Using technology in primary music education

Summary

Whilst the section on music technologies has been separated within this toolkit, it has immense potential for use throughout music education, not only as a stand-alone endeavour but more importantly to support, enhance and promote musical learning per se. It is important for teachers to become familiar with the technologies they might consider using, perhaps using it themselves first to explore sound and music and have fun getting to grips with particular technologies. Fundamentally, teachers need to think about why they are using technology and whether the ways it is used support musical learning. Technology is not a bolt-on but is integral to supporting, enhancing and even being the vehicle for musical learning and has immense potential for inspiring use right across the curriculum.