Brookmead School

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We were in search of a music provider who could support our music curriculum and provide staff with the resources to teach a breadth of coverage. XYZ Music was recommended to us by another school. Duncan was very thorough when explaining the curriculum and it was evident, from the beginning, that XYZ Music staff have a sound understanding of the primary curriculum and the skill and progression within each strand.

The curriculum overview was adjusted to suit us as a school and to utilise the equipment we had. Where new equipment was required, Duncan identified the most appropriate equipment for our children. 

The programme consists of an overview, plans (including teacher notes and activities for children) and video input from professional musicians. This has enabled us as a school to maintain high expectations for music where children have access to high quality teaching and learning. Teachers are also able to utilise these resources to study and become more confident in areas of music they are less familiar with before they deliver the lesson or unit. 

We had an INSET training day where the curriculum was shared with staff and we took part in music sessions as the children would. 

The children thoroughly enjoy learning the history of music, singing and learning to play new instruments- the ukulele and keyboards are a hit! Thanks to Jess, we also have a diverse music timeline that celebrates a range of musicians through history. 

XYZ Music has enabled us to maintain high standards for music education with clear progression and have created a programme that children enjoy learning. We would definitely recommend them as music providers for other schools.

Aysha Clarke
Assistant Headteacher
Brookmead School

Long Crendon School

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What XYZ have done for music in our school is amazing. We now have a fully comprehensive scheme of work, which is a spiral curriculum from Early Years all the way through to Year 6 that is fun, engaging and challenges children in all areas of music. The team have produced an amazing tool that is first class music lessons and in line with current music education. As a school we are very proud to be able to say that XYZ delivers our whole school curriculum. We would strongly recommend XYZ delivering music in your school.

Mrs Anna Bowden
Deputy Head Teacher
Long Crendon School

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy

Kingsbrook View Primary Academy

We are loving XYZ! It makes music actually fun to teach. The children love it and have got to know the tutors who expertly deliver the online content. The children are asking when music is in the week now. 

XYZ has made everyone’s life easier. Our teaching staff’s confidence in delivering music has increased since we have used XYZ, through their resources and continued professional development.


Kingsbrook View Primary Academy

Bearbrook Combined School

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This is our first year using XYZ and we are extremely happy with everything they have provided. Before the term started we met with the team to discuss and map out the curriculum to ensure there was clear coverage and progression across the school. Their staff are extremely knowledgeable and supportive and they have written a comprehensive curriculum that challenges all students and provides them with the opportunity to try new enriching experiences.
Lessons are engaging and hands-on! New resources we ordered as a school are being used and the children love having a go with real instruments. Our school staff are very well supported and confidence levels of staff have improved greatly since XYZ has been coming in.

“I love music as we play instruments and don’t just sit and listen.” Y3 child.

“I’ve always wanted to learn an instrument and now I can” Y4 child.

Staff and Students at Bearbrook Combined School