Instrumental learning through ensemble instruction

Music Explorers: Band is for primary students in Key Stage 2, Years 5 & 6. It develops learning through whole class wind or string orchestral ensemble instruction. It supports students to play, sing, perform and compose with increasing levels of confidence.

Our offer

Singing and instrumental based activity building on key skills and developing playing technique and understanding of music through whole class wind or string orchestra
Comprehensive tutor guides that include topic related resources and other materials
Lessons are delivered by two CM staff and a member of school staff in a whole class setting
Advice and information to meet with a school’s individual needs


Year 5 students

Sing and play in a controlled manner with sense of accuracy
Maintain a part whilst others are performing their part
Improvise within a group using melodic and rhythmic phrases
Compose music with increasing confidence
Use music technology
Read notation and apply to instruments being learnt
Describe, compare and evaluate music using musical vocabulary
Suggest improvements to own and others work

Year 6 students

Sing in harmony confidently and accurately
Perform parts from memory
Take a lead in performance
Compose using a variety of different musical devices
Evaluate how music can be used for a variety of purposes

School staff

Are more confident in instrumental playing and in the understanding of music, including staff notation and music theory
Learn a repertoire of instrumental/band pieces
Develop performing, composing and improvisation skills and be confident to explore these with the class

Arts Award and Artsmark links

Arts Award – Discover and Explore
Artsmark – evidence of Pupil Engagement, Range of Offer


£57 per one hour session, can be booked by term or 36 week academic year

Two qualified and vetted CM tutors to deliver the MX programme
All resources and topic related materials, including instrument provision
Access to any special events
Support from our MX managers

You provide

Commitment from school staff who deliver the MX programme to learn a musical instrument alongside the students
Suitable spaces for each type of activity being delivered
Smartboard technology
Commitment that the class teacher will be actively involved as part of the delivery team
Commitment to regular planning and evaluation sessions with the MX team
Consumables when necessary, such as percussion instruments
Performance opportunities for the pupils in line with the MX programme