Resources for Teachers

The Sydney Symphony's free online teaching resources support our Schools Concert series. Written by leading music educators, the resource kits include classroom activities in performance, listening, and composition.

Bite-Sized Resources developed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with funding and support from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Education.

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Bite-Sized Music Lessons – Primary

Foundation to Year 2

Bite-sized Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King

Bite-sized Benjamin – Jamaican Rumba*

Years 3 to 4

Bite-sized Stanhope – Spin Dance*

Bite-sized Vaughan Williams – March from the English Folk Song Suite

Years 5 to 6

Bite-sized Copland - Variations on a Shaker Melody

Bite-sized Beethoven – Thunderstorm


Bite-Sized Music Lessons – Secondary

Years 7 to 8

Bite-sized Edwards – Spirit Ground*

Bite-sized Handel – Movement VI from Water Music Suite


Bite-sized Mahler – Third Movement from Symphony No.1

Bite-sized Tchaikovsky – Trepak and March from Nutcracker Suite


*Denotes a work by an Australian composer.