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Music at Home

Ideas and resources for continuing music learning from home – for all ages and stages of education

Music-at-home-webMusic is a great means of encouraging creativity in children and young people. It allows them to express emotions and have the confidence to experiment with their own musical ideas and sounds. 

We have put together activities for each stage of education that could be done at home to enable musical learning to continue during times pupils may be self isolating or not attending school.


Latest Music at Home issues

New issue! Focused listening: Every day sounds | Singing: Time for Another Day
New issue! A song for climate change | Singing: Jimbo Jambo
New issue! Y7-9 Notation Reading Game and Compose Your Own Superhero Theme | Y10-13 Inspiration for composition work

Other online resources...

A number of organisations provide some excellent advice and resources for music learning at home. We will continue to look out for these and provide links below...

BBC Ten Pieces

BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore our exciting films, lesson plans, instrumental arrangements & live events!

BBC Bring the Noise

A range of free, fun and simple online music resources that can be used flexibly at home or in the classroom. Aimed to inspire and engage children aged 4 to 7, the website offers interactive and inclusive activities for EYFS, KS1 and SEND pupils.

Sing Up

Sing Up has been working on a new Home Schooling Area of their website, which houses songs, videos and activities for teachers to download. You can view some of the resources without an account or Membership with them, but will be able to access more as a member. 

Music First

Music First are offering free temporary licences of some of their software including Soundtrap and Noteflight, as well as low cost upgrades/extensions to the renowned product Focus on Sound (used in around 800 secondary schools).

Out of the Ark

Out of the Ark are sharing free resources to help you build a daily singing routine.

They’ll be providing songs for activities/challenges for teachers and parents to use in the coming weeks and full Words on Screen™ Videos of selected songs together with some activities to go with each song.

Beat Goes On

Beat Goes On are running online Body Beats body percussion sessions streaming live daily