Resources for educators

The ISM is:

The ISM has over 9,000 members from across the music sector including academics, classroom teachers, instrumental and vocal teachers, performers, composers and songwriters. As a subject association for music, we act as a forum for individual music educators, consultative body and representative of the profession. We are committed to raising educational standards by developing and disseminating high-quality research, professional development and other support focussed on subject knowledge and pedagogy through our sister charity, ISM Trust.

Founded in 2014, the ISM Trust is open to all and focuses on delivering professional development, training and education opportunities to all musicians.

The National Curriculum

Download The National Curriculum for Music for free. These are complete with wall-charts, to help you develop your curriculum, pedagogies and assessment.

Primary Music Toolkit

The ISM Trust and SMA commissioned an online toolkit to help primary school teachers bring the primary curriculum to life.

Early years education

Find out more information on early years education, including free-to-download resources.

The ISM Teachers' Pack

This pack is a helpful guide for all instrumental and vocal teachers, whether you are employed, work freelance in schools or teach privately.

Webinars for educators

Look through our collection of webinars, which are all free to watch and specially tailored for music educators.

Related discounts for ISM members