The TSO Classroom Resources are the perfect way to prepare your students for a visit to the orchestra. Explore the theme of the concert, see how the performance fits into the curriculum and learn about the music and composers.

“The Ugly Sound” (Brand new!)

TSO Songbook

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in your Classroom

What is a Symphony Orchestra?

2018 Concert-based Teaching Resources - Peter and the Wolf

2018 Concert-based Teaching Resources - Peter and the Wolf

Download the Peter and the Wolf teaching resources here.

Read about the resource writers:
Kim Allen
Angela Chapman
Jenny Johnston

2018 Concert-based Teaching Resources - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

2018 Concert-based Teaching Resources - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Download the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra teaching resources here.

A private recording of Zodiac Animalia by Jessica Wells is available to teachers with students attending the concert. Please contact Jenny Compton on comptonj@tso.com.au to request more information.

Read about the resource writers:
Di O’Toole
Maxine Antolli
Shona Hunt

TSO Teaching Resources Writers

2017 Concert-based Teaching Resources

2017 Concert-based Teaching Resources

Download teaching resources for Magic of Merlin
Download teaching resources for Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
Download teaching resources for Symphonic Superstars The Mighty Handful!
Download ‘What is a Symphony Orchestra?’ 
Download  ‘Additional Resources About the Orchestra’ 

There are no audio files for these resources. All the music is standard orchestral repertoire, and any version you can access will be fine.

These resources are not about individual pieces. They are concept-based, in line with our belief is that the aim of music K-6 is to help students develop their understanding of how music works, through active engagement with a wide range of music.

Musical concepts which are clearly exemplified in several pieces are identified, and teaching activities written to develop student understanding through playing, singing, moving, creating, listening and commenting.

Concert-based Teaching Resources (previous years)

DOWNLOAD resources for Symphonic Shockers (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for The Amazing Tale of Gibson (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for Mini TSO Songs and Stories (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for Mini TSO on Tour! (2015)

There are no audio files for these resources. All the music is standard orchestral repertoire, and any version you can access will be fine.

These resources are not about individual pieces. They are concept-based, in line with our belief is that the aim of music K-6 is to help students develop their understanding of how music works, through active engagement with a wide range of music.

Musical concepts which are clearly exemplified in several pieces are identified, and teaching activities written to develop student understanding through playing, singing, moving, creating, listening and commenting.