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MT0718_001_cover.inddJuly 2018

Percussion focus: the challenges and rewards of teaching tuned percussion; energising students with body percussion and using its techniques across the curriculum to explore rhythm and meaning in stories and poetry; a new tool for developing good stick technique; what’s next for Percussion Plus; and advice for budding percussionists from Adrian Spillett, the first percussionist to be named BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Plus, the worldwide impact of El Sistema and the legacy of its founder José Antonio Abreu; composer Errollyn Wallen introduces her new anthology of songs for children commissioned by Snape Maltings’ Friday Afternoons project; an all-through school puts music at the centre of children’s lives; ideas for practical and creative composition; why Trinity College London is focusing on the workforce; Music Theatre International’s second Junior Theatre Celebration; and why ABRSM’s Classical 100 is a great resource for primary classrooms.

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