Daily Lockdown Youtube Sessions

FREE Lockdown Learning Sessions from LSMS
Inspired by Joe Wicks, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS) is really excited to announce FREE daily music making sessions aimed at young people. These were initially planned to run until half term but will now continue beyond, although the timetable may change as some projects finish and new ones begin.

Sessions will take place on our Youtube channel beginning at 3:30pm each weekday during the lockdown. We will also be posting about sessions regularly on our Facebook page. Details about each days' sessions can be found below.

Please like and follow our Facebook page to keep informed on our music making opportunities. Please click on a weekday title to link to the Youtube playlist for that day. New videos will be added each week.

Follow us on social media (facebook / twitter / instagram) using @leicsmusichub or subscribe to our Youtube channel to be first to hear about new videos and music making opportunities.


Mondays will see two sessions with our Music Leader Mr Thurlow - 3:30pm Ukulele and 4:00pm Guitar. Both sessions are aimed at beginners but assume some experience. As these videos are also being used in schools, they will be available from the beginning of the relevant week and available to watch straightaway. Further Guitar resources and Ukulele resources for beginners and beyond, can be found on our website.


Tuesdays will also see two sessions but this time aimed at different ages Key Stage 1 (3:30pm) and Key Stage 2 (4:00pm). Developed by our Team Leader Becky Bell, Leics Explore Pitch is a weekly 6-lesson resource for use at school or at home based on the LSMS Scheme of Work Unit 4 theme of pitch.

Learning about pitch, dynamics, tempo and timbre, KS1 viewers will explore voice and found sounds to compose music and create sound effects for characters in a story. KS2 viewers will compose ostinato patterns, drones and melodies, to create layers of sound for a composition, using junk 'instruments' and found sounds.

As these videos are also being used in schools, they will be available from the beginning of the relevant week and available to watch straightaway. No prior knowledge of music or pitch is required so these resources can be used by everyone!

Links for accompanying PDF's for each video are in the relevant youtube video description.


On Wednesdays at 3:30pm, our Music Leader Andres Barrero - (Mr B) - will lead you through weekly Homemade Percussion sessions.

These will involve creating instruments out of household objects and creating amazing new rhythms!

At 4:00pm you can learn some new rhythms in a 4 week series of Table Tappers with Music Leader Mr Bailey from Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service.


Thursday mornings will feature a weekly Singing Assembly session, led by our Music Leader Emma Burns, with a warm up session before leading you through songs.

Click here to see the Singing Assembly playlist - extra sessions will be added as they are released.

Thursday afternoons feature a weekly Beatboxing class from our resident expert - Music Leader Shay Sharma (Mr Shay).

Check in at 3:30pm and let Mr Shay lead you through Boots'n'Cats and beyond. You'll be levelled up before you know it!


On Fridays at 3:30pm, join Abanazar the Musical Wizard for a weekly Body Percussion session, where you'll be invited to create music alongside Abanazar! You won't need any instruments, in fact - that's where the magic comes in - you'll be creating music from nothing!

Abanazar has conjured up an mp3 backing tracks and helpful guides to playing the rhythms from each session - links to these are in the description of each video on Youtube.

At 4:00pm on Fridays, why not Jam-Along with Carrie & Mowkee - Fun Music to join in with.

A weekly 10-lesson SEND resource for use at school or at home using the improvise approach. You can join in however you feel is right for you. You might want to sing, use body percussion, your voice, an app or use items from around your home.

Just have fun making music alongside Carrie & Mowkee. Perhaps you can persuade someone else to join in making music with you?