21st Century Music Education Resources  

Climate Change
Cross-curricular Resources for all ages

Rhythm Tree

Music Theory
Beginner to Advanced
Videos, Diagrams, Worksheets

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Nursery Rhymes
Animations, Sheet Music, Activities,
History, Colouring Pages

Primary & Elementary
Cross-Curricular, Music Theory

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Christmas Carols
Animations, Sheet Music, Activities,
History, Colouring Pages

KS3, Middle,
Secondary, High
Cross-Curricular, Music Theory

Early Childhood
Songs, Animations

Wilfred Owen

Cross Curricular Projects
Linking Music to other subjects
All ages

Andrew Downes:
English Composer

Biography, World Music Influences, Fun Facts & more

Continuing Education

This music education website is ideal for:

*  Music teachers looking for fresh teaching ideas to help them to deliver fun and varied lessons full of excellent content.  There are fantastic resources available on this site for primary music, elementary music, KS3, k-12, GCSE and A Level.  

Choose from a growing selection of videos, interactive whiteboard resources, worksheets and games.

*  Instrumental and vocal teachers looking for new ideas and resources

*  Adults and children who wish to learn a musical instrument, as well as basic and advanced music theory

*  GCSE and A Level music students who can use this site to revise for their exams, or to help them throughout their course.

*  University music students who can brush up on Harmony and Counterpoint, tonal and atonal composition

*  Those looking for online continuing music education courses

* Parents wishing to sing and play nursery rhymes with their young children

Music Theory links will take you to pages covering the basics of rhythm, pitch, notation and chords, through to Bachian Harmony and Counterpoint and beyond.  Fun videos, composition exercises, games and worksheets will help to ingrain this new information. 

Music History links will take you to pages covering the history of Western Classical Music, Jazz and Popular music.  Engaging videos are accompanied by complimentary worksheets.

Music around the World links will take you to pages covering music from Africa, India, Java and Bali and more.  Videos will introduce the topics and accompanying worksheets will consolidate this information and also delve deeper.

Musical Instrument links will take you to video tutorials and top tips.

Nursery Rhymes links will take you to free videos presenting nursery rhymes in a variety of fun and attractive ways.  Also visit this page for activities, lyrics, sheet music for easy piano and guitar, and characters to colour.

Cross-Curricular links will take you to innovative projects suitable for children and adults of all ages, involving music, art, drama, design and technology, information and communication technology, film-making, animation, geography, history, literacy and numeracy. Topics include the First World War, Christmas and Diwali.  

Christmas Carols links will take you to free videos of Christmas Carols, downloadable lyrics sheets, sheet music and colouring pages, history, activities and games.

The importance of Music Education

*  Music helps children to succeed at school and far into adulthood:  research has proved that children who learn musical instruments do better at school.  The complex ideas a child processes whilst learning a musical instrument help the brain to develop more than if they didn’t learn the instrument. 

* The younger we learn the better: a new study at the University of Helsinki has shown that 'newborn babies can remember melodies played to them while they were in the womb'. (Alok Jha, The Guardian)   At Beijing Normal University, brain scans have been taken of young adults, revealing that 'those who had formal music training before the age of seven had thicker brain regions that deal with hearing and self-awareness'.  (Ian Semple, The Guardian)

*  A music course at university develops a vast number of transferrable skills, which will help the music student in the job market.  For example:  essay writing skills, ICT skills, problem solving, mathematical thought (harmony and acoustics)

*  Music-making builds a happy society: if you learn a musical instrument or how to sing, you can join an ensemble or choir, and therefore make friends.  You will avoid loneliness throughout your life and enrich your soul with beautiful music.

On this site...

You will learn about music in a 21st century way.  Enjoy the videos, and download attractive worksheets for practice questions and fun activities.  Experience music education in a way you have never done so before.

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