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About Beethoven Bites

MSO Beethoven Bites is a series of six, bite-size digital learning resources supporting teachers at Primary and Secondary levels to deliver high-quality, curriculum-linked lessons – perfect for online learning or in the classroom.

Created with musician and classroom education specialist Richard Vaudrey each MSO Beethoven Bite includes:

  • A tailored, primary or secondary specific, 10-minute instructional video presented by Richard, featuring clips of the MSO.
  • A PDF Learning Resource with suggested lesson plan, recommended class exercise and additional listening to extend your students.
  • A curated Spotify playlist.


Digital Learning Resources


Primary-level resources


Did Beethoven teach us everything we need to know about music in one symphony? Join presenter Richard Vaudrey and the MSO for a journey of musical discovery. Be introduced to the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven by exploring his Seventh Symphony in delicious, bite-size pieces suitable for delivery by specialist and generalist primary teachers.


Secondary-level resources


Did Beethoven teach us everything we need to know about music in one symphony? Uncover the secret to Beethoven’s enduring genius through a bite-by-bite exploration of his Seventh Symphony. Guided by presenter Richard Vaudrey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, MSO Beethoven Bites guide secondary students through symphonic composition and musical function providing opportunities to apply their performance or compositional studies.


The MSO’s 2020 Schools program is generously supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.