We offer training and support to organisations and individuals who are involved, or interested in, exploring digital solutions to music learning and participation.
In addition, we co-ordinate a UK-wide network of organisations across the public, commercial and non-profit sectors, enabling practitioners to share learning and explore new solutions to delivering music education online. By joining – free of charge - the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network, you will receive invites to CPD training and regular bulletins featuring sector news.
We have a range of CPD, webinars and events coming up see below for more details:
An opportunity for Music teachers, academics, Hub managers and music education firms to come together to share innovative practice, case studies & perspectives
We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Connect: Resound Remote Music Learning Festival 2021 for music education professionals from 17 to 21 May 2021. The Festival will offer an opportunity to celebrate success, explore challenges, take stock and identify new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
The festival will take place over the week of 17-21 May 2021
This year has seen a huge surge in interest and confidence in online music learning, prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as accelerated innovation both in music education practice and in digital technology. Connect: Resound has been exploring the use of digital technology to increase access to instrumental lessons and live music experiences for over 6 years, working with schools, Music Education Hubs, arts organisations and professionals across the UK. And during the first phase of the pandemic we provided free CPD training to over 3000 individuals in the sector who were making the switch to online.
As we reach this pivotal moment in virtual music learning, we are excited to bring you the Connect: Resound Remote Music Learning Festival 2021. It will offer an opportunity to celebrate success, explore challenges, take stock and identify new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
The festival will be programmed across four themed strands:
• Teaching Music Online - the pedagogy, practice, challenges and opportunities. How does teaching online change the way we teach and learn music? Who does it help? What barriers does it help overcome? How can we make it inclusive? How can we teach well online? What needs to be live in online teaching, and where can online resources do the job just as well?
• Making Music Online - how can we create music online together? What are the challenges, technologies, approaches that have worked for you? What technical skills do you need and how do you engage young people safely and inclusively?
• Creating and Curating Online Music Experiences - exploring innovative ways of presenting educational music experiences. How can online music be exciting, engaging, inspirational? What do we know about how to reach and engage audiences? How do different age groups respond and engage with online content?
• The Future of Online Music Education - what would a hybrid on/offline Music Hub offer look like? How might our business models need to adapt? What access barriers will an online offer help us overcome? What technology is on the horizon that can help us?
The festival has been created by the sector itself, with an open call for submissions generating an exciting and diverse programme of interactive workshops, webinars and creative opportunities. We can’t wait to share it all with you!
The festival website is here: https://connectresoundfestival.com/
We will soon be unveiling the full programme and offering you the chance to sign up to sessions - sign up for updates via the festival website to make sure you hear the news first!