BBC Ten Pieces - introducing children to classical music!

About BBC Ten Pieces

Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for students aged between 7-14. The aim is to open up the world of classical music to a new generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music.  The project is backed by our Ambassadors and is delivered by our Champions. The Champions are an existing network of over 260 music education hubs, music services, orchestras, music, dance and arts organisations working across the age ranges who can offer help and advise working with the Ten Pieces.

Supporting Resources

You can access a wealth of online teaching resources which will help stimulate your students to respond creatively to the repertoire through composition, dance, art and performance poetry.

Lesson Plans - for Primary and Secondary

Music Arrangements - for orchestras and ensembles of different abilities

The Pieces and Composers - information and clips for the Ten Pieces I and II repertoire

Film clips - Watch the exciting Ten Pieces I and Ten Pieces II films as individual clips

Additional resources - resources for younger children, live lessons, ebook guide to the Orchestra

NEW FOR 2017

New free teaching resources for the next phase of the project, Ten Pieces III, will be released in September 2017 for use across the 2017/18 academic year. There will be exciting short films introducing a new set of inspiring classical pieces, plus accompanying classroom lesson plans for primary and secondary teachers to use, simplified downloadable arrangements for you to perform, and new ways for you to get involved with the project.

Can't wait to get your hands on Ten Pieces III material? You can download and listen to the Ten Pieces III music as MP3s for free now. 

Here's how to get started with Ten Pieces III

  1. Register: Teachers and educators can join the BBC email mailing list and receive the latest news and essential project updates for Ten Pieces III.
  2. Read the FAQs below for more information about the project.
  3. Listen to the Ten Pieces III music and start thinking about getting creative!
  4. Get inspired – take a look at the creative response showcase and Ten Pieces Assembly showcase to see how schools across the UK have been inspired by the Ten Pieces music this year.

You can also explore resources from the first two years of the project:


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