Access to my collection of music advocacy material

I’ve decided to store my small but growing collection of music education advocacy articles, posters, podcasts and so on in a shared Dropbox folder. This is now available for you to browse, copy and use as you wish. Some articles are better than others, but I’m sure there will be something of interest for all. Music education regularly comes under fire from school administrators, so we need to be articulate and clear about its benefits.

You can access this here. Feel free to send to others.

You might like to send me your materials on advocacy



Latest book Learning Strategies for Musical Success (A book filled with music advocacy from multiple perspectives).

The Music Trust (review) VMTA (review)

“Super book. I am so impressed!” – Donna Michaels, USA

“Fantastic book, simply brilliant! – Ian Cooper, Norfolk, UK

“Rarely do I come away feeling so inspired. Incredibly beneficial.” – Music Matters Blog

“Such a practical book. SO glad I purchased this. – Jocelyn Beath, NZ

“Deeply impressive, the breadth of research is fascinating!” – Robert Chamberlain, Team of Pianists and Monash University Piano Staff, Victoria Australia.

“Awesome! I want to recommend it to every teacher I know” – Michael Williamson, Australia

Amazon UK
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Australia: Contact for direct mail.

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Also by Michael Griffin


Music and Keyboard in the Classroom: Fundamentals of Notation is a unit of work for general music middle school classes. Designed around the mastering of practical skills, it integrates theory, aural and history, and allows students to progress at their own rate. View Table of Contents. “This has been a great buy; the books are just superb! Interesting topics with a wide range of pieces. Great content with clear progression of learning. Fascinating teaching philosophy! BRAVO!” -The Grieg Academy, London. Available at

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Music and Keyboard in the Classroom: Let’s Get Creative! is the fun and creative extension to ‘Fundamentals of Notation’.

View Table of Contents. “We have been using your keyboard course and the results have been amazing!” – St George College, Australia

Available at

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‘Bumblebee: Rounds & Warm-ups for Choirs’

Second edition. Bumblebee! is more than just a collection of 123 choir exercises and rounds. The author shares timeless wisdom to help you get your choir – primary or secondary – into shape.
View Table of Contents.

“This is really good for all kinds of vocal groups, choirs, conductors. Bravo!!”

“The thinking person’s guide to training a choir. Love it!”

“It’s great to have some fresh warm-ups to add to the repertory. The tips for actions and techniques are really useful, and the advice at the back of the book has made me review some of my strategies.”

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Modern Harmony Method: Fundamentals of Jazz and Popular Harmony (Third Edition, 2013) is a clear and well organised text suitable for students of arranging and composition, and for classically trained musicians wishing to grasp the beautiful logic of jazz harmony. Essential understandings include chord selection, voicing, symbols, circle of 4th progressions, extensions, suspensions and alterations. Included in the 107 pages are explanations, examples, exercises and solutions. The course can be started with students in year 9 and worked through to year 12 musicianship, composing and arranging. Available at



Public speaker, music education trainer, conductor and pianist. Author of 'Learning Strategies for Musical Success', 'Bumblebee: Rounds & Warm-ups for Choirs', and 'Modern Harmony Method'.

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One comment on “Access to my collection of music advocacy material
  1. Dr. Prof. Edward Charles. says:

    Sir, I have admired your submissions and really do appreciate your sharing.
    If the respected Mr. Griffin (or others) would like it, I welcome synonymous association.
    This inspires me to offer over a hundred personally authored articles (AND SOME ADVANCED CHORAL COMPOSITIONS), so I have decided to equal the generous distribution and give free access via two separate ‘CATALOGUE/LIST’ which includes synopses of each work. As well as the compositions, there are article subjects on ‘SINGING IS AN ART FORM’, ‘ACCOMPANYING IS AN ART FORM’, ‘ PART SINGING & INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING’, ‘BRASS BANDS’, ‘SILENCE IS GOLDEN’, ‘LEARNING TO LEARN’ (series), ‘CONDUCTING! Anyone can do it – OR CAN THEY?’,(10+ part course – to ‘ULTIMATE CONDUCTING’), ‘BEGINNING OF WISDOM’, ‘WISE WISDOM’, ‘FOLLY?’, ‘ARE YOU INSPIRATIONABLE?’, ‘GO FOR IT!’, ‘DESPONDENCY’, ‘HUMOUR’, ‘LONGEVITY’ etc. etc. With free mentoring for the talented/gifted, if you wish! ALL FREE from

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