Using Charanga in Portsmouth schools has broadened access for pupils, diversified resources for staff and enlivened the delivery of whole class instrumental and vocal teaching

Sue Beckett, Head of Portsmouth Music Service

Teachers and students have found that Charanga has opened the doors to personalised learning for both themselves and their students. They have embraced digital learning experiences to ensure learning experiences are compelling, real and relevant.

Charanga contains imaginative and stimulating material and is well-resourced in order that staff, students and their parents can access material easily and regularly to enhance their learning. Both instrumental staff and classroom teachers customise resources and repertoire to suit individuals, small groups and full classes.

Durham Music Service has developed a CPD programme for instrumental teachers and classroom subject leaders called ‘Link the Learning’ which links the learning between the practice room, classroom and beyond. Within the programme Charanga has facilitated contextualised learning opportunities where there is a constant sharing of knowledge, resources and new learning opportunities.

Students and staff are challenged in their learning through the regular flow of new material that is consistently pushing learning to a new level of understanding.

Adrian Biddulph, Manager of Music Education for Durham

Having these music lessons means we can do exciting things like go to the recording studio and perform at the Guild Hall.

Cameron, Pupil, Year 5 Longton Primary School, Lancashire

Thank you for the music resources. Our teachers and schools in Norfolk are thrilled with the updated site and new layout. I think that that Charanga is an amazing programme, which has helped to transform music in our schools. It has certainly been a valuable resource for our peripatetic staff who teach First Access.

Ian Cooper, Assistant Head of Norfolk Music Service

The musicians and programmers at Charanga have the expertise and the imagination to make a music educator’s dreams become reality.

Brendon Le Page, Director, Lambeth Music Service

We’ve been working successfully with Charanga for two years, adapting and applying their innovative and flexible eLearning system to our own requirements. It has been tremendously exciting working with Charanga on developing ground-breaking new ICT systems for supporting teachers in the classroom with exciting and accessible ways of ensuring good musical practice and skills development.

Brendon Le Page, Director, Lambeth Music Service

Music lessons get more creative every time we do them!

Rachel, Pupil, Year 5 Longton Primary School, Lancashire

I’ve enjoyed music so much that I might go on to join a club!

Haydn, Pupil, Year 5 Longton Primary School, Lancashire

How much I have enjoyed using the Charanga resources. I have used numerous resources for brass and woodwind and this has made a tremendous impact on the effectiveness of my teaching. I used the trumpet resources in a recent end-of-term concert at a first school in Morpeth in which 50 Year 3 pupils gave an entertaining performance to the whole school and 50 parents. Two trumpeters visiting from a nearby middle school were amazed at the progress of the Y3 children in only 10 weeks, compared to how long it took them to learn the trumpet in the middle school.

The music advisors for North Tyneside have observed me using Charanga for whole-class clarinet and recorder teaching and have been amazed at how effectively it can be for Wider Opportunities projects.


David Tallent, Music Services Teacher, Northumberland

It has given us the opportunity to learn an instrument that we might not have been able to do.

Sophie, Pupil, Year 5 Longton Primary School, Lancashire