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Coronavirus: Support Available For Music Teachers To Deliver Lessons And Events Online From NYMAZ

20th March 2020

Youth music charity NYMAZ is supporting music teachers to deliver their lessons online, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

NYMAZ is putting together a package of support to help music teachers and Hubs to make the move to online music lessons and events.

Kicking off Friday 20 March at 1pm is a Facebook Live which will provide expert advice to teachers who are now turning to online instrumental tuition. 

The charity has joined forces with MusicTutors and Your Space Music Lessons to offer guidance, covering the technological, pedagogical and practical challenges of teaching online. This is the first in a series of free CPD webinars at www.facebook.com/NYMAZ

NYMAZ Director Sarah McWatt explains: “This is a time of deep uncertainty but we’re taking positive steps to enable teachers to continue to provide instrumental tuition particularly now that schools are starting to close. Online lessons will be a real lifeline, ensuring ongoing employment for teachers and skills development for pupils. Music also has an essential role to play in soothing our spirits too.

“We are here to help and will be listening and responding to the sector’s needs for future resources related to online music tuition and events. We’ll be adding more dates ”

NYMAZ is well placed to support the sector in the switch to online tuition. It has been working with music teachers and Hubs across the country since 2014 to help embed online teaching skills as part of music education provision.

The package of support will also include:

–        Access to a free bank of resourceson the ConnectResound website which will be added to in the days and weeks to come. Currently includes Covid 19 Information for Music Hubs, archived webinars including Safeguarding for Online Tuition, and An Introduction to Teaching Music Online,  Safeguarding Guidance, Online Teaching Tips and a Livestreaming Guide.

–        Launch of new guidance, including low-cost technical solutions for online music lessons and events

–        Free membership to the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network for latest updates  www.nymaz.org.uk/for-professionals/remote

–        Access to  live music performance broadcasts are also available at www.connectresound.live, with accompanying educational resources for key stage 2, 3 and 4 as well as early years.

The dates of the CPD webinars are as follows. More dates to be announced soon.

Friday 20 March, 1pm

Facebook Live: Online music tuition FAQ

https://www.facebook.com/nymaz/

Tips and support to help you move to online music tuition. An informative session led by Emily Penn, Digital Projects Manager for NYMAZ, Alex Wibrew from MusicTutors.co.uk plus Olwen Macleod and Abigail Steele from Your Space Music Lessons. We’ll look at the practicalities of delivering online lessons; pedagogy and teaching tips as well as safeguarding considerations.

Wednesday 8 April, 1 – 2.30pm

An Introduction to Online Music Teaching 

This workshop will help you to get started in planning and delivering music activities online. More details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-onlinemusic-teaching-webinar-tickets-100336822136

Monday 21 September, 2 – 3.30pm

Developing Your Online Teaching Skills for Music Teachers 

Building on our Introduction to Teaching Music Online, this session will help music teachers and leaders to develop their online teaching skills, troubleshoot common issues and explore techniques and adaptations. More details here: https:// www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-your-online-teaching-skills-for-music-teacherstickets-99682238258  

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