Home learning resources from MIA members

The MIA are pleased to see so many MI companies working to educate, entertain, and inspire the nation, helping to keep the public both mentally and physically positive through music. Here are some of the resources, initiatives and offerings from MIA members…

Please do keep us updated with your creative ideas, we’d love to feature them!

Industry Charity Music for All have listed some of these excellent resources on their website – musicforall.org.uk/practical-help/. Please contact alice@mia.org.uk if you’d like your businesses online resource to be included.

Support for primary and special schools from Charanga
Seven new resources – one for each year group – are now available for teachers using Yumu, Charanga’s online learning space for students. The ‘Music At Home’ series comprises lighter versions of selected Scheme Units, while those in their final primary year can access a version of the Topic PLASTIC. These complement all existing, shareable content available in Charanga’s award-winning Musical School and Music Professional programmes. Teachers can upload their own resources, exercises and pieces onto the platform too. Charanga will be running a number of online webinars over the coming weeks to explain more about Yumu and to answer any other questions teachers might have. For more information and to register your place, email training@charanga.com. For general guidance, visit the help section once you’re logged in. For complimentary, 30-day access to the Charanga platform, click here. There’s no obligation to subscribe afterwards.

Hal Leonard Europe
Hal Leonard Europe are launching a range of initiatives to help people continue making music during these unprecedented times, via their online store. They are extending their standard educators discount to 15% with free shipping on all orders. Full details can be found here. Every week Hal Leonard will be providing free outstanding, fun and rewarding music lessons for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 that can be taught at home. These can be found here.

Ocarina Workshop
Watch six videos for first ocarina lessons: playing tips, tunes and lots of play-along fun here.
During the crisis, Ocarina Workshop will give a free ‘Play Your Ocarina – Book 1’ with every Ocarina purchased through our website, one per ocarina (this includes, class packs, ocarina sets and single ocarinas), available here. Free downloadable resources to support BBC Ten Pieces are here and the new ‘Adventurous Music-Making’ publications can be accessed from this page – all six titles are now complete, with pupil books, teacher books and audio CDs.

Warwick Music
Warwick Music Group are offering free video lessons until the end of June to use and share. More info here.

ABRSM has various resources available on their website for teachers, parents and music students. More information on supporting a child learning an instrument is available here. Watch the First Lady of West End musicals, Kerry Ellis speaking to workshop participants about the importance of looking after your voice here. ABRSM Examiner and Violinist Jessica O’Leary gives her Tchaikovsky teaching tips here.

Faber Music 
As schools close across the country and music teachers, parents & students look for ways to help music education continue at home, Faber Music have pulled together some of their most helpful books and resources to help make the transition a bit easier. Take a look.

RSL Awards Resources
Practise with Purpose: Free practice diary – vary your routine to stay positive and motivated. Available here. Online Learning During COVID-19: Rockschool Professional Diplomas – Earn an undergraduate level qualification in just 40 guided learning hours. More info here. To support students and teachers, RSL are offering up to a 25% discount* on purchases of Replay. This online rehearsal tool enables you to play along to the full audio and backing tracks; adjust the tempo, score view and balance of parts and more. *available until 17th April 2020.

Here are some other creative and innovative activities that we’ve featured in MIAnews:







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