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BBC Live Lesson - Ten Pieces Party

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Join us the BBC for a  very special BBC Live Lesson coming to school classrooms all around the UK, hosted by CBBC's Karim Zeroual and Lauren Layfield and featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Ten Pieces Ambassador pianist and composer Julian Joseph.

Live Lessons support your teaching with curriculum-led free resources and activities by experts. Tailor-made for primary pupils, it's an opportunity for your students to join the biggest classroom in the UK. 

Who: Key Stage 2/2nd Level - Music
When: Friday 23rd September
Time: 11am (approx. 50 mins)
Where: (visit the website on the day to access the live stream)

Coming live from BBC Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, the lesson aims to help students discover their inner composer.

Read Julian Joseph's introduction to the Live Lesson here

We'll be exploring rhythm, melody and dynamics through:

  • Bernstein's 'Mambo' from Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story' 
  • Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement) and
  • Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain.

With interactive, hands-on activities, we'll be inviting students to contribute to a collective Ten Pieces party piece.


How to get involved…

WATCH THE LIVE LESSON: BBC Live Lessons are streamed live through our website at Go to the page just before 11am on Friday 23rd September and click on the promo that says WATCH LIVE to tune in. There's no need to register or sign in!

CONTRIBUTE TO THE LESSON: Email to let us know if you’ll be watching and send in questions about musical composition for our experts. Your school could be named live on the webcast! 

ACCESS CLASSROOM RESOURCES: Download a lesson guide for teachers and activity sheets, released on the website closer to the day. 

And if you miss the Live Lesson, don't worry: the full lesson and clips will be made available for you and your class to view online after the programme ends on


Any questions? Contact the BBC at

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