BBC Ten Pieces

About BBC Ten Pieces

Ten Pieces is an exciting new initiative for all schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.


Ten Pieces will run over a school year. Starting in the autumn term with a week of FREE CINEMA SCREENINGS for schools across the country, the project will culminate in a major celebratory finale in the summer.


Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to children – and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through music, dance or digital art. The repertoire includes a range of music from baroque to contemporary.


Five BBC Orchestras and the BBC Singers are involved, as well as celebrities such as Barney Harwood from Blue Peter. There will be pan- BBC coverage of the initiative with multiple screenings during school holiday times.

Stakeholder Partners include the Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Creative Scotland, Music Mark, Youth Music, ABO and Into Film.

In addition there are more than 170 Ten Pieces Champions supporting the initiative at a local level, including Music Education Hubs, Music Services and specialist music, dance and arts organisations.

To visit the primary BBC 10 pieces website click here

To visit the secondary BBC 10 pieces website click here

Get creative at a free teacher training day

Taking place at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios on Friday 1 December 2017, the day is designed for primary school music teachers and specialists and will be led by experienced practitioners and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Activities will include learning how to create music using the Ten Pieces resources and getting tips for conducting and performing the arrangements.
 Find out more about the day plus how to register your interest (deadline: 4pm on Wednesday 1 November) click here