Music in the Classroom

LSO Discovery Music CPD for Primary teachers aims to develop confidence and strategies for using music in the classroom, focusing on a creative approach to music-making.

LSO Discovery offer a variety of training opportunities for Primary teachers from one-off Creative Days to our year-long Music in the Classroom programme.

What's on next...Free CPD taster workshops

LSO Discovery is offering free 'taster' workshops to KS2 teachers working in mainstream and special education in East London*, led by LSO Animateur Rachel Leach and LSO musicians.

Details TBC

*You must work for a school or music service in Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

What's involved?

As a group you will participate in warm-up activities alongside LSO musicians, and using classroom percussion you will create a group composition based on a piece of classical music. LSO Animateur Rachel Leach will provide techniques and ideas that can be used in the classroom, helping you to deliver key areas of the curriculum in a fun, engaging and practical way. The methods employed are applicable across musical genres and encourage cross-curricular work.

You will also learn about LSO Discovery Music in the Classroom: a year-long engagement programme between the London Symphony Orchestra and your school including teacher training, visits by LSO musicians, and special access to our KS2 Schools Concerts. The next programme begins in September 2017, with applications open from March. We strongly recommend that you attend one of the free taster sessions prior to applying for the full CPD Scheme.

How to book for a taster session

Places at taster sessions are free but will be limited. To book please contact Alan Read on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 7382 2539 and provide your name, email address, school address and borough.

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Find out more about our CPD activities below, and join us in keeping music in the classroom.

Music in the Classroom Programme

For more information about our year-long hands-on programme for Primary teachers please click here.

Creative Days 2016/17

For more information about Creative Days please click here.


For more information about LSO Discovery's CPD activity please contact David Nunn, LSO On Track Projects Manager, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 7382 2538.




Teacher leading music session

Arts Award 

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to the age of 25 grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

Young people pursuing an Arts Award can fulfil part of their requirements through various LSO Discovery activities, including the Music in the Classroom Programme.

To find out more, click here.