Ensemble Magazine

The magazine for Music Teaching Professionals

Ensemble is the termly magazine of the MMA – a premium publication featuring exclusive content about music education.


Keith Ayling

Media & Publications Manager

from The Editor

Ensemble magazine is a premium termly publication reflecting the most inspiring commentary and most useful resources relevant for those working in the UK and international schools worldwide. We try to publish as much exclusive content as possible, including interviews with those working at the forefront of music education; in schools, with policy-makers and internationally renowned artists, composers and teachers. We try to get a different angle from other publications and a more personal response from every person we talk to. Music Education is very personal to those who are passionate about the way they deliver it, connect with each student on an individual or class level and so we like to dig a little deeper in to the experience of each teacher we talk to. We hope that you appreciate this angle to our publishing that makes Ensemble worthy of a long-term place on your bookshelf.

Ensemble is delivered to every MMA member as well as key music education personnel across the UK.

Recent Issue Focus

  • The Brass issue
  • The Conducting issue
  • The Singing issue
  • Nicola Benedetti
  • The Woodwind issue

Resourcing Music Teachers

  • In-depth articles from research experts who support the work of the MMA
  • Helpful advice on instruments from our corporate members such as Haworth’s, Yamaha, Dawsons and Roland
  • Regular sections such as Music Tours and Music Tech with great tips for teachers
  • The latest Publications, Scores & Recorded releases reviewed and highlighted

Reflecting on Music Curriculum

  • Regular commentary on curriculum policy from experts such as Richard Hallam
  • Commentary on academic music from teachers in the field
  • In-depth articles from research experts who support the work of the MMA

Interviews with artists & musicians

  • Exclusive conversations with internationally renowned artists and their reflections and experiences in education such as:
  • Nicola Benedetti
  • Alison Balsom
  • Paul McCreesh
  • VOCES8

Articles from Ensemble Magazine

Shaping the future
Richard Hallam MBE

Tools for conducting
Peter Stark

Ideas for KS2
Catherine Beddison

The VOCES8 Method
John Padley

Love learning, start singing
Michelle James & Chao Cox

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