What people say about Charanga

We had great fun using the ukuleles this morning. It was only our third session and we all managed plucking the strings and strumming the C chord to perform ‘Old Macdonald’. The teachers and TAs are really enjoying using the resources and learning alongside the children too!

Dorothy Driscoll, Lead Music Teacher for Shepway 1, Kent

I teach wider ops and use inspira for violin and have found it a very useful resource particularly the different styles of music played at the start of the session. The children’s musical vocabulary has really increased over just half a term and I’ve been told it’s their favourite lesson of the week.

Coreena O’Hagan, Coventry Music Service, Nuneaton

The sheer scale of material in this resource is amazing. The lesson plans are really easy to pick up and follow – even for a complete musical novice like me. Everything gives me the confidence to teach music in class.

Mike Craig, Head Teacher, Arnage Primary School

I imagine the biggest praise for this all-inclusive resource is that the pupils have asked if they could carry on with it next term!

Samantha Gordon, Teacher, Alford Primary School

We’ve been using Charanga for over four years now and love it. As a teacher with no musical training (or ability!), it has changed my practice completely. I feel confident and excited about delivering music in our school.

Joanne Brown, Head Teacher, Lumsden School

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

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

We have been using Charanga for almost 2 years now and have found it a great resource for introducing our primary school children to a range of musical disciplines. Its lesson plans are comprehensive, easy to follow and most important of all…fun. In addition, this is all supported by a great technical support team.

Phil Morgan, Primary Teacher, The Vine Inter-Church Primary School, Cambridgeshire

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