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Connect: Resound

Music Education hubs are groups of organisations – such as local authorities, schools, other hubs, arts organisations, community or voluntary organisations – working together to create joined-up music education provision, and to respond to local need.

Connect: Resound has worked with Music Education Hubs across the country since 2014, to support them in incorporating online technology in their music education work. This may be through teaching individuals and groups over the internet, developing live broadcasts for schools audiences, or providing CPD and technical advice and support for online music education.  Collectively, we are building up a body of knowledge and practice which is helping to inform how music education can become more accessible, provide more opportunities to engage in high quality music education and enrichment activities, and continue to innovate and improve efficiency, using online technology.

Thanks to funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Connect: Resound will work with Music Education Hub Partners between 2018-21 to support them in embedding online music education into their work, and to jointly explore new contexts and applications for online learning in music. 

Call for Music Hub Partners

We are looking to work with 4 new Music Education Hub partners in 2018 who would like to get started on offering online tuition in their localities.

Each Hub will receive:

    2 ‘teaching kits’ - a set of audio visual equipment configured for online teaching and broadcasting, including an AV mixer/streamer, camcorders and microphones (worth a total of £6900)

      Guidance and support on establishing a pilot online teaching project in their area

        Training on using the equipment and teaching online

          Access to helpline support for any technical queries

            Access to bespoke CPD opportunities, webinars and training events

            Free access to NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network with online resources for all staff

            50% discount on admission to Connect: Resound conferences on all aspects of digital music education

            You will contribute:

            Co-ordination and delivery of online lessons to pupils in your area

            Participation in detailed evaluation of the project (the results of which will be shared with you)

            Cash contribution of £3000 (towards a total project cost of over £10,000)

            Identification of teaching space(s) including access to a PC or laptop for instrumental teachers to use to deliver online lessons

            Timescales:

            We are looking to work with 4 Hubs in 2018:

            2 Hubs in Spring Term 2017/18

            2 Hubs in Autumn Term 2018/19

            If you are interested in taking part in the project, please complete an Expression of Interest Form https://goo.gl/forms/54hwnyHwlW4IoYtI2
            by Friday 1 December, 2017

            Online music learning in new contexts

            We are thrilled that this phase of the project will also enable us to explore the potential of Connect: Resound in other learning environments.

            We are seeking expressions of interest from Hubs which have already committed to online teaching to trial the technique in different ways in order to further increase access to music lessons.

            For example, you may wish to explore whole class tuition, working with a number of schools at once, or how the technology can help them to connect teachers with children in Pupil Referral Units, Hospital Schools, home education or looked after children. We have two places available on this strand of the 2018 programme. 

            A small bursary towards management and teaching costs will be provided, and we will be working with an evaluation partner to join Connect: Resound and our Music Hub partners in refining and exploring our action research questions.

            Please complete the Expression of Interest form here https://goo.gl/forms/AqOTEPls0EoGwbH23
            by Friday 1 December if you would like to hear more.