Masterclasses and Live Lessons

Ten Pieces offers a wealth of exciting teaching resources to help you plan lessons and develop imaginative creative responses to the music.


Watch famous faces give advice and inspiration for getting creative with Ten Pieces in a range of art forms, including top tips from Diversity, Fazer and Fiona Bevan.

Diversity stars explain the creative process of choreographing a dance in five simple steps.
Strange Hill High animator Ric creates stop-motion animation inspired by Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement).
Singer-songwriters Fiona and Kal show how a brand new song can be composed in just five simple steps, inspired by Anna Meredith's Connect It.
Dancer Lyndsey Thomas shows how to create a dance inspired by Stravinsky’s The Firebird.
Digital artist Richard Ramchurn shows Barney and friends how to create some digital art inspired by Holst's 'Mars'.
Ricky Martin from Art Ninja creates a painting with sponges while listening to Mussorgsky's Night on Bare Mountain.
Musicians Arun Ghosh and Jason Singh use the clarinet and beatboxing to create a new Grieg-inspired song in simple steps.
Performance poet Chris Redmond goes through the steps of creating a performance poem and uses Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 as inspiration.
Rapper Doc Brown introduces this clip about Anna Clyne and her creative process.
Professional dancer Lizzie Gough demonstrates how to choreograph a street dance and uses Bach's piece as inspiration.
Award-winning animator Barry Purves explains how to make stop-motion animation inspired by Bernstein's 'Mambo'.
Coding expert Sam Aaron teaches Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ MistaJam how to code music using computer software.
Director Elisha Smith-Leverock demonstrates how to create a music video inspired by one of the pieces.
Technobabble’s Frankie Vu uses the BBC micro:bit to make a Haydn-inspired melody.
N-Dubz star Fazer aka Richard Rawson shows us how to compose a new music track inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
World DJ Champion Mr Switch demonstrates how to scratch on turntables.



Live Lessons

Bring Ten Pieces to life with these interactive lessons!

Dance and music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker - Live Lesson
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker – Live Lesson EXTRA
Music composition - Live Lesson
Ten Pieces Party Live Lesson


Experts and students explain what it's like creating new dances, musical compositions and poetry inspired by classical pieces

The performance poet and Ten Pieces star Lemn Sissay inspired home-educated children in London to write poems.
Ten Pieces Ambassador Peter Moore visited the students of West Hill School to run a workshop pn Shostakovich's Symphony No.10.
Songwriter Nitin Sawhney worked with pupils to give them a deeper understanding of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries'.
Students from St John Bosco Arts College get expert advice from a contemporary choreographer using Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10.



More resources

Ten Pieces Tasters
Ready-made secondary lessons
BREAKING NEWS: Ten Pieces Special Report
All Figurenotes Arrangements
Ocarina arrangements