Our Becoming a Better Music Teacher course is back!

Whether you’re starting your music teaching career or refreshing your skills, our free online course helps you take your teaching to the next level.

Over 10,000 learners from 164 countries enrolled on our course in Summer 2019! Join us for this free online course, which will provide you with a strong foundation of the skills, knowledge and insight needed to be an effective music teacher.

We know that instrumental and vocal teachers play have an important role in developing their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument. This course allows you to this course, you will reflect on your current teaching, assess your teaching strategies and look at new ways to motivate and inspire your pupils.

This course offers instrument-specific advice and resources as well as guidance on how to plan music lessons within a broader curriculum. You will gain the confidence to help you to challenge your existing practices and identify weaknesses in your own teaching style. All with the aim of becoming a more effective instrumental or vocal teacher.

This course is absolutely free. It’s been developed by ABRSM and is available through FutureLearn. We are proud to be a partner with FutureLearn alongside some of the world’s most renowned universities and institutions.

Click here to sign up for this free online course!

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

With this course, you will:

  • Explore and evaluate teaching and learning principles
  • Explore links between motivation and progression
  • Increase you awareness of professional values and practice
  • Design a curriculum and devise lesson plans
  • Join a global network of teachers just like you


FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives.

It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.