Active Music Digital is now live


Hello everyone,

After working hard over the summer we are very excited to announce that is now live.

168 lesson plans, 600+ video clips, 200+ notations, activity sheets and a 10 day free trial.

Please go and have a look at the ‘Ultimate Music Scheme For Practical Music-Teaching’.

If you have any questions about Active Music Digital please send an email to


We have worked very hard over the summer to put Active Music Digital together.

We are planning to launch Active Music Digital on 7th September.

Please watch the following video to learn more about Active Music Digital. If you want to be notified when we are going live so you can start your free trial, simply send an email to


ACTIVE MUSIC DESIGN FIVERRActive Music is very soon going to go DIGITAL!


It means that the DVDs do not have to be shared between teachers any more but EVERY TEACHER has immediate access to all the lesson plans, worksheets and DVDs AT HOME and at work – in their own time on their own computers and in their own classrooms.  Wow.

This will all be available for schools currently using Active Music for a yearly membership fee.


It means that free trials will be instant and purchasing will also be instant. It means that you can trial and buy Active Music wherever you are in the world and start using it straight away.


As part of the package, you have email access to the creator of Active Music whenever you need to ask questions…

Any new future updates, ideas, games, lesson plans, podcasts, videos and tutorials will be instantly accessed by all! Fun!

If you have any thoughts or comments about this, please share them – and if you would like to be kept up to date with this process please email me at or phone me on 07963 431405.

Here’s to some brilliant music teaching!


Fantastic testimonials from my weekend music course!

These are a few testimonials from my recent weekend course – 16th & 17th May in London

Music Curriculum levels

Music Curriculum levels

‘Sally delivers this course with professionalism, deep knowledge and passion. The course is packed with great ideas you can use in the classroom. I particularly appreciated Sally’s insights into progression through the new Music Curriculum.  Also, fabulous fun! A massive thank you!’

 Andrew Maud, Little Ealing Primary School

‘The course was fantastic – interactive and productive and included all the content necessary to begin music lessons within a school. Sally was great and extremely helpful over the weekend with any questions or concerns we had about music. I have a whole new and improved appreciation for teaching music’ Emily Morris, St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School…

‘I have been a musician all my life but Sally has shown me how to appreciate my love of music all over again.  I have now got a fantastic bank of games, activities and plans to take back to my school to implement and share with other staff. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt a                                                                    great deal. I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm back                                                              at school’

Paula Marsh, De Lucy Primary School,  Abbey Wood

1094386‘Practical and very friendly – enjoyable progression shown which will be so easy to use with children. Good terminology and good discussions on different aspects of teaching and organising music in the New Music Curriculum.’  Helen, Plumcroft Primary School

If you would like to join the next MUSIC TRAINING in LONDON, please send me an email  at and I will put you on the list so you will be notified as soon as the date and venue is planned.

Like some MUSIC TRAINING at your school?  I run whole day insets, half day insets or twilights…  Give me a ring to talk it through… (07963 431405) Sally…

A music teacher’s dream come true! Singing Games galore for the primary classroom! Try them for free!


 ACTIVE MUSIC FREE TRIAL!  Take a good look at Active Music in your classroom and try it out on your kids! Over 500 singing games which work brilliantly in the classroom with progressive lesson plans from Reception to Year 6! .Have all these packs sent to your school at no cost to you. Try out the games and look at the lesson plans and see if you think ACTIVE MUSIC with all it’s singing games and popular primary music activities would suit your school.

We offer free trials because nobody knows, until they see them, how brilliant they are!

This will save you hundreds of hours of preparation! Just think of the relaxing summer you could have, knowing your music plans are all ready!

ACTIVE MUSIC covers every practical music-making element of the Primary Music National Curriculum and is divided up into 8 DVD/CDROM sets as shown above.  Both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have packs on the following musical topics:

Rhythm and Pulse:  Pitch:  Singing Games: Instrumental Activities

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09This is a testimonial taken from an email I received yesterday: ‘At the beginning of the year I trialled various music schemes in my class (Jolly Music, Go for Bronze, Charanga, Active Music, etc.) and decided that yours would be the most suitable for my school, given that it provides video clips of activities to help non-specialists, and the lesson plans are extremely clear to follow’    Sam (Music                                                                   coordinator)

ONE SIMPLE STEP TO GET YOUR OWN FREE TRIAL! Email Sally at with your name and the address of your school, telling me that you would like a free trial and have read the conditions below. We will then send the free trial straight out to you! 

Want just Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2?  No problem – just let us know which you require!  (Key Stage 1 also includes Reception)

Conditions: We send the full Active Music set out to you and pay the postage.  If, after 2 weeks, you decide you’d like to keep it, do, and we will invoice your bursar.  If, however, you decide it’s not for you, all we ask is that you package it up carefully and pay the postage to return it. (£3).  It couldn’t be more simple!  Currently we can only offer free trials in the UK.  For other countries we require a  refundable deposit.

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09Want to talk about it?  Give Sally a ring on 07963 431405 or email her at

We look forward to hearing from you!

The impact of Active Music on Rotherham Music Hub

Having trained staff and school music teachers at Rotherham Music Hub last October, I was delighted to receive this brilliant testimonial from Deborah Findley.

‘I have been delighted by the impact that the Active Music scheme is having in our primary schools in Rotherham..  I was looking for something that would give non-specialist teachers the confidence to teach music on a regular basis and these DVDs fit the bill perfectly! The lesson plans are clear and simple whilst still covering all aspects of National Curriculum Music and the videos enable teachers and children to learn the songs and games. Children learn vital skills and all learning really is ‘Active’.  The response from the teachers who have used Active Music has been so positive that I would be happy for this scheme to be rolled out to all of our schools’

Deborah Findley – Head of Service at Rotherham Schools’ Music Service

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09To find out more about Active Music, click HERE

For Active Music Free Trials, click HERE

To purchase Active Music, click HERE

For details of our LONDON COURSE, click HERE

Please contact Sally Wagter B/Ed (Hons) on 07963 431405


We look forward to hearing from you!


Tony Chestnut! You have to see this game…and many more!

Tony Chestnut is an accumulative action game using the notes Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So an La. The children sit on the floor, legs in front of them with knees slighly bent up. Actions are as follows….

1: Sing all through

2: Omit ‘toe’. Hum instead of singing ‘toe’ but still do all the actions.

3: Omit ‘toe’ and ‘knee’ etc.  This can be taken as far as required.

This singing game is also well-suited to instruments. The children can take a different instrument for each body part and play accordingly!  You should try it – it’s very funny!! You can find it in Active Music Instrumental activities for KS 2.

I HAVE OVER 500 MORE VIDEO CLIPS LIKE THIS. Some include one game played in 10 different ways. There are so many singing games and so many ways to use each one!

WOULD YOU LIKE THEM? I can send them all to you, with over 160 lesson plans

Click HERE for details of our ACTIVE MUSIC FREE TRIALS…

…and don’t forget our PRIMARY MUSIC TRAINING WEEKEND in LONDON where we cover every music-making element of the Music National Curriculum! Click HERE for details of the LONDON COURSE in MAY 2015

I look forward to seeing you there!

Give me a ring on 07963 431405 to discuss free trials or courses,

Sally Wagter B/Ed (Hons)

Primary Music Specialist



Trial Active Music for free! Over 500 DVDs tracks and over 150 lesson plans!

Hello all you lovely music teachers out there!  Welcome to Active Music!

Our massive aim is to provide you with musical games and activities for Primary children until they are coming out of your ears!!

We have researched and gathered HUNDREDS of primary music activities and have placed them all neatly together into lesson plans – for your convenience – in a series of DVDs and CDROMS together with over 150  progressive lesson plans for Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

This package can seriously help you with your music teaching!


We send you the full set of Active Music and pay the postage.  You have 2 full weeks to look into it, examine it, teach from it and share it with your staff.  If after 2 weeks, you decide you’d like to keep it, please do and enjoy years of easy and exciting music teaching!  We will then invoice your school direct and you need not worry!

If, however, you decide it’s not for you, all we ask is that you package it up carefully and pay the postage to return it (full set = £3, half set = £2)


Yes you can!  Just make it clear which Key Stage you would like when you ask for your free trial!


A full set of Active Music costs £280 but currently we are offering Active Music at a special price of £220, following free trials.  A Key Stage 1 set costs £120 and a Key Stage 2 set costs £140.  

I look forward to talking to you!

Call Sally on 07963 431405 or email me at


Music Training Weekend London May 2015

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09Hello everyone!  I am so excited to announce that I will be running a Primary Music weekend on 16th and 17th May at Plumcroft Primary School in London.  I have never run a course where we don’t end up falling about laughing at our attempts to clap complex ostinatos with one hand while tapping a rhythm with the other… we play games all day and learn so many new and exciting primary musical activities in-                                                                       between drinking tea and getting to know each other…

We will cover every single practical music-making element of the Music National Curriculum and you will be challenged in your own music-making as well as finding heaps of  new ideas to teach your children. I have only ever known teachers come away overflowing with ideas for their music teaching that can last them for years…

This weekend will be great for your career and really fun for you personally!

Please click HERE for the course details.

Can’t wait to meet you!

Call me on 07963 431405 to find out more or to book a place,




ACTIVE MUSIC PICK ‘N’ MIX – 500 activities without the plans!

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09Please see our new page about:


All the fun without the lesson plans!

This is our new resource that contains all the 500+ highly popular games and activities from Active Music Lesson  Plans but without the lesson plans!                                                                                                                                                       Since we have been selling Active Music Lesson Plans we have realised that by focusing on the lesson plans we may be taking the opportunity away from music teachers who want heaps of ideas but don’t want the actual lesson plans. Many music teachers like to write their own, adapted to their particular school, but need heaps of new ideas!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAACTIVE MUSIC PICK ‘N’ MIX is for all Primary Music Teachers who don’t need lesson plans but never want to be short of whole class music lesson ideas – EVER AGAIN!  It is important to note that that these are the currently successful and highly acclaimed current activities that are already an intrinsic part of the current Active Music Lesson Plans. They are not 500 new activities but are delivered in a new form for those                                                                  who like the Pick ‘n’ Mix idea.

ACTIVE MUSIC PICK ‘N’ MIX is like a sweet shop for music teachers – so much choice and all lovely! The games and activities all work brilliantly with whole classes and in small groups and show clear musical progression.

We provide you with over 500 Kodaly-based activities both in notated form on CDROMS and as DVD tracks. These activities come under the following titles:

Rhythm and Pulse:    Pitch:  Singing Games:   Instrumental Activities.

Although the above aspects are the TITLES of the series of activities (exactly as they are found in Active Music Lesson Plans), more often than not, within ALL THE ACTIVITIES the children are learning about pulse, rhythm and pitch, at a subconscious if not conscious level!

Studio shoot for the Interactive Music Club taken on 28/06/09ACTIVE MUSIC PICK ‘N’ MIX
IS AVAILABLE IN APRIL – and the price will be £149 for ALL THE 500+ ACTIVITIES!

ORDER IN ADVANCE!!!! Anyone who chooses to buy Active Music Pick ‘n’ Mix between now and the beginning of February 2015  can buy the whole set for £99 only!


If you want just Key Stage 1 or just Key Stage 2, the RRP will be £75 but the ADVANCE offers for these will be £65 only.

For all other information please visit our new ACTIVE MUSIC PICK ‘N’ MIX PAGE!