Ideas for musical activities at home

If you’re at a loose end and fancy learning something new why not pop to the cutlery drawer and pick up a couple of spoons!

The BBC have created some resources for families to enjoy the Proms at Home.

BBC ten pieces is a project that has been running for a few years. It aims to introduce young people to a wide range of classical music. The BBC has adapted the website to make suggestions for activites you might like to do at home.

National Youth Choir of Scotland daily activities has been posting lovely singing games for you to learn together. There’s a new one every day and a link to the back-catalogue. The songs and games are unaccompanied and sometimes use things like balls and cups. They may appear simple….

Out of the Ark are the people that publish a lot of the songs your children will learn at school. During the current lock down, Out of the Ark have published a song a week for everyone to learn, complete with backing tracks.

Bandlab is a piece of software that allows you to compose music by combining loops and recording your own audio. It is cloud-based and, for the moment at least, completely free. There are two versions of the software – Bandlab and Bandlab for Education. Some schools are starting to use Bandlab for Education. Rod Arran at Brecknock Primary School has a page about music technology and has written an introduction which you may find helpful

Make Music Day is on 21st June. It’s a big music sharing event happening across 125 countries. There are lots of opportunities for families to get involved. Visit the website, sign up – there are some great ideas and resources for free. If you do end up sharing any performances on social media, please wave a flag for the Camden Music Trust and include @CamMusicTrust #itsmorethanmusic.

We will be adding links to this page regularly.

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