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On Cue – Musical Futures Training


Maidstone Skills and Community Centre, Titchfield Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8FX


CPD & Training

Event timetableStart timeEnd time
Friday 09 March, 20189:30 am4:00 pm

Session Leader: Katie Teage

Cost: £45 for teachers in Kent and Kent Music Staff. (Normal price is £149) – Includes Lunch and Refreshments

Suitable for: Specialist music teachers

To book: Buy your ticket through the Musical Futures website or ring them on 020 7250 8323


Course Outline

Musical Futures and Kent Music are working in partnership to deliver this training event at a subsidised rate for teachers currently teaching in Kent schools.

If you are a music or specialist instrumental teacher within the county of Kent, you can attend this training event for £45, instead of £149. You will also receive a Teacher’s Pack full of resources and backing tracks and FREE Musical Futures basic membership.

Developed in partnership with Musical Futures Associate Adam Saunders, On Cue is an inclusive approach to creative music-making. On Cue resources combined with non-formal pedagogies (and practices) make this approach suitable for use with ensembles of any instruments or ability.

Aims of the course

  • Explore how to make instrumental music truly inclusive for ensembles.
  • Learn how to accommodate the range of skills levels and experience often found in instrumental ensembles
  • Discover how to nurture the ‘whole musician’ without the need for learning and performing to come from reading notation.
  • Develop approaches that provide a catalyst to involve all students in extra-curricular music making
  • Build essential performance skills amongst students that will promote achievement and attainment in music


  1. Improvisation and collaborative music making –  basic melodic ideas learned by ear
  2. Learning musical content through use of body percussion, vocalising, singing, playing by ear and improvising to build, create, develop and perform a new piece of music as a large group
  3. Developing ensemble skills rooted in active music making

Who is it for?

On Cue encourages aural learning and includes strategies for composing, improvising and singing as part of the approach.

Recommended for use by music teachers or practitioners working with music ensembles, regardless of the level or experience of your instrumentalists or the instrument combinations involved.

  • Teachers or practitioners looking for new approaches to working with bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles – On Cue is a great way to enhance your music provision by engaging musicians of all levels.
  • Anyone looking to set up an inclusive ensemble of mixed ability

What is included?

A full day training course delivered in a school setting.

A teachers guide with a download link to the On Cue materials consisting of:

o    Teacher guide
o    Relevant notations
o    Relevant backing tracks
o    Key charts
o    Seating plans

  • Expert guidance through a practical and enjoyable workshop
  • The chance to network with local teachers
  • Refreshments and lunch

Benefits of Musical Futures training

Teachers who use Musical Futures in schools report:

  • An increase in numbers of students taking up instrumental lessons on a wider range of instruments
  • Increased student participation in concerts and performances
  • Better engagement with classroom music for all ages
  • Greater satisfaction in relation to their teaching and own musicianship​
  • Opportunities to develop new ideas for inclusive extra – curricular music in school