Musical Activities in the everyday classroom – 10 ideas to try right now


Alice Harper and Joanna Copley



If you’re inspired to try something musical with your class tomorrow, here are ten ideas for activities you can do whether you’re the most musical person since Mozart, or you feel scared stiff at the thought of anyone making you do music in front of a class (HINT: Nobody is un-musical, they’re just out of practice. We’re all born musical, including you.)

They should require no prior musical knowledge other than the ability to keep a steady beat (don’t tell me you don’t tap along to music on your favourite radio station…), be able to make a nee-naw sound (like an emergency vehicle), and – if you’re feeling brave – attempt something to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle or Happy Birthday.

Let us know how you get on!

10 music teaching ideas you can try right now