In my drama classroom we’re often developing scenes in small groups. Sometimes (particularly period 1 on a Monday morning) students are a little shy getting into the swing of things, so I like to have some music to play while they are working. It’s almost like white noise, that takes the pressure off the kids and allows them to get as experimental as they like.
It can, however, be a bit tough to find the right music, and to be confident that a) there are no rude bits and b) that it’s something that can help them develop their work. That’s why I was super pleased when a colleague sent me the link to this clip. 79 Instrumental songs that everyone knows, but no one knows the name of! Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Hope it helps!