Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Rural music hubs invited to join Connect:Resound

1:10, 6th November 2017

Youth music charity Nymaz is inviting rural music education hubs to register interest in joining its digital music education project, Connect: Resound.

Funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund will enable Connect: Resound to extend into four new regions in 2018.

Heidi Johnson, director of Nymaz, said: ‘Connect: Resound creates an opportunity to free up the time music teachers spend travelling to remote schools. As a result Hubs can offer more lessons or can target schools which currently miss out on instrumental tuition altogether due to their rural location. These Hubs will receive two “teaching kits” which comprise a set of audio-visual equipment configured for online teaching and broadcasting (including A/V mixer/ streamer, camcorders, microphones).’

In addition, the project will begin trialling its method of virtual real-time instrumental tuition in alternative learning contexts. There are two places available for hubs which have already committed to online teaching on this strand of the 2018 programme.

Participating Hubs on both strands of activity will benefit from:

  • Guidance & support on establishing a pilot online teaching project in their area
  • Training on using the equipment and teaching online
  • Technical helpline
  • Access to bespoke CPD opportunities, webinars and training events
  • Free access to the Nymaz Remote Music Learning Network with online resources for all staff members

Music education hubs which are interested should register their interest by 1 December 2017. Click here to express interest in becoming a new Connect:Resound partner, or here to find out more about exploring Connect:Resound in new learning contexts.


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