Spotlighting best practices

Sistema England’s Youth Music Spotlighting aimed to bring together music teachers from Sistema-inspired programmes in England to learn and share effective practices with each other and subsequently with the wider music education workforce.


Here you will find video clips of Repertoire taking place on Sistema-inspired programmes in England, as well as a downloadable Tips & Tools for Repertoire resource from teachers for teachers.

Using the right repertoire, and using repertoire well are important to all music educators. Teachers on Sistema-inspired programmes chose to focus on repertoire as an area for peer-sharing to benefit from resources and approaches already used effectively by others, especially those working in similar contexts.  The tips and tools found here are focused on ways to access, create, adapt and compose repertoire.

‘Repertoire is key. It is through making and performing great music together that young musicians are motivated and inspired to aspire and achieve excellence; over time, their families and communities become engaged. Through differentiation and using a social pedagogical approach great repertoire, drawn from different genres, is made accessible; horizons are widened and prejudices and taboos removed.’
Richard Hallam MBE, Chair, Music Education Council and Trustee, Sistema England

Download Tips & Tools for Repertoire.  These tips and tools are not exhaustive, and if you would like more, download the full Sharing Tips & Tools document, which includes teaching ideas for Social Pedagogy & Differentiation.