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RCM Sparks Digital Resources

Two boys interacting at an RCM Sparks event
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing guidance, RCM Sparks events have been put on hold until further notice. In light of this, we are delighted to launch a brand new collection of digital resources to replace our cancelled workshops, courses and concert series.

We invite you to explore, listen, participate and perform with RCM Sparks at home or at school, until we can welcome you back into the building again.

Please share your experiences @RCMLondon #RCMSparks #RCMCommunity

Early years (age 0-4)

Mini Sparks with Trish Keelan

RCM Mini Sparks - Songs for Babies

RCM Sparks Parent Pack - Mini Sparks

Click on the buttons to watch Trish Keelan’s fun and interactive songs for 0-4 year olds.

Watch: Songs for Babies

Watch: Meeting Charlie

Watch: A Trip to the Zoo

Ignite & Explorers (age 5-11)

We were excited to hold our Explorers summer course digitally this year. Below are some exciting resources from the course which we’ve made available for everyone to enjoy at home. These activities explore objects and themes from the RCM Museum.

Creative Keyboard

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Creative Keyboard

Accompanying resources

In the Hall of the Mountain King - Parts

In the Hall of the Mountain King - Piano

Morning Mood - Parts

Morning Mood - Solo Piano Part

Sparky’s Magic Piano

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Sparky's Magic Piano

Accompanying resources

Magic Piano - Sparky Score

Explore a Folk Song

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Folk Music - Green Grow

Accompanying resources

Green Grow - Cello

Green Grow - Cello Open Strings

Green Grow - Clarinet Trumpet

Green Grow - Flute Recorder Oboe

Green Grow - Minim Flute Recorder Oboe Violin

Green Grow - Piano and guitar chords

Green Grow - Soprano

Green Grow - Violin

Green Grow - Violin Open Strings

Explore a Sea Shanty

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Sea Shanty - Away Santiana

Accompanying resources

Away Santiana - Cello Open Strings

Away Santiana - Cello

Away Santiana - Clarinet Trumpet

Away Santiana - Flute Oboe Recorder Violin

Away Santiana - Full Score

Away Santiana - Vocal Score and Words

Count on Me

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Count on Me

Introduction to Film Music 

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - Film Music

Springboard (age 12-18)

We were excited to hold our Springboard composition summer course digitally this year. Below are some useful resources and activities from the course that we’ve made available for everyone to enjoy from home. Check this page regularly for more resources for composers!

RCM Sparks Springboard: Guide to Writing a Solo Piece

RCM Sparks Springboard: Instrument Guide for Composers

Schools

Thinking of learning an instrument?

These videos are designed to introduce you to different instruments, what they look like, how they work and how they sound. Which is your favourite?

Watch the clarinet being unveiled

Watch the violin being unveiled

Watch the tuba being unveiled

Coming soon: Trumpet and Cello

If you’re interested in learning an instrument, why not contact your local Music Hub?

You also may wish to find out more about the RCM’s Teaching Service.

Prove You Groove

RCM Sparks Activity Pack – Prove You Groove

RCM Jazz Professor Mark Armstrong introduces an RCM Big Band concert recorded in 2019 in the Britten Theatre in this video:

Watch RCM Big Band Concert

The resources in the sections above are also relevant for schools.

Check this page regularly for more activities for schools coming soon!