Compendium - music resources for primary schools

Compendium - music resources for primary schools

Théâtre Sans Frontières

We have a charming song in French for 6-11 years to learn.Taken from our popular show for schools Les Aventures de Lapin (The Adventures of Rabbit) it celebrates the eating of fruits from the Caribbean, particularly Bananas. The song is called: Moi, j’adore les Bananes.

Link to resource

North Tyneside Music Education Hub

Below are some ideas to support teachers to get pupils singing and creating at home or in the classroom.

Tees Valley Music Service 

Free online bucket drumming lessons that you can follow at home or at school. 

Chrome Music Lab 

Teachers can use this online interactive tool on iPads, phones and desktops to help pupils learn about musical notes, compose music, create dance moves or discover different rhythms and beats. Explore the music lab by clicking the link below. 

Chrome Music Lab - Experiments

We wanted to share this brilliant blog post with you too that looks at each section of Chrome Music Lab and explains how to use the tools and gives you lots of ideas on how you can incorporate these online tools into lesson planning. 

Blog post from Midnight Music on 50 lesson ideas for the Chrome Music Lab 

MusInc  and Middlesbrough Town Hall 

With music video tutorials, PDF lesson plans and online vocal coaching there are lots of resources to help support you in teaching music remotely. 

Full list of online resources


NYMAZ is a youth music development charity who champion the transformative potential of music for children and young people. They have a range of online music resources for teachers to utilise. 

Full list of online resources  

Sage Gateshead 

Every year at Sage Gateshead musicians take part in the Big Sing by writing songs for children and young people to learn. The theme of this year’s Big Sing is climate change. While this year’s concerts can’t take place, teachers can still get their pupils to create a mini-concert at home using the digital songbook and online tutorials. 

Digital song book and online tutorials

Durham Music Service and Durham Music Trust 

To support music-making at home and within schools, at this time DMS and DMT have been uploading exciting new music videos every day from sing-alongs to learning how to play the ukulele, there is a whole host of activities for your pupils to enjoy. 

Myleene's Music Klass 

Let your pupils be taught by Myleen Klass. The curriculum based music lesson video series is fun and informative. There’s no need for instruments and it caters to mixed abilities. 

Music lesson videos 

Music Partnership North  - Newcastle

MPN have launched a new project called 'Local Heroes Project' and it has been designed to support schools and young people with their online musical learning. Whether you are learning from home or at school your pupils can get involved by following the links below. 

Music resources

BBC - Bring the Noise 

Perfect for Key Stage 1 pupils these music games allow your class to explore the different elements that make up a song at home. They can create their own version of songs and play them back online.

Create a song

BBC Teach 

The BBC has a range of free music resources suitable for primary schools, check them out below. 

BBC - Ten Pieces 

An online resource with lesson plans and live events that are intended to get children aged 7-14 engaged with classical music.


Dhol Drumming with Rosh
Try out GemArts Dhol Drumming demonstration with Rosh Singh (No Dhol Drum required!)

Video lesson

Music Partnership North - Northumberland

They have created some resources to help you create music in school and at home.