15 Jan 2018


New Music Education Hub Partners join Connect: Resound

NYMAZ announces five Music Education Hubs joining digital music education project Connect: Resound - Croydon, East Sussex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Surrey

Focus on children facing challenges, including rural isolation, mental health issues and looked after children

NYMAZ today announces the first five Music Education Hubs selected to take part in the latest phase of its pioneering digital music project Connect: Resound which uses new technology to provide remote, real-time instrumental tuition and access to music performances. In 2018/19, Connect: Resound will continue to address the challenges of rural isolation whilst also exploring the potential of the model to help reach young people facing additional difficulties in accessing music-making:

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.

In addition to working closely with the new partners to integrate the tried and tested online delivery method into their teaching practice, NYMAZ, alongside technical partner UCan Play, will be engaging Music Education Hubs, schools and music teachers across the country in Connect: Resound via:

Live Broadcasts:  a series of screenings of music performances beamed direct to classrooms and school halls, these events will be designed especially for schoolchildren and be accompanied by free teaching materials.

Free membership of NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network: keep abreast of latest sector news, share best practice with peers and access CPD events, see www.nymaz.org.uk/for-professionals/remote

New opportunities to become delivery partners: a fresh round of applications for Connect: Resound will be opened later in the year.

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