Resources for young composers

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Looking for resources for young people to compose and create? Need some advice on how to support a future in music?

Below are a selection of great resources from our friends and external organisations for young composers and creators aged 5-25. Discover below everything from video masterclasses to resources for kickstarting your composition.

We’ll be updating this list regularly while we work on a more permanent home for our resources.

If you have or know of any other great resources to help young people make their own music, feel free to send them to us at so we can list them here!

Secondary School Resources

Ear Opener is a series of video masterclasses that demystify the process of writing music, aimed at young people aged 14-20, featuring candid interviews from celebrated musicians and composers from across the genre spectrum.

A collection of useful resources to help young people build a sustainable career in music, delivered in partnership with young creators working in the music industries right now.

Music-making workshops for young people and adults with mild and moderate learning disabilities, Croydon-based but currently online.

A selection of composing activities for young people to do easily at home with or without instruments. All the activities are inspired by or linked to existing pieces of music.

Introducing all ages, but especially secondary school students and teachers, to the world of making music with sounds. This exciting genre, known as electroacoustic, electronic or sound art, started in the 20th century and today thrives around the globe.

A helpful list of resources, information and details on where to get support for the SEN/D community.

Primary School Resources

Friday Afternoons provides warm ups, leader tutorials, case studies, lesson plans and worksheets to support primary school students including composition exercises, plus arrangements and creative responses to some of the repertoire.

“TOGETHER” is a song and composition resource to support singing, lyric and songwriting made by Wiltshire primary schools, with composition resources that can be used for both remote and classroom settings.

Ten pieces is a weekly buffet of primary music activities from across the BBC, including oven ready music and cross-curricular resources that can be used for home learning and in the classroom.

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