Charanga is a modern and exciting digital resource for music teaching and learning. One in three schools in England use Charanga as a daily part of their music teaching, and it has won prestigious awards, including the Music Teacher Award for Excellence.
Because Charanga is online, it is always up to date with new resources and best practice music teaching advice, and its community provides teachers with a connection to colleagues around the world.
"Our school has been using Charanga for over a year now and the impact has been significant. Charanga has enabled us to do many more whole-class instrumental programmes with some excellent and engaging resources. The children love to continue their learning at home with Music World, as well as combining performance, composition, and improvisational skills when learning the songs and pieces from the Schemes of Work. It has been a brilliant enhancement to our curriculum. Thank you!"
- Ms Jennie Leyfield, Music & MFL Teacher, The Alice Smith School
There are five main areas to Charanga:
Scheme of Work for children aged 5-11
A progressive spiral of learning with planning support and all the interactive resources you need. Children sing, play, improvise, compose and perform, and the week-by-week lessons and assessments are a great basis for a modern music curriculum.
Freestyle library of interactive resources for children aged 5-14
A vast library of premium interactive resources across a wide range of topics together with listening and creativity apps.
Charanga Sing contains a growing bank of over 500 songs presented in a way that is intuitive to use whether by vocal specialists, confident singers or those just keen to encourage more singing every day. There are songs for all occasions, songs for all ages and songs for all groupings from soloists to massed choirs. The repertoire covers a wide range of styles, cultures and purposes with each one carefully picked to be included in the song bank. Charanga Sing’s easy-to-use search and browse facility allows you to find appropriate songs quickly and simply.
Provides beginner to intermediate level teaching and learning for 24 instruments, including popular classroom and orchestral instruments.
A safe online space especially for the children to use. It has avatars, musical games, quizzes and beginner instrumental courses that you can provide for all the children in your school.
"Really enjoying Charanga so far, and especially the instrumental pieces with backing tracks."
- Jonathan Doherty, British International School Shanghai Puxi