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Welcome to the NCEM Education Resource section. Please note that you must register before you can access any of the resource pages - except for the Melody Monkey songbook (which is available to order from the NCEM).

    Baroque String Playing
    A resource developed by NCEM in partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, exploring historically informed performance of music for violin, viola and cello. This resource is designed for teachers and advanced students (c. grade 6 - 8)
    Melody Monkey's Songbook
    A songbook packed with ideas for exciting music making with Early Years. This songbook is for sale.
    Venus and Adonis
    A teaching resource for Key Stage 2, exploring John Blow's opera, late seventeenth-century folk music, and life in Restoration England.
    Happy Birthday, dear Henry
    A teaching resource for Key Stages 2 and 3 commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of composer Henry Purcell. This resource is free.
    Mantra: Musical Conversations Across the Indian Ocean
    A learning resource for Key Stages 3 and 4 exploring the fusion between Indian music and the music of Renaissance Europe. This resource is free.
    Alcuin and the Carolingian Renaissance
    A teaching resource for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring music, art and literature from Saxon times. This resource is free.