YolanDa Brown offers music resources for free in response to lockdown10:09, 11th January 2021
YolanDa Brown has announced that her bespoke online learning materials will be made available to all children for free this week and her album will be released on 13 January, earlier than planned.
At the end of last year, Brown launched her campaign to promote music education in primary schools, initially offering the resources to 500, then 1,000 primary schools that signed up. Following the start of another national lockdown, the online music lesson plans, learning materials and videos for teachers, parents and pupils are being made freely available to all.
Brown said, ‘The announcement of another lockdown has created a lot of anxiety and panic from children and their parents/guardians. We must stay positive! I have decided to release my YolanDa’s Band Jam album earlier than planned, as well as make my schools’ resources available to everyone, to give joy, escapism and support to many children and their parents around the country. We will overcome this pandemic together.’
The online materials use videos and music from Brown’s upcoming album, YolanDa’s Band Jam, which is based on her CBeebies show of the same name. A live concert for the children who have signed up to the lesson guides will be streamed online in February.
The resources, which have been created with Sony Music UK’s Magic Star, SUPER and Twinkl, will be available to download for free here.
Watch the music video for YolanDa’s new single, Something ‘Bout That Noise:
Watch Let Me See You here.
The full album, YolanDa’s Band Jam, is out on 13 January.