new music-making curriculum books


MUSIC is increasingly important in Primary Schools. OFSTED no longer award ‘Outstanding’ without evidence of a broad and balanced curriculum:

Nick Gibb, schools standards minister, has announced upgrades to the music curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3 this summer. To support this, Ocarina Workshop are publishing new class resources to help children play instruments and sing together.

‘Adventurous Music-Making’ books are
✓ for ocarinas, recorders, ukuleles, voices and the whole class band
✓ available singly, or in class packs with teacher books, CDs and more
✓ suitable for all children and all teachers

Bring Music into all area of the curriculum:
History, Geography, Languages, Science, PSHE, Literacy and more…

✓ Sing and play over 120 songs, accompanied by authentic backings
✓ create and compose your own music
✓ learn about the world and its peoples
✓ delve into history and geography… all at the same time!

Music Zero-to-Hero is our simplest book yet, to make whole-class music possible throughout KS1. Songs are notated in OcPix™ throughout the book, which starts with one and two note tunes, with gradual progression.
Music World-Explorer takes participants on a journey to experience new cultures, musics, peoples and life-styles. Become familiar with scales and rhythms of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe… and play, play, play…
Music Time-Traveller has authentic songs from Stone Age to Space Age, all playable on the Oc® with thoughtful lyrics to transport you through different ages. Connect directly with history with songs from each era, through 42,050 years…

‘Music Code-Cracker’ and ‘Music Music-Maker’ are now ready for
teachers and pupils at home or at school:
Whole-class composing, improvising, code-cracking and
adventurous music-making…

Any teacher can teach with Ocarinas, whether they are ‘musical’ or not.
Our starter boxes have everything you need for successful music-making.

We are both teachers ourselves. Our hope is that these new resources will enable you to introduce music-making into all areas of the curriculum and provide content to sing about in music lessons. Whilst every song has ocarina finger-charts, the musical stave is always present, along with guitar / ukulele chords too, so any instrumentalist can play along. The teacher books introduce background and teaching tips for each song.

Just ring us with any questions, or drop us an email.
Have a good term!
David and Christa

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