Albert's BandMeet Albert’s Band! Each episode introduces you to a different instrument and provides links to pieces that showcase the instruments in all their glory!
BBC Ten PiecesBBC Ten Pieces introduces children to classical music through videos presented by famous television presenters.
BBC BitesizeBBC Bitesize contains videos explaining musical terminology. There’s also a quiz to complete at the end.
MusicLabMusicLab has lots of online music activities. The Song Maker is perfect for experimenting with varying levels of texture or ostinato (repeating patterns or rhythms)
PhilharmoniaVideos introducing every instrument of the orchestra, demonstrating how it sounds and how it is played. More suited to upper key stage 2 pupils.
Little Kids Rock!For those that have access to an instrument at home this site has lots of resources to help learn a song. There are also short lessons included in the ‘Take a lesson’ section. In the ‘games’ section students can have a go at drumming and building a beat.
Groove Pizza!This website allows students to create different drum beats in different styles. They can change their beats by altering the number of slices, the tempo and other functions by changing the controls at the bottom.
Isle of TuneCreate a town on your map, adding objects beside your road. As your car drives past different objects it creates different sounds. You can experiment with the pitch or timbre. Adding further cars increases the texture. More suited to year 3 pupils. Requires Adobe Flash Player so may not work on all computers/devices.
Mylene’s Music Class On Mylene Klass’s YouTube page, you will find a variety of videos introducing children to musical concepts.
NYCOSNYCOS have produced lots of videos that you can sing along to at home.
Dallas Symphony OrchestraThis site allows children to find out about the orchestra, including a seating chart, instrument encyclopedia, make your own instruments and much more.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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