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Classics for Kids

A lovely site which is designed to help children learn about classical music. It can help teachers use classical music in the classroom. It has audio files, information on composers and tips for parents on helping children get started with music lessons.

Pupils
5-14 year olds
Audacity

Download this free open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is useful for recording sounds including speech for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils
5-16 year olds
English Folk Dance and Song Resource Bank

Free online folk learning resources now available for teachers at all key stages as English Folk Dance and Song Society. Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings.

Teachers
5-18 year olds
Musical Christmas Wreath

Listen carefully to the musical sequence and see if you can copy it.

Pupils
5-11 year olds
Free Aural Test Practice

This is an aural development resource for music students who are taking the ABRSM practical examinations and it is also suitable for use in the classroom with all key stages at school.

Teachers
5-16 year olds
San Francisco Symphony Education

Lessons which are themed around music concepts but which have cross-curricular links.

Pupils
5-11 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
5-11 year olds
Music Crafts

Some good craft ideas for making musical instruments.

Teachers, Pupils
5-11 year olds