Childhood: 6-12

Looking for educational classical music resources for children? Here they are! We're working on keeping this page up to date as we find new and relevant content to add. Got a suggestion? Let us know!

Our Playlist

We've curated a playlist just for our 6 to 12-year-olds, featuring a range of works and excerpts with different instrumentation, from different eras, genres, and so on!

YouTube/Videos

Watch young composer Alma Deutscher and opera singer Thomas Hampson rehearsing Alma's art song setting of the poem "The Night Before Christmas".

"Maestro" - CG short film by Illogic collective. Deep in a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

George is going to meet an orchestra for the first time! He wants to learn an instrument – but which one?

Who’s in the lift? Lea, Henry and Emma meet conductor Vanessa and learn how she keeps the orchestra on track with her gestures and baton!

Sand artist Guna Zandere created this Sand Art story for a series of concerts that teach children how to understand symphonic music. 

In this animated adaptation of Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra", we visit the "districts" where all the instruments live.

Kids meet opera singer Angel Blue - asking her all their burning questions and getting to hear her sing!

Four friends -- a violin, viola, cello and bass -- are nervous about meeting their new owners. Will the young musicians learn to play properly and treat their string instruments with care?

Podcasts/Audio

Join David Walliams for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way!

Learn about classical music elements, composers, and more with YourClassical Kids Corner!

Performances To Watch

"Little Red's Most Unusual Day" uses tunes from some of opera's top hits to tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

This concert features music from Madagascar, Lion King, Zootopia, Jungle Book, Jurassic Park, The Croods and more, alongside the story "Music at the Watering Hole".

Join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for the enchanting tale of a mouse who by chance finds himself in a concert hall.

12-year-old Alexandra Dovgan and the Sinfónica de Galicia play Mendelssohn's "Piano Concerto No. 1".

Sound Garden Products

Classical Inspirations

Classical Inspirations: Amy Beach

Other Stuff

Guide the pitch and vowel sound of four blobs who stand ready to transform your musical ideas (no matter how good or bad) into beautiful harmonies.

A "whodunnit" tale which explores the mystery of the dead composer. Which instruments committed the crime?

Books/E-books

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