top of page

Music Education

Having studied for a First Class Honours degree in Jazz at Leeds College of Music in 2012, Luke De La Salle received the Ernest H Morris Award for outstanding results in Community Music. Luke completed a PGCE in Primary Education from Leeds University in 2013 before moving back to London, where he has been working in schools since. After a few years experience in the classroom, Luke became Head of Music across a 5-school academy trust in North London where he currently leads whole class music sessions, assemblies, instrumental lessons and workshops to children aged 4-11. Alongside this Luke delivers training to teachers on how to deliver music lessons. In 2022-24 Luke completed an MA in music psychology, passing with a distinction, to help understand the processes behind learning and teaching music.

With responsibility for both teaching and leading of music, Luke designed a curriculum for the schools within the academy with appropriate plans and resources for all levels. The curriculum draws upon all aspects of music and aims to garner a creative love of music in the children that will also influence their academic improvement across all curriculum areas. Luke regularly leads whole class sessions on a range of media, such as Recorder, Ukulele, African drums, Keyboard, Choir, GarageBand, collaborative composition, theory and much more. As a trained Arts Award Advisor Luke also has the ability to lead community music sessions with accredited certification from Trinity College.

Luke is passionate to improve music outcomes for all ages and acknowledges that a key area to support this is through continuing professional development of staff through meetings based on subject knowledge, facilitating instrumental lessons and overall music curriculum design. Luke also uploads a range of support videos to YouTube to assist with the teaching and learning of key musical elements.

Music Education: About Me
Sheet Music

How can Luke help your school with music teaching?

Staff training and inset

A range of training sessions are available ranging from 1 hour after school sessions to full day insets on various areas of planning and teaching music.

Daily Listening Project

Training and resources to introduce a Daily Listening project in your school. This scheme aims to have maximum impact on school culture and well-being but with limited time and resources to be exerted by staff.

Deep Dives

A mock deep dive into music in your school. This half day session will involve a discussion with the music lead to look through planning and sequencing of the curriculum, and evidence. Followed by lesson observations, teacher and pupil interviews and a feedback session to SLT with developmental targets.

Curriculum Planning

Communicatin with the music lead to design, sequence and plan a music curriculum that best reflects the needs of the children.

Please contact for further details
Music Education: Events
Music Education: Video Player

All elements of music explained

Sign Language - True Colours (Full run through)

Musical Challenge #2 - Pitch

African Drumming Lesson

bottom of page