We’ve put together a selection of online music resources for primary, secondary and SEND, please get exploring below by scrolling to your age!

 

Primary

 

The Beat Goes On (ages 5-11)

Beat Goes On is a collection of body percussion videos. The founder of this company, Ollie Tunmer (a former cast member of the hit show STOMP) will be streaming a live body percussion workshop every day at 11am on his YouTube channel. No instruments required!

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LSO Discovery: Digital activities (all ages)

Explore LSO Discovery’s collection of musical activities, concerts and resources for young people aged 5 and up. Full of great ideas and resources for teachers to use in the classroom, ideas for home-schooling and ways to keep entertained and active during lockdown and beyond.

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Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning (all ages)

The Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team have put together a wide range of arts-based activities that you can get involved with from home, all of which are free to access.

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Self-Isolate | Create | Animate (ages 9+)

A weekly video series of creative musical challenges for you to respond to.

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Chrome Music Lab (ages 7-11)

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on musical experiments.

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BBC Bring the Noise (KS1/KS2)

5 musical ideas to try with children at home. If you’re self isolating or caring for children at home with schools closed these simple ideas will help keep little ones occupied while encouraging them to explore and learn about music.

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BBC Ten Pieces (ages 7-11)

Explore the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music. For each piece you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.

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Out of the Ark Music (5-11 years old)

To help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, Out of the Ark Music are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song.

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English Touring Opera (5-11 years old)

Weekly singing lessons with professional opera singers which are fun and informative, aimed at making real improvements in singing, performance, confidence, basic music theory and musicality.

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Virtual Benedetti Sessions (all ages)

Three weeks of consistent, scheduled online tuition and inspiration, preparing collectively for a final weekend of activity celebrating the coming together of our global music community.

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Royal Opera House : Hansel and Gretel Immersive (KS1/KS2)

Join CITV presenter Luke Franks as he visits the Royal Opera House and meets a host of young singers who introduce him to the opera Hansel and Gretel.

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Team Tutti (KS2)

To encourage creativity whilst supporting music education for children in KS2 during this difficult period, M:Tech Education have launched a free interactive learning resource which is available to all schools and children immediately.

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Friday Afternoons (KS1/KS2)

Friday Afternoons is a free resource which connects teachers and young people with contemporary composers, through high-quality songs. The Song Bank contains scores, lyrics sheets and backing tracks for over 70 contemporary classical songs, plus associated resources aimed at supporting teachers to deliver singing sessions, including Charanga resources, worksheets, and videos designed for young people and teachers.

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Secondary

 

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning (all ages)

The Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team have put together a wide range of arts-based activities that you can get involved with from home, all of which are free to access.

EXPLORE HERE

 

LSO Discovery: Digital activities (all ages)

Explore LSO Discovery’s collection of musical activities, concerts and resources for young people aged 5 and up. Full of great ideas and resources for teachers to use in the classroom, ideas for home-schooling and ways to keep entertained and active during lockdown and beyond.

EXPLORE HERE

 

BBC Ten Pieces (KS3)

Explore the stories and secrets hidden in these classical pieces of music. For each piece you will find free teaching resources, exciting short films, lesson plans, arrangements and more.

EXPLORE HERE

 

The Beat Goes On (KS3)

Beat Goes On is a collection of body percussion videos. The founder of this company, Ollie Tunmer (a former cast member of the hit show STOMP) will be streaming a live body percussion workshop every day at 11am on his YouTube channel. No instruments required!

EXPLORE HERE

 

Self-Isolate | Create | Animate (ages 11-18)

A weekly video series of creative musical challenges for you to respond to.

EXPLORE HERE

 

London Philharmonic Orchestra (ages 11-18)

Get to know LPO through online concerts, tap along scrolling scores and films from behind the scenes.

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Future DJs (ages 11-18)

Explore DJ-ing like you’ve never done before, play around with sound and discover a new way into music!

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BBC Music: Music technology (KS3 / GCSE)

A series of clips aimed at informing and enabling music students to understand the techniques and technology involved in music making.

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Bendetti Foundation: With Nicky (ages 11-18)

Join musician Nicola Bendetti for her online series of educational videos that provides information, guidance, and support for young musicians throughout their musical and personal development.

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Virtual Benedetti Sessions (all ages)

Three weeks of consistent, scheduled online tuition and inspiration, preparing collectively for a final weekend of activity celebrating the coming together of our global music community.

EXPLORE HERE

 

Ableton Live (ages 11-18)

Ableton Live lets you easily create, produce and perform music within one online intuitive interface, and you can currently try it out for free for 90 days.

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English National Opera – Sing on the Sofa (ages 11-18)

Every Friday at 11am, Aga Serugo Lugo is bringing ‘Sing on the Sofa’ to you and your families at home. The workshops will explore fun singing exercises whilst also maintaining healthy vocal technique.

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NMPAT: Beethoven 9: Active Listening Resource for Secondary Schools (ages 11-18)

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust  have launched “Beethoven 9” it consists of 9 active listening strategies for secondary aged pupils, all based on the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven.

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Charanga: Writing a Rap (ages 11-18)

Free resources and competitions to help you write tongue-tangling raps.

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SEND

Heart n Soul at Home (all ages)

Life is very different at the moment, so join us for a range of activities whilst we all stay at home! Meet your friends, have a chat, get involved and have lots of fun. Everyone is welcome and the choice of what you do is yours!

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LSO Discovery: Digital activities (all ages)

Explore LSO Discovery’s collection of musical activities, concerts and resources for young people aged 5 and up. Full of great ideas and resources for teachers to use in the classroom, ideas for home-schooling and ways to keep entertained and active during lockdown and beyond.

EXPLORE HERE

 

Arts La’Olam: Online Video Jam Sessions (all ages)

Fiston Lusambo Online Video Jam Sessions: free weekly music workshops for people with disabilities and their families and carers. No music experience required! All musical levels welcome. These creative sessions encourage participants to use an instrument if they have one or use their voice, or items from around their home.

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Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning (all ages)

The Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team have put together a wide range of arts-based activities that you can get involved with from home, all of which are free to access.

EXPLORE HERE

 

Soundabout Live!

Interactive music-making sessions every Tuesday & Saturday at 2pm. Every Live! session is stored on their YouTube page. You can play, pause, rewind and view as many times as you like and on any device.

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Soundabout Inclusive Choir

A fully inclusive and accessible virtual choir.

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Heart n Soul – Soundlab

SoundLab is an innovative digital music making project. It explores ways of using music technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create music and sound experiences.

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BBC Bring the Noise – SEND music teaching guides and tutorials

A series of short films demonstrating different techniques for teaching music activities to SEND pupils.

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BBC Bring the Noise – five songs in British Sign Language (BSL)

BBC Bring the Noise have produced five films with songs in British Sign Language (BSL). Learn to sign and dance-a-long to the songs.

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Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on musical experiments.

EXPLORE HERE

 

English Touring Opera

Inclusive online music workshops for children with SEND every Wednesday at 11am. All previous workshops are also available on the website.

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Bloom (App)

Bloom creates a relaxing ambience that is visually pleasing. Makes drone like sounds by tapping on a colourful screen. It can motivate students to sing or hum over the top and sounds particularly cool with metal percussion (this could be improvised using household items!)

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Loopseque/Loopseque kids (App)

Create a beat by touching light up squares on a screen. Loopseque can be used to teach rhythm and pulse by getting students to move/tap or play in time. Can also motivate them to improvise over the top and can encourage students to sing if they have a funky beat to back them.

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Skratch (App)

Skratch is a simple pad instrument that you can record 4 different sounds into. Could be instrumental,vocal or everyday sounds. Press the coloured pads to make some music. Could also make up games of trying to copy the sequence or press the correct colour.

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Musical Autoharp (App)

A nice sounding instrument that is easy to play by swiping a finger up and down the screen. Musical Autoharp could be used to improvise or do musical activities such as going up and down, playing and stopping or fast and slow.

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