i can download and play

I Can Download and Play Christmas Music

Learn some body percussion for 'Carol of the Bells' with Danny!

I Can Download and Play Christmas Music 2

Learn the signs for 'Silent Night' with Sean!

I Can Download and Play! - Digital resources

So that we can continue reaching our participants on the I Can Play! projects during Covid-19, we have developed some digital musical resources that will be available through our YouTube channel and on this webpage. With a mix of themes and instruments, join our practitioners Sean, Jenni, Emily and Rebecca as they explore different themes, there should be something for everyone to have a go at! The videos are really interactive and we welcome any creative responses from participants to be shared with us with relevant permissions (see permission info below).

I Can Sing 2 with Jenni and Sean!

I Can Play Percussion 1

I Can Play Percussion 2

I Can Play Gamelan! with Sound of Bronze

I Can Play Gamelan 2

I Can Play Flute

I Can Play Brass

Permissions Explained
SSE and Subtitles

If your child would like to send in a video or picture of themselves taking part in these activities then we will need your permission for them to do so as we may use some of the clips and pictures on our website and social media. Check out the video where Sean explains how you can do this or simply download the permission form and send it to us alongside your child's video/picture. We recommend you send these to education@ncem.co.uk either via WeTransfer if the files are quite large or just via email.

Permission Explained

The Great Makaton Singalong! 

Here are our tutorial videos from the Makaton Singalong! Learn the signs to Don't Stop with Rebecca who will guide you through it, so you can perform the whole song! 


Explore brass instruments, listen to professional brass musicians, and even try playing in a brass band!

I Can Play


The National Centre for Early Music's I Can Play! programme provides music-making opportunities for D/deaf children across the city of York.


Keep the music alive in these difficult times

The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.