Secondary Music Resources
Below are free secondary music teaching resources for teachers in UK schools at KS3 and KS4 level to help you save time spent on lesson planning. Secondary school music teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.
Key Stage 3
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Kids site is a guide to instruments, orchestras and composers.
Teachers can learn about Starting a School Band or Orchestra with the Music by Arrangement website.
The Play Music Orchestra website includes a range of tests to help pupils identify the sounds of instruments.
Key Stage 4
The Essentials of Music site gives an overview of classical music and how it has changed from the Middle Ages, Baroque, Classical and up to today.
Animated Music Theory Lessons are provided by a website that includes lessons, exercises and useful tools.
Energy in the Air Sounds of the Orchestra has clips of sounds and some scientific background of how sounds are made.
We hope you find these free teaching resources for music teachers to be very useful for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lesson planning.