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In this section of the site you can find out about how your child will be taught music in primary school in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

We've also got information on how music can soothe hyperactivity.


Girl laughing with violin
5 top tips for success learning an instrument
Increased self-confidence, better coordination skills, more focus and general well-being... just a few of the benefits of learning to play an instrument, parents say. Follow this advice to support your child in their musical education; it will take time (years!) and patience, but the rewards for the whole family are immense.
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How to support your child in learning an instrument
Fewer children than ever are taking up a musical instrument. However, learning music is a fantastic skill. How do we get our children to take it up and which instrument should you pick? Emily Organ reports.
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Why music is important in the national curriculum
Music helps children learn across subjects and can help to build social and cultural values, too. Find out more about why it’s so important for your child.


Make a bottle instrument activity
Make a bottle instrument
An activity to encourage children to think about how the amount of air in an instrument affects the pitch it makes.
Experimenting with pitch activity
Experimenting with pitch
Suggestions for activities to try at home to help your child investigate factors that affect pitch.
Changing sounds: vibrations activity
Changing sounds: vibrations
An activity sheet with ideas for things to do at home that demonstrate the connection between sound and vibrations.
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What will your child learn in music at school?

Find out how music is taught in the primary school curriculum: