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SFS Kids Fun with Music

Learn about music with this site from the San Francisco Kids Site. It has information on orchestras and in the Music Lab you can find out about tempo, rhythms and much more. Have fun making your own music and rhythms.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Bobinogs

Colourful interactive games from the BBC on the Bobinogs website. Ideal for nursery and reception age children.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-5 year olds
Musictheory.net

Excellent animated music theory lessons.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-16 year olds
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone

A brilliant site! Designed in a colourful, stimulating way, this has a treasure trove of musical goodies including a composition workshop, information about instruments with sound files, make your own instrument, composer information and games to play.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-14 year olds
Musical Mysteries

Have fun solving the musical mysteries on this BBC site. You can compose your own music and find out about different sounds, rhythms, moods and musical instruments. You will need the Flash player.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Creating Music

Have fun and compose music at the same time on this site where there is a range of simple activities to help take those first steps. You will need Shockwave and QuickTime plugins.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Classical Net

Basic information on classical music including index of biographies on composers and facts on musical periods such as Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque up to the present.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Sing Up

Download songs with either full vocals or backing tracks from the fabulous Sing Up website which has popular music for children. Play each song on the website or download as MP3 files as well as the lyrics. Subscription site with some free songs.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Music Crafts

Some good craft ideas for making musical instruments.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Musically Interactive

A fascinating idea of introducing experimenting with rhythms by clapping or playing along with these pages which work well on an interactive whiteboard. Good fun.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
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