Crescendo Music Education

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Crescendo Music Education

Crescendo Music Education, founded in the year 2000, was established with one purpose in mind, to support and connect Music Educators. Debbie O’Shea, the director, had a vision that included somehow getting practical help to teachers all over the world. Her own experience as a music teacher, struggling to get everything done that should be done in the best way possible for the huge number of students that she works with every week, told her that there must be a better way! The exhaustion and frustration that Debbie felt day in day out just didn’t relent, no matter how much study and work that she did. The answer, she thought was in the people.

What people? Me, you and lots of others, sharing and working together to improve things, make life a little easier for each other, share ideas and insights and resources. As Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” So this is what she did. She worked to create, share, support, communicate… with music teachers everywhere.


Crescendo Music Education Memberships


All of the free files on the website.

A free monthly newsletter and email messages - brief, informative and funny!


Access to files, worksheets, posters, teaching ideas, planning documents and assessment, including the original music workbooks plus Forte discounts



Access to everything that is on offer to forte level, with the addition of extra unique downloads and further Fortissimo discounts


Access to everything that is on offer to fortissimo level, plus the addition of unique Sforzato downloads, use of Debbie O'Shea's Choral works and FREE Crescendo Workshop & Webinar Repeats

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Upcoming Events

Webinar Repeat – How We Moderate – 2021

In this webinar we discuss how we, Deb Brydon and Debbie O’Shea, approach Moderation to ensure we are meeting school and system requirements, while doing ‘useful’ meaningful work that improves our practice and the outcomes for our students.

$40 for Piano Members

Only $20 for all Forte and Fortissimo Members

Free for Sforzato Members

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Crescendo (Not So) Secret Santa Christmas Party Repeat – 2021

Join us to watch the online Christmas Party and enjoy the downloads that everyone shared!

Free for all memberships – Piano, Forte, Fortissimo and Sforzato

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Webinar Repeat – Prepare for 2022 Webinar

View a webinar with Deb Brydon and Debbie O’Shea
The webinar was held on Thursday January 20, 2022

This product includes access to the webinar recording, and all associated files

Topics will Include:
Assessment – Task sheet, Marking Guide, Student Sheets
Template for New Workbook Tests
Whole School ​Singing
Batching your Planning

$50 non members
$25 forte members
$15 fortissimo members
Free for Sforzato Members

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Ep. 91 Tips And Tricks For Teaching Music

Choral Series: Tips & Tricks for Teaching Music (CMEP091: Read the Episode)

Introduction Welcome to the Crescendo Music Education podcast- Episode 91, and today I get to chat with Clare Finlayson again. I loved the last episode with her, episode 90. If you missed it, you can pop back and listen to her bio and get a ...
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Ep. 90 Making Choir Accessible and Building Community

Choral Series: Making Choir Accessible and Building Community (CMEP090: Read the Episode)

Introduction This is the Crescendo Music Education Podcast - Episode 90. In this episode of the Crescendo Music Education Podcast I speak to Clare Finlayson, an amazing music educator, who works with choirs, and does lots of other things. You'll have to listen to the ...
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Read the Episode 89, with Beth Duhon - The Comparison Trap

The Wellbeing Series with Beth Duhon: The Comparison Trap (CMEP089: Read the Episode)

Introduction Here is the Crescendo Music Education Podcast - Episode 89. And so it is with sadness that I announce that this is the final in our series of Music Teacher Wellbeing. In this episode, Beth and I will chat about the comparison trap, there ...
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Lovely Words Said

“My first year of teaching classroom music straight out of uni was in a small town, with a circuit of 10 schools. I was feeling very isolated, overwhelmed, and desperately wanting some guidance to know that I was on the right track with my teaching.”

Read Carolyn's Crescendo Review >

“Crescendo not only connects teachers together, offering great workshops and ideas online but it filters through to the classroom. The Crescendo newsletters provide teaching tips, encouraging messages, practical ideas and plenty of resources. The workshops are a great way to learn new games and check whether I am on the right track in my music lessons.”

Read Cathy's Crescendo Review >

“Crescendo offered a potential solution. When I looked into it, the resources that Crescendo provides (worksheets, planning templates, assessment items including rubrics and workbooks) were all suited to the curriculum that I follow. They have also been used with students and refined for improvement. Crescendo workshops, especially Preparing for the year and Totally Treble (choral workshop), are always extremely practical and engaging. They provide an opportunity to meet with other music teachers and to share ideas.”

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