September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Giggle and Stomp!

virtual concert presented in association with Jeunesses Musicales Canada
Giggle and Stomp! © Antoine Saito
Kindergarten–Grade 1 Music World music

Ages 4-6

Discover sounds that will make you laugh, and rhythms that will get you dancing! 

Have you ever explored the fascinating world of percussion instruments? Even our bodies are musical instruments, so anyone can play! Did you know there are many different ways to produce a sound? Well, there are: hitting, sweeping, shaking, scratching and clashing. Playing percussion instruments is so much fun! But watch out, with Bruno and Marton, you have to keep the beat. 

  • Concert length (prerecorded video): 30 minutes
  • Available in: English or French
  • Recommended for: ages 4-6 (Kindergarten to grade 1)
  • This concert can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist


Associated virtual workshop series : Body Beats



  • Marton Maderspach, percussion
  • Bruno Roy, percussion

Original version

  • CONCEPT: Bruno Roy and Janic Gingras 

Screen adaption



Virtual Musical Adventures: concerts and workshops for students and teachers

In collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the NAC Orchestra presents a series of fun and engaging music-making activities and pedagogical resources geared towards students aged 4-12, all offered in a virtual format.

Educators can purchase a user license that enables digital access to a pre-recorded concert for up to 30 days, or for a series of pre-recorded workshops for up to 50 days, and the license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom)!

Concerts can be presented following the associated virtual workshop series, or can be presented independently.

In order to offer a more in-depth experience, workshops and/or concerts can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist.

Pricing packages

Concert & Workshop Pricing TOTAL
1 virtual workshop bought individually $250 + HST
1 virtual concert bought individually $500 + HST
1 virtual concert and its associated virtual workshop bought together $650 + HST
3 virtual concerts and 3 digital workshops $1,500 + HST
All 5 concerts and all 5 virtual workshops $2,500 + HST
Virtual mediation bought à la carte (minimum of 2 hours of mediation) $100/hr + HST

Price for one digital license per institution without maximum audience capacity. A single license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom).
A license enables a digital access of 30 days for a concert and 50 days for a workshop series.


Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.