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Instrument Stories Project

About the Project

The Instrument Stories are a sequence of stories with music by Emma Johnson and illustrations by Rebecca Price, designed to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra and to the magic of music.


Emma and her band of musicians perform the stories, enabling children to encounter instruments such as the bassoon, French horn and oboe, often for the first time. We hear how Finn plays his cello to make his grandad feel better, Sophie saves the day at the school prom with her violin, and Jamal's loud trumpet playing annoys the neighbours but saves his grandmother's life! Music somehow always makes things better.

In these workshops Emma and her musicians also engage the children in musical games and exercises which are aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 attainment levels - ideal for years 3 and 4.

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“It was really good fun and interactive.”

Year 4 Pupil

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