Connect: Resound

Connect: Resound is an action research project exploring how digital technologies can be used to deliver music education for children living in rurally isolated areas.

We have created a suite of research reports and guides summarising our findings around online music tuition from our work to date.

You can access a full toolkit of free resources to inform your planning of online music education by joining the NYMAZ Remote Learning Network. Membership is free.


Interface: Response Online Resource

Interface: Response is a comprehensive online resource providing advice and support for musicians and music educators to do more of their work online. We have worked alongside lead partner UCan Play and the Musicians Union to create this resource, and curated the 'Teach' section of the website - with advice on every aspect of online music teaching. You can find the resources here:

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Top Tips for Troubleshooting Broadband Speeds for Online Music Lessons

We've gathered together some top tips for checking and improving the broadband speeds you and your pupils and participants can achieve in your homes.

Teaching Music Online - An Introduction!

This document contains the key elements you need to consider when planning and delivering music teaching online. It has been informed by the many partners and professionals who have been involved in the Connect Resound project since 2014.

Hardware solutions for online music lessons - a guide for music teachers and Music Education Hubs

A guide to selecting the right technical solutions for delivering online music lessons and creating digital resources, created by Dr Jonathan Savage, from our Technical Partners on Connect: Resound, UCan Play.

Slides from An Introduction to Online Music Teaching - Your Space Music Lessons

Accompanying slides for the Facebook Live Session - An Introduction to Online Learning, from Your Space Music Lessons. The session can be found on the NYMAZ facebook page:

Safeguarding Guide: synchronous online delivery

The aim of this guide is to help you consider, plan for and manage key aspects of online safety when developing synchronous online instrumental tuition for children and young people.

COVID-19 and Music Hubs

A signposting document to support Music Hubs during COVID-19 on useful hints and tips to develop online work. We know that this is an uncertain time for everyone in education, not least Music Education Hubs. We will be reviewing and uploading more resources in the coming days and weeks to help the music education sector to plan and deliver online content so that you can keep your music education provision going.

Connect: Resound New Contexts Evaluation summary report

Connect: Resound New Contexts Evaluation summary report - exploring online music learning in challenging circumstances A report by Connect: Resound research partner Sound Connections. Connect: Resound New Contexts ran from January 2018 to July 2019 with four projects being delivered in different areas of the country (Croydon, East Sussex, Somerset and Surrey). Each project set out to work with young people facing different challenging circumstances. This report provides insights into the emerging impact and potential of online learning in helping music education organisations to extend their reach and promote access to music opportunities for children and young people.

About Connect: Resound

An Introduction to Connect: Resound and how online technology can help Music Education Hubs and Arts Organisations to widen access to music opportunities.

Literature Review - Teaching Music Online

An overview of current thinking and practice in online music education by Dr Jonathan Savage, UCan Play Director

Connect: Resound Teaching Tips

Some useful tips on how to prepare, set up and deliver an online instrumental lesson, using the Connect: Resound teaching equipment.

Connect: Resound Technical Guide 2018 UPDATED VERSION VR4

A comprehensive introduction to setting up and using the Connect: Resound teaching kit. This technical guide is for any Hubs receiving the kit from 2018, based around the Roland VR4-EX mixer/streamer.

Live Streaming Guide

Connect: Resound helps to connect children and young people to high quality music experiences - online! We have produced this step by step guide for live streaming musical performances using the Connect: Resound equipment for our Music Hub and music education sector partners, in conjunction with Connect: Resound technical advisors at UCan Play.

Technical Support Guide

Details of how to set up and use the technology trialled by Connect: Resound.

Schools Guide

Guidance for preparing for and delivering online instrumental lessons.

Music Education Hubs Guide

Tips for implementing online instrumental tuition.


Using the Connect: Resound VR-1HD kit to teach music online and livestream events

A summary of how to set up and use the Roland VR-1HD and peripheral sound and video equipment to teach music online and livestream music events.

Hardware solutions for online music lessons

Connect: Resound's Technical Partners, UCan Play, have been advising Music Education Hubs and the wider music education sector on how to achieve the best results in your online music lessons using cost effective, easy to use hardware solutions. In this webinar, their MD, Dr Jonathan Savage, talks through how to ensure the best audio and video quality for your lessons

An Introduction to Online Music Teaching - Facebook Live and Q & A

This Facebook Live event featured experienced online music tuition specialists Alex Wibrew (, Abigail Steele and Olwen Macloed (Your Space Music Lessons) sharing their top tips, advice and experience for the benefit of anyone wanting to know how to get started in delivering music lessons online.

Music Education Hubs Online Learning Chat

This session is the first in a new series of Connect: Resound CPD sessions for Hub managers to support you in developing responsive and appropriate solutions to continue to provide a great music education to young people in your area. With insights from Cambridgeshire and Surrey Music Education Hubs about how they have integrated online learning into their local offer, plus expert advice and support from Sound Connections and UCan Play. To view Cambridgeshire Music's Distance Learning policies, as mentioned in the Webinar, please visit:

An Introduction to Online Music Teaching with Grant Golding

Essential viewing for music teachers who are starting to plan and deliver instrumental lessons online, from experienced online music teacher Grant Golding.

Safeguarding for Online Music Tuition with Cliff Manning - Webinar Part 1

In this online webinar Cliff Manning advised Music Hubs about developing appopriate safeguarding policies and procedures for online music tuition, and provided a walk through of the guidance he has developed for Hubs as part of Connect: Resound. NB The video is in two parts, please go to part 2 when this video ends. Cliff Manning has over twenty years of experience developing digital services that enable people to access help, connect with others and learn. He is currently Head of Digital for Parent Zone - the experts in digital family life - and an Associate for Carnegie UK Trust - focusing on digital inclusion for vulnerable young people.

Safeguarding Webinar for Music Education Hubs, online music tuition - Webinar Part 2

Webinar - Introduction to Safeguarding for Music Education Hubs planning and delivering online music lessons - hosted by Cliff Manning for Connect: Resound.

Technical Support Video Guide - 2018 VR4 Version

Updated technical support video guide for Connect: Resound partners, using the bespoke online teaching kit based around the Roland VR4. This is for projects taking part in Connect: Resound from 2018 onwards. To watch in conjunction with the VR4 Technical Guide.