Primary to Grade 6

Whether your child is picking up an instrument for the first time or they already have a few years of experience, these resources are sure to help guide them on their music-loving adventure!


LESSONS WITH SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA MUSICIANS

 

Symphony Nova Scotia’s Principal Cello Rachel Desoer explores how music makes us feel and how we can use music to activate our imaginations using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 as an example. Listen to Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony performed by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen to discover the story you hear.

 

 

 

Christine Feierabend plays flute and piccolo with Symphony Nova Scotia. In this video, she explains the basics of playing a flute.

 

 

 

 

Hornist Mary Lee tells us all about the French Horn in this video!

 


 

 

 

Music and Science with Max: How strings make their sound. Principal Bass Max Kasper demonstrates how a string instrument makes its sound using a cigar box!

 
 

 

Music and Literacy with D’Arcy: Listening to Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture. Join Community Engagement Manager D’Arcy Gray as we learn all about Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture!

 
 

 

Be sure to check out our full Symphony 101 playlist where musicians answer more questions like “Why is the bow called a bow?”, “Why are musical terms in Italian?”, and “Why are all of the instruments the same colour?”

 


FROM CARNEGIE HALL

 

 

Carnegie Hall offers a number of helpful resources for music educators who work with students in classrooms and adults looking to learn more about classical music.

 

 

 

Carnegie Hall has free resources available for families that encourage musical learning, discovery, and play for children of all ages, including the popular Link Up, which Symphony Nova Scotia presents every spring.

 

 

FROM BBC TEACH

 

 

Check out the BBC’s Ten Pieces at Home for weekly activities for primary schools, home educators, and parents that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation.

 

 

FROM THE BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES

 

 

Create musical instruments with things you already have at home with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales! Each week, they add a new how-to guide.