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2016 winners

Dame Fanny

We are delighted to announce the winners for the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, presented at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony on 25 February by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor.

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.

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, Paul Harris (Faber Music)

Best Digital/Technological Resource   

Sponsored by the ISM


  • Winner: English Folk Dance and Song Society Resource Bank

Best SEND Resource


Sponsored by the Schools Printed Music Licence

Schools Printed Music Licence

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

Best Music Education Product    

Sponsored by Rhinegold Publishing

Rhinegold Publishing

  • Winner: pTrumpet (Warwick Music Group)

NEW: Best Musical Theatre Education Resource 

Sponsored by the Schools Printed Music Licence

Schools Printed Music Licence


  • Winner: Lion King education resources (Disney)

Excellence in Primary/Early Years

Sponsored by ABRSM


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

Best School Music Department


Sponsored by the MMA

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  • Winner: Merchants’ Academy, Bristol

NEW: Music Education Council Major Award

Sponsored by the Music Education Council

Music Education Council

  • Winners: Portsmouth Music Hub & Soundstorm Music Education Agency

Musicians’ Union Inspiration Award

Sponsored by the Musicians' Union

Musicians' Union

  • Winner: Marianna Hay, previously director of music at Highbury Grove School, Islington, and now artistic director of the National Orchestra for All

Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Award

Sponsored by


Elena cobb

  • Winner: Leeds College of Music

Best Classical Music Education Initiative

Best Classical Music Education Initiative, sponsored by Classic FM – the winner of this award will be decided by a public vote on

Classic FM

  • Winner: OperaPLUS (Jackdaws Music Education Trust)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Black Cat Music &

Black Cat Music      Music

  • Winner: Dame Fanny Waterman

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