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.

Safe singing and playing during Covid-19 restrictions: the latest information about safe singing and playing in schools can be found on the Government website here and information is also being collated and updated by Music Mark, the trusted membership organisations for music hubs and services, and schools, Please bookmark this page – Music Unlocked, and keep referring back for updates.

Our summary of information about safe singing in schools can be found on our website here

How are people making those music video student compilations?! Associate Luke Pickett delivered a CPD session with step by step guide to what you need, and discussion at the end. Recorded version here

A Guide for creating virtual ensemble recordings written by Ben Sellers – click here.

Creative music making – have a look at our own page of resources and apps to support creative music making and composition – click here

The Arts in Wiltshire from Wiltshire Council have created 2 blogs – Advice & info for arts sector & Creative ideas to do at home

Out of the Ark: Lockdown Leavers songs and assemblies – click here

EYFS music Resources from the BBC – click here

Musical Dots: free EYFS resources available – click here

Active Music Digital: free EYFS resources available – click here

Timestables songs – click here

Body Percussion with Beat Goes On – click here

Classic FM David Williams Marvellous Musical Podcasts – Click here

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, quizzes 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

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

BBC Bring the Noise – click here

ABRSM Play On: a new online platform featuring articles, videos, tutorials, competitions and other resources – Click here

ABRSM 100 Classical: listening and challenge activities. Need to create a free account – click here

Chrome Music Lab: free access to a variety of activities to experiment with music across devices. Links to other subjects. Song writer, composition, recording. Supports music technology especially if no access to iPads – 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: create and remix music, download for iPad / Mac – 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.

Support from Musical Futures online

Top 10 resources for music teachers planning for students working from home has some ideas for websites that you may find of use. This open source Google Doc – Online Tools For Teaching Music

School Closure Pack includes: Shotgun Playalong+  A free playalong of your choice Chair Drumming Volume 1 OR Chair Drumming Volume 2

Click here to register for your school closure pack

Online safety advice for children, young people and parents

Think U Know is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help raise young people’s awareness.

This Think U Know page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

Online safety home activity packs