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VOL. 100 NO. 4 CONTENTS

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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Diary

Upcoming CPD opportunities 22 Column: ISM

What you should know about your legal rights as a private teacher 26 Online lesson materials

A preview of this month’s resources 28 Column: music technology

Tim Hallas weighs up the music technology offering to be found in UAL’s awards and diplomas

35 Reviews

Our reviewers read Kerry Boyle’s The Instrumental Music Teacher and Christopher Russell’s Notes on the Piano; play through Sam Wedgwood’s new book of piano solos and duets; put the latest update to PlayScore through its paces; load up the BandLab app; and road test Sontronics’s USB-XLR cable. 39 New products

Our technology correspondent rounds up the best new releases, including a free DAW from Traction

ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS FOCUS

12 Video assessment

A first-hand account of the mixed successes of remote grade exams 15 TCL at Key Stage 4

How to use the board’s Rock & Pop syllabus in the classroom

23 Theory roundup

What do the different boards have to offer your students? 30 Record and submit

The MTB top brass explain the rationale behind their app’s video update www.musicteachermagazine.co.uk

FEATURES 18 The Winter House

VOCES8’s Paul Smith and Ann Wright talk to Harriet Clifford about a free primary resource built on a grand scale 33 Let’s start at the very beginning

Making the case for early childhood music

42 Q&A

MT meets the team delivering Hertfordshire Music Service’s Changing Tracks

34 Be prepared

Chris Fish reflects on last year’s Centre Assessed Grades process, and considers the positives that can be drawn from the experience alongside the advantages to be found in going 'back to basics'.

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