Since 2014 Connect: Resound has worked with Music Education Hubs across the country to support them in embedding online music education into their offer.
With our partnered Hubs we are building up a body of knowledge and practice to help inform how music education can become more accessible, provide more opportunities to engage in high quality music education and enrichment activities, as well as continue to innovate and improve efficiency, using online technology.
Together we are addressing the challenges of rural isolation and exploring the potential for this model to help reach young people facing additional difficulties in accessing music-making. We are currently working with:
Croydon Music Education Hub – Reaching young people facing mental health or other issues which make it difficult for them to access mainstream services or to attend school regularly.
East Sussex Music Education Hub - Overcoming rural isolation by exploring teaching to multiple venues at once, as well as virtual tuition at home through the development of online courses and webinars as well as live teaching.
Lincolnshire Music Education Hub - Exploring how technology can address the challenges of delivering to every child – even those in isolated communities – in a large, sparsely populated county.
Norfolk Music Hub - Reaching more children in rurally isolated areas, providing a wider range of music opportunities and looking at the potential to deliver training to the music workforce online.
Surrey Music Hub - Developing access to instrumental learning amongst primary and secondary age pupils, including looked after children and young unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
There will be ongoing opportunities for Music Education Hubs to join the Connect: Resound programme. Announcements will be made on this site and direct to the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network – you can sign-up for free here.