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For Young People 11-18

Creative activities for you to explore at home for young people interested to develop their dance and music skills.

Dance

Music

What’s so Good About Beethoven?: Symphony No. 8 by Beethoven

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: Key Stage 3 – Age 11 - 13

Originally made for KS2 teachers and their pupils, this home learning resource provides a thorough introduction to a piece of symphonic music and to the orchestra that older children can explore by themselves, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and some creative exercises to encourage your own music-making.

What you’ll need at home: Just download the PDF (and print it out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided. To try out the creative exercises you’ll need objects that make sounds, or even better a musical instrument or two!

Download the Beethoven resource

Epic Tunes & Alpine Horns: Symphony No. 1 by Brahms

  • Type of Resource: Music
  • Age Range: Key Stage 3 – Age 11 - 13

Originally made for KS2 teachers and their pupils, this home learning resource provides a thorough introduction to a piece of symphonic music and to the orchestra that older children can explore by themselves, with lots of tips for closer listening, background information, and some creative exercises to encourage your own music-making.

What you’ll need at home: Just download the PDF (and print it out if you can), and a device to listen to the music from the Spotify playlist provided. To try out the creative exercises you’ll need objects that make sounds, or even better a musical instrument or two!

Download the Brahms resource

Self-Isolate I Create I Animate

This project releases a weekly creative musical task, delivered on video by one of Animate’s expert music tutors. You will be challenged to create and send in your own musical response to each individual task.

Learn more about the project

Animate Artists

Animate Artists brings together experienced young musicians in exciting collaborations with other artists and art forms, taking place on a project-by-project basis at weekends and during school holidays.

Learn more about Animate Artists