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NYMAZ is looking for rural Music Hubs to join its digital music education project

Laura  Barnes
NYMAZ is looking for rural Music Hubs to join its digital music education project

Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced that new places are now available for rural Music Education Hubs to join its pioneering 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. In addition, the project will commence trialling its method of virtual real-time instrumental tuition in two alternative learning contexts.

“We are looking forward to working with four new partners to revolutionise the way they provide a proportion of their music lessons,” said Heidi Johnson, director of NYMAZ.

“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).
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“In addition, we are thrilled that this phase of the project will explore the potential of Connect: Resound in other learning environments. We are seeking expressions of interest from Hubs which have already committed to online teaching to trial the technique in different ways in order to further increase access to music lessons.

“For example, they may wish to explore whole class tuition, working with a number of schools at once, or how the technology can help them to connect teachers with children in Pupil Referral Units, Hospital Schools, home education or looked after children. We have two places available on this strand of the 2018 programme. ”

Music Education Hubs wishing to offer the tried-and-tested method of online music tuition in their localities are invited to express their interest by 1st December 2017.

Hubs are also invited to tune in to a Facebook Live Q&A session at https://www.facebook.com/nymaz/ on 13th November 2017 at 1.30pm to find out further details.

For those unable to make this time, the video will be published onto the Facebook page and can be watched later.

For more information visit http://www.nymaz.org.uk/connectresound

Tags: education , Music Hubs , NYMAZ

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