Music Education Resources

UK Music is putting 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. 

  • 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. Find out more info here
  • The Musicians' Union are supporting the idea of music teachers providing online lessions. Find a music teacher here.
  • Fender Play are currently offering three months of free guitar lessons. Find out more here
  • 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. Find out more here (£)
  • Sing with Mat Wright is a daily group singing sessions stream. Find out more here.
  • Vocaberry is an app that acts as a vocal coach for voice training, and improvement in singing and sense of rhythm while doing so. Find out more here.
  • Piano academy is an an app that allows people of all ages to begin learning the piano with ease. Find out more here.
  • 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. Find out more here.
  • RSL have some useful tips and resources for practising. Find out more here.
  • The Great British Home Chorus aims to give everyone the opportunity to contribute their voices and instruments to an ambitious digital music project. Find out more here
  • There is a list of further useful music learning websites here.
  • Learn at home with Casio. Find out more here and join in using #athomewithcasio.
  • Start Beatboxing with SK Shlomo the Beatboxer. Find out more here.  
  • No access to instruments? Get creative with glasses of water. Find out more here.
  • Inspire Works have online drumming courses for children. Find out more here. As well as live Zoom workshops. Find out more here. More video resources can be found here.
  • The Musicians' Union have a range of advice about teachin music online. Find out more here, here and here
  • Inspire Works has an online Facilitator Mentoring Programmer. Find out more here

  • Jam With Jamie are hosting virtual music classes. Please note timings are Pacific Time. Find out more here
  • Union City Play are running daily music, movement, yoga classes, and more for pre-K/young kids. Find out more here.
  • Music Room are providing free music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home. Find out more here.
  • Music Room also have a range of resources for very young children, plus instruments and resources for adults to learn with their children. Find out more here. (£)
  • BBC Bitesize has a new project called Bring The Noise, with of resources, guides and videos. Find out more here.
  • Online Music Activities for Families is a Facebook Group from NYMAZ with lots of fun activities, as well as live broadcasts. Find out more here

  • Hal Leonard has dozens of materials for homeschooling families, whether you're learning basic music theory or how to play the recorder or guitar. More info here (£). 
  • 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. Find out more here
  • Charanga has contemporary digital resources for music teachers and schools. More info here. (£ - 30 day free trail)
  • The National Theatre has some great resource vides about their performances, including live streams. Find out more here.
  • The Met Opera are hosting live streams on their website. Find out more here.
  • NPR have a list of virtual concerts, from jazz, to rock, opera to hip hop. Find out more here.
  • Transformance Music are offering their Teaching Music with Garageband for iPad‘ resource for free/donation. Find out more here.
  • UK Music's Music Inc is a free app on managing music bands. More infor on the app can be found here
  • Music Theory Helper is an app that helps individuals to improve their music theory knowledge. Find out more here.
  • Cracking Ideas has some music lessons plans available around the topic of Intellectual Property. Find out more here.
  • 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. Find out more here.
  • The Roudhouse have created music resources for 11-17-year-olds. Find out more here.
  • Hackney Music Hub has resources for Primary and Secondary. Find out more here
  • The Roundhouse have put together a host of resources to create your own home studio - available to their Roundhouse Studio members aged 11-25.Find out more here.

    

  • University of Kent has uploaded two music lectures to be viewed online. Technology in Performance: Hugh Davies' Live Electronic Music from Dr Sean Williams can be found here and Experiencing music: inside the minds of teens and tweens from Dr Ruth Herbert can be found here
  • 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. Click here for more info. 
  • Discover Creative Careers has creative careers resources here.
  • 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 can be seen here.
  • MAP member academic Mark Thorley from Coventry University’s has written a paper on the rise of the remote mix engineer. Read here
  • The Roundhouse are creating podcasts, roudtables and more content on a variety of topics from songwriting to wellbeing. Find out more here.
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