Staff guidance & training

Material to support staff members working in disability settings, and music activities for groups that are designed for a member of staff to facilitate.

Door with balloons and bunting around, as if coming to a party

Have you ever wanted to host a musical party? With this jolly activity you can! Join the musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and John Webb for this activity where you can plan your own party, from the food and drinks you want to inviting your friends, all set to the music of Hector Berlioz’s

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images representing each of the soundmakers: circles is represented by a circular record, squares is represented by a square with a beamed quaver on it, percussion is represented by a timpani

OrchLab Soundmakers include three online instruments – Circles, Squares and Percussion. Below are three videos to show you how to play each of them. Use these as a starting point and then be as creative as you like with the different sounds! An introduction to Circles An introduction to Squares An introduction to Percussion You

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images representing each of the soundmakers: circles is represented by a circular record, squares is represented by a square with a beamed quaver on it, percussion is represented by a timpani

OrchLab Soundmakers include three online instruments – Circles, Squares and Percussion – which you can play with the bottom row of a computer keyboard or by using a touch screen device.  Overview OrchLab Soundmakers work on both computers and devices with touch screen (e.g. tablet, mobile phone). You can use either touchscreen or a QWERTY

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iPads make fantastic digital musical instruments, and we use them a lot in OrchLab sessions thanks to their adaptability and accessibility. Guided Access is really useful when using iPads as instruments as it stops the ‘home’ button from closing apps, prevents other apps from being opened, and can stop participants accidentally changing settings within the app

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