Resources & Tools

collageWe have put together some helpful resources that will help you promote music education, assess your music program, and facilitate advocacy and discussion.

You can download these documents directly, OR we’ll send them to you for FREE* (*reasonable quantities) AND we’ll even pay for shipping up to $50.00.

Just email us the following information to

  1. Your Name
  2. Your role (parent, teacher, administrator, concerned community member, etc)
  3. Name of School
  4. Quantities and Names of documents requested
  5. Mailing Address

Grassroots Advocacy Guide for Canada

Adapted from NAMM’s excellent guide in the U.S., the Canadian version reflects content and resources pertinent to our needs. Here’s a step-by-step guide to building support for music education in your school and community. This is an indispensable guide for every parent who cares about the importance of quality music programs for their children.
* Our thanks to both NAMM and Support Music for their cooperation in the production of the Canadian version, and to the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee for their financial support in making this production possible.

Grass Rootrs TXT_LOThe booklets below can be used by parents to help assess and identify what a quality music program should look like.  They can also be used by music teachers, including non-specialists to work with their administrators.  Lastly, these can help guide policy-makers in curriculum development.

Download English

Download French

Music Education GuidelinesMusic Education Guidelines




ConceptToGd8Concepts & Skills Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8



ConceptFromGd9Concepts & Skills Grade 9 to Graduation




Music Makes Us -Brochure


Principal’s Brochure- Music Is Key
Download- English         Download- French


Introduction to the Coalition for Music Education

This presentation provides a good overview of our organization, our goals and the work we do to promote the importance of music in our schools and in our lives.