This collection of ideas is aimed at developing your use of body percussion in the classroom. Some of the resources come from my body percussion tutorial ‘Body Beats’ and I’ve also included links to other videos and rhythm grids. Some of the samba phrases were devised by Inspire Works.
If you don’t teach all ages from KS1 (starting at 5 years) – KS4 (ending at 16 years), then you can jump straight to the ages which apply to you. These ideas incorporate many of the elements you’d wish to involve in a creative music education curriculum, wherever you are in the world – listening & watching, composition, improvisation, performing, learning rhythms through vocal elements and generally having fun! These ideas can be used as complete schemes of work or you can take elements from them to add to your existing plans.