Music can be a great support to emotional regulation during difficult times, and is a particularly important form of self-expression and communication for many pupils at St Andrew's. I hope that as many of you as possible continue to enjoy listening to and making your own music. Whilst I am going to post ideas to encourage music-making over the coming weeks, the most important thing is that everyone enjoys themselves and feels happy – so use whatever music works in your household, and just have fun singing, dancing and banging pans (or not!) together!
Please do send any photos/videos of your music-making to school for us to see! email@example.com
Jenny – Music Teacher
Live Streaming on Facebook / YouTube
Many musicians are streaming solo performances and music/dance sessions – if you search on Facebook, YouTube etc you will probably be able to find plenty! If you can't catch the live performance, then they are usually available to view afterwards too.
A few suggestions:
David Walliams - Marvellous Musical Podcasts - http://marvellousmusicalpodcast.com
Big Top Musical Adventures - Creative, multi-sensory music-making and story-telling for children with additional needs - They are posting weekly 'adventures' on YouTube and Facebook - definitely give this a go! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXShtCdi0nZ-DrJbUUIFvQ
Sinfonia Viva – live performances on Wednesday evenings – see their Facebook page.
Soundabout – Live interactive music sessions for young people with SEN – Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2pm. There are also sessions aimed at young people and 18-26 on Thursdays at 11am. All sessions are live streamed on their Facebook page, or you can catch up with them on YouTube.
Beat Goes On – Daily body percussion activities www.youtube.com/ollietunmer
Cat McGill – Access to the Arts – Cat is leading a virtual Signing Choir which anyone can join. https://www.facebook.com/folkycat/ She also has live Wave sessions, which are Makaton sing and sign sessions - Wednesdays at 4.30
The Shows Must Go On - YouTube page for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals - a new one each week.
Out of the Ark – They are publishing a new music video on their website every day – available for free download. https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/
Cirque du Soleil - Weekly 60-minute performances are streamed - these are amazing to watch!
If you find anything else that you think should be on this list, please do let us know!
https://experiments.withgoogle.com/collection/creatability - Some really fun activities on here, such as using your nose to create music, or drawing to make sound.
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com Fun visual music-making activities – it’s definitely worth exploring the activities on here to see which ones you enjoy. In Spectrogram, you can use your voice to create visuals and Voice Spinner is funny!
www.incredibox.com - click on the characters and items to create sound loops.
https://learningsynths.ableton.com – Go through each stage (click ‘next’ at the bottom) to learn about creating sound with synthesizers.
The Derby and Derbyshire Music Hub are posting weekly online learning activities: https://derbyshiremusichub.org.uk/get-involved/music-at-home/music-at-home.aspx
Derby Theatre - lots of fun resources
Apps for creating your own music
Mini Moog: (free for a limited time) – A synthesizer – create your own weird and wonderful sounds!
Kaossilator: (free for a limited time) Create melodies/phrases/loops. Big sounds and bright visuals!
Keezy: Record your own voice or sounds onto 8 coloured tiles, then create your own loops and mixes.
AUMI and AirVox: Both apps use the camera on your phone/tablet to turns movements into music
Launch Pad: Combine beats/basslines/melodies/vocals to create dance music
Garageband: (iPad only) Compose or perform on instruments – include guitar and drum settings. You can use the microphone setting to alter the sound of your voice. Mix loops to create your own tracks.
SoundForest: Create visual music using shapes
Pacemaker: be a DJ – try mixing together different music (music needs to already by on your device)
Videostar: Make your own music videos – you can either use the free tracks included or music that is already on your device
Signing to Songs - just search for them on YouTube
Singing Hands UK
Sing It Sign It Makaton Choir