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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)

It is proven that children who engage in high-quality, regular musical learning from an early age gain musical, intellectual, emotional and social advantages.

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)

The resources below were written to replace workshops and courses that were due to take place during the Spring and Summer terms of 2020. We hope you enjoy exploring them at home. There is an activity pack and accompanying recorded or printed sheet music resources for each project.

Introduction to Film Music

Singing the Museum to Life

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.

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - The Singing Suffragette

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - A Music Competition in Ancient Greece

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - The Parisienne Pochettes

RCM Sparks Activity Pack - The Peaceful Pigeon

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!

Schools

We have the following resources for schools - but the resources in the sections above are also relevant.

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

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?

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.