for a range of free, fun and simple online music resources that can be used flexibly at home or in the classroom. The website offers interactive and inclusive activities for EYFS, KS1 and SEND pupils. Resources include, ‘Thunder Jam’ an animation series that can tie into themes of Spring, weather and Vivaldi; new songs in a variety of styles such as ‘Music Time’ and ‘Golden’ with lyric sheets; and the BBC Philharmonic. Children can get started quickly and easily with , an online interactive music tool to help them learn about the different elements that make up a song. Ten Pieces at Home has various useful resources . Over the coming weeks, children are invited to take part in the ‘I am a Robot’ sing, sign and dance challenge, where adults can send in videos of their child’s robot performance for the chance for it to be included in a new .
has themed playlists of songs to fit every mood – including songs to calm and relax you, songs to get you moving, and empowering songs to lift you up. There are also songs and activities for learning about topics and every week, a new will feature an engaging teaching video and audio tracks, lyrics, musical score and various activities that go along with it. For those running virtual choirs, we have compiled a range of warm-ups, unison songs, and songs in parts, complete with performance, backing, and rehearsal tracks.
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.
are sharing free songs and resources to help teachers and parents build a daily singing routine. Each week they are providing at least 7 songs with activities/challenges to keep everyone singing and learning. Songs are provided with full Words on Screen™ videos together with some activities to go with each song. Relevant for the summer term, they have also created some videos and guidelines on . PLUS There is currently a 25% discount on all songbooks until the end of May 2020(Ts & Cs apply) .
Over 200 original songs for children aged 4-12 available FREE online, with backing tracks, performance tracks, lyric videos, lyric sheets and scores. Engaging songs encompass themes from history to science and environmental education to storytelling and much more! The subscription fee has been waived:
Seven new resources – one for each year group – are now available for teachers using , Charanga’s online learning space for students. The ‘Music At Home’ series comprises lighter versions of selected Scheme Units, while those in their final primary year can access a version of the Topic PLASTIC. These complement all existing, shareable content available in Charanga’s award-winning and programmes. Teachers can upload their own resources, exercises and pieces onto the platform too. Charanga will be running a number of online webinars over the coming weeks to explain more about Yumu and to answer any other questions teachers might have. For more information and to register your place, email . For general guidance, visit the help section once you’re logged in. For complimentary, 30-day access to the Charanga platform, click . There’s no obligation to subscribe afterwards.
Collins Music are offering free access to Music Express while schools are closed to support teachers, parents and pupils. Music Express is a digital resource for teaching primary music that’s easy to use and accessible to non-musicians as well as music specialists. Set engaging music lessons from home with a wealth of songs, games and activities with simple, step-by-step instructions. To set up free access for your school, or if you are an independent music educator, visit their . Free access for parents can be obtained by visiting their .
In response to current needs, Soundtrap for Education (creative sound recording software) is being offered for free, on an extended trial basis, for any school that signs up to try it with students this semester. Free access will apply to all schools that register for a trial account, including those that are not currently closed or directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our team will work with educators to ensure access to our studio continues through the end of their semester.
Music Mark corporate partners Hal Leonard Europe are launching a range of initiatives to help people continue making music during these unprecedented times, via their They are extending their standard educators discount to 15% with free shipping on all orders. Full details can be found . Every week Hal Leonard will be providing free outstanding, fun and rewarding music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home. These can be found .
Watch six videos for first ocarina lessons: playing tips, tunes and lots of play-along fun .
During the crisis, Ocarina Workshop will give a free ‘Play Your Ocarina – Book 1’ with every Ocarina purchased through our website, one per ocarina (this includes, class packs, ocarina sets and single ocarinas), . Free downloadable resources to support BBC Ten Pieces and the new ‘Adventurous Music-Making’ publications can be accessed – all six titles are now complete, with pupil books, teacher books and audio CDs.
Head to the LSMS website for a large range of completely FREE music technology applications, programs and lesson plans: Free fully planned lessons with lesson slides and that lead the learning for Free browser based (PC computers / laptops) Music Technology Free browser based (PC computers / laptops) Music Technology
Loads of practical steps for music-making and inspiring examples from famous musicians and artists. These guides are designed to enable 11-14-year-old students to work through at their own pace, whatever their level, to develop their practical skills and get inspired about the potential of a career in music. The resources cover composition, performance, improvisation and evaluation skills and are ideal for short or long-term projects in the classroom or as homework. Topics include , and . We’ve also teamed up with Ten Pieces to create five companion guides with detailed steps on making music, , a , and . More info on BBC Music Education offer,