2016 Music Teacher Award Winners

Created to celebrate excellence in music education, over 280 industry guests attended the evening at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, Knightsbridge - including teachers, musicians and VIPs - representing the best and brightest figures in performing arts education.

Initiatives, individuals and resources were honoured across 13 categories - including Dame Fanny Waterman (pictured) and Leeds College of Music.

2016 winners:

Best Musical Initiative, sponsored by the Royal Marines Band Service

Winner: Chiltern Music Academy

Best Print Resource, sponsored by Halstan UK

Winner: Improve Your Theory by Paul Harris (Faber Music)

Best Digital/Technological Resource, sponsored by ISM

Winner: English Folk Dance and Song Society Resource Bank

Best SEND Resource, sponsored by Schools Printed Music Licence

Winner: SoundLab (Heart n Soul/Unthinkable Consulting/Goldsmiths/Public Domain Corporation)

Best Music Education Product, sponsored by Rhinegold Publishing

Winner: pTrumpet (Warwick Music Group)

Best Musical Theatre Education Resource, sponsored by Schools Printed Music Licence

Winner: Lion King Education Resources (Disney)

Excellence in Primary/Early Years Music, sponsored by ABRSM

Winner: Soundpots (Stoke-on-Trent Music Service & Make Some Noise)

Best School Music Department, sponsored by the MMA

Winner: Merchant’s Academy, Bristol

Musicians’ Union Inspiration Award, sponsored by the Musicians’ Union

Winner: Marianna Hay

Music Education Council Major Award, sponsored by the Music Education Council

Winners: Portsmouth Music Hub & Soundstorm Music Education Agency

Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Award, sponsored by elenacobb.com

Winner: Leeds College of Music

Best Classical Music Education Initiative, sponsored by Classic FM

Winner: OperaPLUS (Jackdaws Music Education Trust)

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Black Cat Music and MusicPracticeRooms.com

Winner: Dame Fanny Waterman

The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence are organised by Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd in conjunction with Music Education Expo and the Musical Theatre & Drama Education Show, and supported by Music Teacher magazine and Rhinegold Publishing Ltd.


Headline sponsors: Classic FM and Yamaha

Champagne reception sponsor: ABRSM


Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd has two operational divisions. The event portfolio consists of the Rhinegold LIVE recital series, Music Education Expo (Europe’s largest exhibition and professional development conference for music education), the Musical Theatre & Drama Education Show, and the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. The media division is focused upon developing a range of digital products in partnership with its associate company, Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, one of the leading UK publishers for music and the performing arts.

Rhinegold Publishing produces specialist magazines for the music and performing arts industry including Classical Music, Opera Now, Music Teacher, International Piano, Choir & Organ, Early Music Today and Teaching Drama, as well as a series of directories including the renowned Rhinegold British & International Music Yearbook. The company also produces a wide range of supplements and guides which provide information and useful contact details for music festivals, scholarships, summer schools, competitions and more.

www.rhinegoldmediaevents.co.uk · www.rhinegold.co.uk · Tel: 020 7333 1733


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