New Charanga – it’s fabulous!! The kids have really enjoyed the units and the staff are delighted.
Julie Dorr, Primary Music Curriculum Support Consultant, North Tyneside
Just to let you know, the children loved the resources – particularly the rhythm and beat cartoons! We followed the grids and then I got the children creating their own rhythms using a paper-based grid! They were extremely engaged and enjoyed performing to each other!
Thanks once again, such a priceless resource!
Rachel Elvin, Year 2 and 3 mixed Class Teacher, Norfolk
I am so proud to be associated with Charanga. I am already using the new system and it is so wonderful. All my kids in my Sheffield schools love Charanga and I also got to show Charanga off to the Sheffield Hallam University teacher training students and they love it and have never seen anything like it in their lives! In fact they are possibly going to consider buying a licence! We at Sheffield Music Service are thrilled with Charanga. All the very best and may I wish you all continued success.
Nigel Martin, member of staff at Sheffield Music Service
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
I just really wanted to contact you to let you know how amazed I am with the quality of the resources I recently received from you. Everytime I access the website I find new resources which I know the children I work with will love and which are highly engaging teaching tools.
The lesson plans and resources which come with the platinum pack certainly do not disappoint in any way! I simply cannot believe how much work has gone into the creation of this amazing resource, which in my opinion all music teachers should be accessing! I know that over my years in teaching I have invested in many expensive resources – none of which are in the same league as the inspira resources.
I am an Advanced Skills Teacher for music and will whole heartedly be recommending inspira to all the schools and organisations I work with, and the teachers I support, as an outstanding resource.
Many congratulations to you and your team.
James Gregory, Music Teacher, Colmore Junior School, Birmingham
It’s such a fantastic resource and all staff at Joy Lane have taken to it with ease and enthusiasm. Even our specialist teacher in Geography has been taken aback with the amount of resources available on the website and used it already! Teachers in KS1 have made great use of the site too, through the topic menu under curriculum focus , using the space resources. We have also begun enabling the student access and hope to use this as a
way of providing music homework each term. An absolutely brilliant package!
Annamarie Godden, Joy Lane Primary School, Kent
Charanga has proved to be an invaluable asset to Primary Class Teachers in supporting and delivering music wider opportunities and general music lessons.
It has helped to build confidence and enthusiasm for music across the whole borough.
I don’t know what we would do without Charanga!
Ian Colthart, Head of Service, North Tyneside
An interactive asset with thousands of resources that brings class music, instrumental and voice lessons in to the 21st Century. An asset that any forward thinking school or music service should not be without
Neil Watson, ICT Co-ordinator Wirral Schools’ 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
a thoroughly modern and excellent digital resource for secondary school music.
Roger Crocker, ex Chair of the National Association of Music Educators (NAME), current chair of the Advisers, Inspectors and Consultants Forum Group of NAME, member of the Music Education Council Executive and an examiner for the ABRSM and EdExcel.