This year, organisations from around the world have been sharing music and arts education resources online. This connects them with people who would normally be able to attend performances and workshops, and it creates a whole new way to learn. 
 
The upside of this is that a whole range of creative activities from top arts bodies is now readily available, wherever you are in the world. 
 
You can head off for some lessons at Carnegie Hall, join in with activities at the Royal Opera house and learn to draw with professional artists. 
It’s a welcome, seasonal reminder that we are all connected through our love of music, and it’s an exciting time for enquiring minds. 
 
We’d like to share our MWC top picks for schools and parents, from the UK and beyond: 
 
BBC 
The BBC offer multiple levels of activities through their website. 
 
For Early Years there is Sonic Explorers where you can study sounds from different places. 
 
Discover music from around the UK with National Pioneers
 
For Secondary students, here’s your chance to learn how to sing, rap and beatbox
 
 
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) 
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group have some great activities on their website. Here they use clouds for inspiration. 
 
 
Beethoven 
Enjoy the Music of Beethoven with Secondary School students in this 250th anniversary year, with Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts
 
 
Carnegie Hall 
 
Carnegie Hall in New York has a range of different activities for different year groups, including these great Listening Adventures for primary age children. 
Joanna Scott – Artist 
Illustrator Joanna Scott shows you how to draw a quirky cat in this video: 
Royal Opera House 
The Royal Opera House want to help you decorate for Christmas. But their summer activities are still available as well. 
 
 
Trestle Theatre Co. 
Trestle Theatre Co. have a range of great challenges on their website, from storytelling and mask making to dance. 
 
 
Welsh National Opera 
Welsh National Opera have a series of videos to introduce children aged 3 to 8 years to opera. 
 
 
World Music Network 
The World Music Network introduces readers to music from around the world, explaining genres and showcasing artists. 
 
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