MUSICAL RESOURCES – COVID 19

We are in the process of creating a new list of links to useful, fun and educational(!) musical activities that you and / or your children can use from home. The page will be here and will grow in the coming weeks so if, on your first visit, there’s not much here yet, don’t despair!

If you have ideas or suggestions for links that can be added, please let us know! Email us here

You can also register for free music bulletins here


Disclaimer – These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Wiltshire Music Connect. While we have tried to ensure that we only provide links to reputable sources, Wiltshire Music Connect bears no responsibility for the content on these external sites.

We recommend that, for safeguarding purposes, parents / carers / school staff should check that content on external sites is appropriate before using it with children and are particularly cautious where any registration, sign-ups, in-app purchases or online interaction between young people could take place.


General

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages including music. There will also be a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

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BBC Bring the Noise – sparking an interest in music – simple activities for children to try at home – click here

Classic FM David Williams Marvellous Musical Podcasts – Click here

The Arts in Wiltshire from Wiltshire Council have created a blog – Creative ideas to do at home

Creating Music at Home with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) free digital resources are released on Tuesdays and Thursdays – click here

Early Years

BBC Ten Pieces: classical music EYs & KS1 – click here

BBC Bring the Noise – click here

Musical Dots – click here

First Notes – a music resource app for Early Years that can be used by parents and carers at home – click here

First Discoverers – Music Activities for Child Development – click here

Play like mum – 10 fun activities to introduce your child to music – click here

Key Stage 1 & 2

Out of the Ark: one free song a day with downloadable resources during school closures – click here

Musical Toad: a variety of songs with lyrics and more – click here

Downs Junior Music School: lots of ideas for musical activities – click here

BBC House of Sound: music & science – click here

BBC Ten Pieces KS2 – click here

So-mi challenge – click here

So-mi-la challenge – click here

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Rhythm practice – click here

In the Hall of the Mountain King rhythm practice – click here

Times tables songs – click here

Experimental music making (free, no sign up) – click here

Song-writing and Composition

How to write a song with your children – click here

Our own Wiltshire Music Connect song-writing page – click here

Music Technology

10 of the best Music Apps for kids – click here

Garageband: music creation studio, download for iPad / Mac – click here

BandLab: created for schools and students but can be used at home, free access. Explore and experiment with music technology tools – click here

Launchpad – an app for making and remixing electronic music – click here

Children and Young people with SEND

English National Opera’s Bradley Travis is running a set of 6 weekly music workshops that you can join in with at home. You can find past and planned workshops here

Other Musical Activities

Body Percussion with Beat Goes On – click here

Creating music with found sounds – click here

Free daily songs from Out of the Ark – click here


Music theory – Home-based learning Clements Theory is an online eLearning website for music theory. It’s simple to use and prepares students for GCSE and A Level music, and both Trinity and Associated Board theory exams. Click here for further details.

Celebrate Voice weekly Sunday singalongs!

Wiltshire Music Connect Associate organisation Celebrate Voice has launched a FREE online community singing extravaganza every Sunday at 7pm broadcasting from Salisbury and joining together people from all over the world!

Join Lynsey Docherty as she hosts from the piano, themed music shows, featuring special guests from the UK and abroad. Co-hosted by Philip Smith, they feature your requests, invite interactive chat and deliver special messages to your loved ones.

click here for more information and how to register