2016 Winners

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.

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

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

Best Music Education Product

Sponsored by Rhinegold Publishing

  • Winner: pTrumpet (Warwick Music Group)

New: Best Musical Theatre Education Resource

Sponsored by the 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

  • Winner: Merchants’ Academy, Bristol

New: Music Education Council Major Award

Sponsored by the Music Education Council

  • Winners: Portsmouth Music Hub & Soundstorm Music Education Agency

Musicians' Union Inspiration Award

Sponsored by the 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 elenacobb.com

  • 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 classicfm.com.

  • Winner: OperaPLUS (Jackdaws Music Education Trust)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Black Cat Music & MusicPracticeRooms.com

  • Winner: Dame Fanny Waterman