As part of Sarah Goldsmith (Schools’ Music Curriculum Support Officer’s) research for the Teacher’s Network, she has been exploring, investigating and generally hunting for resources that will be useful to send home for pupils to keep them engaged with musical learning.

In addition to the resources mentioned in In-Tune, our fortnightly e-newsletter, here are some more to share.

Virtual Instruments and online activities

  • Maths and music – Free teaching resources for Years 4 to 6. Composer Liam Taylor-West has collaborated with University of Bristol mathematicians to produce a short maths + music course for primary schools. The three-part video series the maths of repeating and non-repeating sequences using simple musical examples and exercises.
  • Elephants in custard – new music and story film for children aged 5 – 7 based on the book of the same name.  New music and story film created by the London Philharmonic’s Education & Community department.
  • Earworms from Saffron Sounds – online resources for primary schools created by world-class artist and presented by Saffron Hall.
  • Virtual boomwhackers  – KS1-2  
  • Chrome experiments – all KS. Simple online experiments which can form the basis of some brilliant musical learning.  I keep finding more and more I can do with this as I play with it.  Good link to computing too. 
  • Virtual Looping app – KS2 up
  • Virtual instruments  – KS2 up 
  • Looping game – KS2 up 
  • Blob Opera – KS1-2

Making music at home – not online activities

YouTube Channels


Classical music and creative activities

Miscellaneous: lists and where to find more