auckland

Monday 24th June, 2024

Sydney

Thursday 27th June, 2024

Learn even more about Musical Futures here!