Resources for all ages
Here is a list of useful resources for all ages. We will add new resources regularly so keep checking back. (Last updated: Nov 2020)
Get started learning music. Learn the basics of music making. No prior experience or equipment is required.
ABRSM has a free speedshifter app which is useful and there are some paid apps for string practice of ABRSM grade material
An award-winning app offers an exciting way for students to practise aural skills and is now available for Grades 1 to 8. Through a series of interactive challenges, users can learn to identify and describe musical features and differences quickly and accurately. Together, Aural Trainer 1-5 and Aural Trainer 6-8 cover all the individual elements of ABRSM aural tests including sight–singing and echo tests. Aural Trainer can be used any time and anywhere to prepare effectively for exams or develop your aural skills.
- BBC music highlights. The destination for curious music lovers
- BBC introducing. Bringing together all of the BBC's supporters of unsigned music
- Bring the noise. Some great musical resources for everyone to enjoy
- BBC Teach. some great teaching ideas and videos
- Videos about all the featured composers and key well-known compositions plus there are loads of other free resources available.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Access to free digital concerts from this amazing orchestra using voucher code BERLINPHIL
Pre-recorded concerts for children by the “Berliner Philharmoniker” exploring many different genres of music, instruments and musical elements.
Birmingham Contemporary Group
In this activity you will create music using things you find in the garden or park inspired by composer John Cage's Child of Tree.
Lots of great learning videos and quizzes for everyone on music and lots of other topics. Register for FREE.
Chrome Music Lab
Have some fun composing your own music.
Classics for Kids
Play some great musical themed games and learn as you play.
English Touring Opera
Find some great activities and resources suitable for children
Join in with some of the great activities that ETO are offering
Get a free download of the industry-standard music notation software Sibelius.
Gareth Malone Great British Home Chorus
His heart-warming new initiative, ‘The Great British Home Chorus’, has been designed to bring together both amateur and professional performers around the UK by encouraging them to sing with others online. Watch the final video.
JamKazam is an innovative live music platform and social network, enabling musicians to play music together in real time from different locations over the internet as if they are sitting in the same room. The core platform is free to use and delivers immense value:
Kathy and David Blackwell
These downloads on the Blackwell’s site are really useful for string players
Launchpad for iPad
Online resources from our friends at the Leicestershire Music Hub.
Little Kids Rock
Some great resources for kids and teachers. The team at Little Kids Rock is committed to doing all they can to help you, your kids and your communities to thrive and survive during this outbreak. They have put together solutions to help ensure that students continue to learn, grow, and benefit from the transformational power of music, even when we all have to stay away from the classroom. There are online lessons and some great links to some resources.
London Symphony Orchestra
Music Gurus offer
As part of its commitment to music teaching and learning, Warwick Music Group has produced a number of online teaching and learning resources which are exclusively available through our partners musicgurus.com
The courses are:
- Trombone circuit training
- pbone stripes
- Play Authentic Swing Trumpet
- Play Authentic Rock Trumpet
- Play Authentic Latin Trumpet
- Introduction to the trumpet: my first trumpet lesson
- Are You Ready part 1: 5 tunes for beginner trumpeters
- re You Ready part 2: 7 more tunes to learn the trumpet
- Music Gurus
- Warwick Music
Music theory explained and broken down into different sections: note values, notes on the scale, clefs, rhythm, etc. – suitable for KS2 and above.
We can recommend Ros Stephen’s YouTube channel for violin practice – she’s got a good tutorial on how to tune the violin and lots of useful practice-along videos too.
Services for Education
Services for Education have provided heaps of home-schooling resources covering a variety of topics to help you juggle working from home and home-schooling.
Suite of music education tools to help pupils practise efficiently. Free until June 2020.
A website for educators including lesson plans and activities on topics such as ‘How to Create a Podcast’ and ‘Shakespeare and Hip Hop’.
Some great videos giving you ideas for practice and pinpointing problems in your practice.
Tech Radar best apps
Here is a link to a list of some of the great music-related apps out there