Online learning project helps young musicians get ‘Connected’ in challenging times

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Cambridgeshire Music has been piloting a new scheme using online technology to bring music lessons directly into young people’s homes. The project – called ‘Connect’ – is helping school-age pupils who would otherwise struggle to access music lessons to learn one-to-one with experienced tutors via a desktop, laptop or tablet computer.
   
 Students like 11-year-old Rosie (pictured) are given a link to a custom-built online platform, where once a week they have a live video lesson with a member of Cambridgeshire Music’s teaching team. And young learners can also access written, audio and video resources that help them to improve their technique in between lessons.
   
 The system is based on the principle known as ‘blended learning’: the idea that combining digital and online resources with more traditional, face-to-face teaching methods can often enhance young people’s education. And it could be a good solution to keep young musicians learning at this time of limited social interaction.
   
The pilot scheme is running until the end of this term. Pupils can register their interest in signing up for Connect lessons after Easter. Visit the Tuition pages of Cambridgeshire Music’s website for more details here.
   
·       Read Rosie’s story in the Ely Standard here.

·       Listen to Cambridgeshire Music’s Julia Ient being interviewed about Connect on Cambridge 105 Radio here.

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