Interactive music websites suited to secondary age. There’s all sorts of fun to be had on interactive music websites which can turn your PC keyboard or mouse into a musical instrument. Some work on a phone/tablet, but some need a computer keyboard. These can be used as part of home-education, or for constructive fun and […]
NMPAT Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust created lots of free resources during the lockdowns, but they’re still useful! More info here.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra: https://nyphilkids.org/ Great graphics and fun games (like the clarinet scavenger hunt) make this New York Philharmonic website great, especially for instrumental students. London Symphony Orchestra https://play.lso.co.uk/performances/Ravels-Bolero A video performance of Ravel’s Bolero in which the listener can experience the orchestra from multiple points of view.
“Minute of Listening” is a great project to encourage active listening and bring many and varied sounds and music into the room. Although it has been used in schools, Sound And Music also have a free trial where you can try out hundreds of their “minutes”. Here’s an introduction: You can use these sounds as […]
Out of the Ark Music have some free resources for the Recovery Curriculum, with lots of songs to sing along to at home with videos and other resources. https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/blog/our-candomusic-recovery-curriculum/ They also have lots of free materials for their Summer of Singing campaign: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/resources/summer-of-singing/
Synth apps let you create your own electronic music sounds. They can be great fun to play around with, or powerful tools to use in your music productions. Or they can be used in live performance if you have a keyboard connected to your PC/phone/tablet. Some of these professional apps (that can be quite pricey) […]
Isle of Tune An addictive free website, or paid iOS app for the full experience, that you can spend hours on having fun, (whilst inadvertently learning about music and rhythm). Create your own unique musical journeys from street layouts. Roadside elements are your instruments and cars are the players. Find out more here: https://www.isleoftune.com
Sing Up have always been an amazing resource for songs on every subject under the sun, with backing tracks and lyrics to sing along with. They’ve released some free resources covering ages 4 – 16, and also some signing and Makaton songs. As they say: “Music and singing are incredibly powerful, and can help support […]
Hal Leonard Hal Leonard have a huge range of music available via their online store. They have a 10% educators discount on all orders. Full details can be found here. Hal Leonard also provide free outstanding, fun and rewarding music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that you can also use at home. These […]
Interactive music websites suited to primary age. There’s all sorts of fun to be had on interactive music websites which can turn your PC keyboard or mouse into a musical instrument. Some work on a phone/tablet, but some need a computer keyboard. These can be used as part of home-education, or for constructive fun and […]