Music Home Learning
Within our Recommended Links section, you can find additional Music resources such as the BCC's Ten Pieces. During the enforced school enclosure those families hoping to offer some music provision as part of their home learning, please find some recommended resources below.
1. Learn about classical music
- Radio: Classic FM (https://www.classicfm.com/) and Scala Radio (https://planetradio.co.uk/scala-radio/) are the most accessible classical music stations for children.
- Classics for Kids A great website for learning about the classical composers and their music.
Listen to David Walliams' Marvellous Musical Podcast – out now! From 4 February, Classic Fm will be releasing one episode every day from their new podcast series David Walliams' Marvellous Musical Podcast. Which is rather, well, marvellous news! You can listen to the series wherever you listen to podcasts. More information can be found within our blogs or by clicking on the image below.
2. Learn an instrument
- Instrumental Practice: Why not build 30 minutes of practice into your daily timetable? Little and often is always the best way to learn a new skill!
- Music Theory This is a good opportunity for children to start learning music theory, something which develops musicianship and will come in useful for secondary school music. This website is free and offers accompanying exercises but will not suit children who struggle to read independently
3. Singing by joining an online choir
- Ben England's Quarantine Choirs: Online singing workshops with a brilliant conductor from Bristol.
- Gareth Malone's 'Home Malone' Choir (https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/): The largest of the various online choirs which have been set up.
4. Further fun
- Ollie Tunmer's 'Body Beats' (https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer/videos): Daily body percussion workshops led by a former West End performer, highly recommended.