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Learning Resources

The National Centre for Early Music has developed a number of Learning Resources, which are free to access and use, apart from the Melody Monkey Songbook, which is available to purchase here

    Baroque String Playing
    A resource developed by NCEM in partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, exploring historically informed performance of music for violin, viola and cello. This resource is designed for teachers and advanced students (c. grade 6 - 8)
    Melody Monkey's Songbook
    A songbook packed with ideas for exciting music making with Early Years.
    Venus and Adonis
    A teaching resource for Key Stage 2, exploring John Blow's opera, late seventeenth-century folk music, and life in Restoration England.
    Happy Birthday, dear Henry
    A teaching resource for Key Stages 2 and 3 commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of composer Henry Purcell.
    Mantra: Musical Conversations Across the Indian Ocean
    A learning resource for Key Stages 3 and 4 exploring the fusion between Indian music and the music of Renaissance Europe.
    Alcuin and the Carolingian Renaissance
    A teaching resource for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring music, art and literature from Saxon times.