International Schools

We understand that the role of music teacher in an international school can be an isolated one. There may not be any local networks to share ideas with, and it can be difficult to access relevant training and development opportunities due to the distances and costs involved. Here at Music Education Solutions® we aim to overcome these problems by offering a range of remote-access support and development options.

Curriculum Design

We offer a range of curriculum design services carried out by experienced consultants who have worked on many individual school curriculums and national and international resources such as the Kapow Music Curriculum, the pBuzz Music Curriculum, and the Pearson International Music Curriculum. We can audit your current curriculum and suggest improvements, help devise documentation such as progression of skills and assessment frameworks, or even write your entire curriculum for you from scratch! The process can be as collaborative or as hands-off as you would like, and we can complete the work remotely, arranging online meetings to accommodate time zone differences.

Online Learning

Through our online learning platform we offer a range of interactive self-study courses for international music teachers on a variety of topics. These are priced at £9.99-£24.99 for 6 months’ access, and include a certificate on completion of a final optional assignment. View our online course menu here

We also offer a regular programme of webinars throughout the year covering a variety of topics relevant to music teaching in international schools. View our webinar menu here.

Fees: £9.99-£24.99

Discounts are available for schools currently engaging with Musical Futures International – contact us for details.


We offer bespoke mentoring services from Open University certified music education mentors, delivered by Skype or FaceTime.

Adopting the ‘Reflective Model of Mentoring’, mentees are helped to identify their own areas for development during an initial one-to-one session. Following the initial session, mentees are then offered follow-up email support to help them address their development aims.

The MES Mentoring approach is bespoke, and therefore differs according to each individual’s requirements. Listed below as a guide are some of the topics and areas that international teachers commonly ask for support with, but these are by no means exhaustive.

Mentoring support might include areas such as:

  • Planning for Musical Development
  • Assessment of Musical Progress
  • Transferring to primary from secondary teaching
  • Managing Peripatetic Staff

Fees: £100 per session.