UK Music has put together a list of music education resources that we hope you find helpful, whether you are homeschooling children, trying to teach a class, or working on a school or university project.
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Music Instrument Teaching & Learning
- Skoove is an app for learning to play the piano. Usually most of its lessons require a subscription, but in response to the COVID-19 crisis, they have made some of their premium content available for free.
- The Musicians’ Union are supporting the idea of music teachers providing online lessions.
- Fender Play are currently offering three months of free guitar lessons.
- Teach@Home focuses on products and resources for music teachers to set up remote working including microphones, headphones and teaching methods with free shipping on all orders. (£)
- Sing with Mat Wright is a daily group singing sessions stream.
- Piano academy is an an app that allows people of all ages to begin learning the piano with ease.
- Yousician is an app that allows beginners and professionals alike to learn new songs and become accustomed to playing the guitar, bass, ukulele and more.
- RSL have some useful tips and resources for practising.
- The Great British Home Chorus aims to give everyone the opportunity to contribute their voices and instruments to an ambitious digital music project.
- Make use of has a list of further useful music learning websites
- Learn at home with Casio and join in using #athomewithcasio.
- Start Beatboxing with SK Shlomo the Beatboxer. Go to the SK Shlomo Youtube Channel.
- No access to instruments? Get creative with glasses of water.
- Inspire Works have online drumming courses for children. As well as live Zoom workshops. More video resources can be found on the Inspire Works Youtube Channel.
- The Musicians’ Union have a range of advice about teaching music online.
- Inspire Works has an online Facilitator Mentoring Programmer.
Music Activities for Young Children
- Jam With Jamie are hosting virtual music classes. Please note timings are Pacific Time.
- Union City Play are running daily music, movement, yoga classes, and more for pre-K/young kids.
- Music Room are providing free music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home.
- Music Room also have a range of resources for very young children, plus instruments and resources for adults to learn with their children. (£)
- BBC Bitesize has a new project called Bring The Noise, with of resources, guides and videos.
- Online Music Activities for Families is a Facebook Group from NYMAZ with lots of fun activities, as well as live broadcasts.
Music Resources for Secondary Level
- Hal Leonard has dozens of materials for homeschooling families, whether you’re learning basic music theory or how to play the recorder or guitar. (£).
- The MPA are running a ‘My Music in the Movies’ competition for budding songwriters of secondary school age (between the ages of 11-18), who will have the opportunity to receive direct feedback from a pane.
- Charanga has contemporary digital resources for music teachers and schools. (£ – 30 day free trail)
- The National Theatre has some great resource vides about their performances, including live streams.
- The Met Opera are hosting live streams on their website.
- NPR have a list of virtual concerts, from jazz, to rock, opera to hip hop.
- Transformance Music are offering their Teaching Music with Garageband for iPad‘ resource for free/donation.
- UK Music’s Music Inc is a free app on managing music bands.
- Music Theory Helper is an app that helps individuals to improve their music theory knowledge.
- Cracking Ideas has some music lessons plans available around the topic of Intellectual Property.
- NYMAZ have a great range of resources on their website, including how to support your child’s learning, learning to play an instrument, creating music online and music qualifications.
- The Roudhouse have created music resources for 11-17-year-olds.
- Hackney Music Hub has resources for Primary and Secondary.
- The Roundhouse have put together a host of resources to create your own home studio – available to their Roundhouse Studio members aged 11-25.
Music resources for University Level
- University of Kent has uploaded two music lectures to be viewed online. Technology in Performance: Hugh Davies’ Live Electronic Music from Dr Sean Williams and Experiencing music: inside the minds of teens and tweens from Dr Ruth Herbert.
- The Songwriting Studies Research Network is a two-year AHRC-funded project which unites scholars, industry workers and practitioners in a forum for the exchange of ideas about songwriting. It is led by Dr Simon Barber of Birmingham City University and Dr Mike Jones of University of Liverpool, UK.
- Discover Creative Careers has creative careers resources.
- A chat between Colin Steven (Velocity Press) and Martin James (author and Professor at UK Music MAP member Southampton Solent University) about the book State of Bass: The Origins of Jungle/ Drum & Bass.
- MAP member academic Mark Thorley from Coventry University’s has written a paper on the rise of the remote mix engineer.
- The Roundhouse are creating podcasts, roudtables and more content on a variety of topics from songwriting to wellbeing.