Over the next three years Connect: Resound Live will be programming an exciting series of ten free live broadcasts, creating new opportunities for children and young people in the UK to enjoy unique, inspiring and high-profile music performances. Children will have the chance to experience a wide range of music genres and styles, beamed direct from diverse venues, including outdoor events, festivals and concert halls.
Question and answer sessions will enable pupils to find out more about the music and instruments played, as well as the career paths of different musicians and singers. In addition, free educational downloads are available in the Resources section to help teachers plan curriculum-linked classroom activities.
Connect: Resound Live forms part of Connect: Resound, a pioneering project which promotes the way digital technologies can be used to create more music education and enrichment opportunities for children living in rurally isolated areas.
In remote areas, transport costs and times present hurdles to traditional methods of music education provision, so Connect: Resound is seeking out high-quality, cost-effective alternatives.
Its model of remote, real-time instrumental tuition is currently being shared with a number of Music Education Hubs across the UK. The model is being piloted with children facing challenges other than rural isolation, such as mental health issues and looked after children.
The project is led by youth music charity, NYMAZ and delivered in partnership with technical lead UCan Play , Music Education Hubs, music organisations, orchestras and venues, as well as primary, secondary and special schools across England.
CPD training and practice sharing is available to those interested in digital solutions to music learning and participation. For further information, check out the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network – membership is free of charge.
Connect: Resound is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund and Music for All.