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.


BBC Bitesize – click here

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

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 – 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

The Soundabout Inclusive Wiltshire Youth Choir meets online at first – then gradually in person when the time is right – every 2 weeks on Sunday afternoons – sign up 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

Resources for young composers and song writers

Have a look at our list of online platforms, apps and resources to help children and young people with their creative music making, including top tips for recording music at home with no budget!

Creative songwriting and composing