Free training programme and resources announced for musicians impacted by Covid

Not-for-profit consultancy UCan Play has launched new training materials and a mentoring programme for musicians whose work has been negatively affected by Covid-19.

Created in partnership with the Musicians’ Union and North Yorkshire youth music charity NYMAZ, the UCan Play Interface:Response programme is designed to help musicians build their digital skills for online rehearsal, performance and teaching.

The programme was written by musicians with experience in online working and a team of similarly experienced mentors has been assembled to offer free support to all musicians within the UK until the end of the year. These mentors will be running live sessions exploring key areas of musicians’ work online.

Based in the North West of England, UCan Play is a sales and consultancy organisation supporting music education throughout the United Kingdom. It was created by its Managing Director, Jonathan Savage, a music education lecturer, to aid access to musical instruments for schools, colleges and individuals. Over many years it has established special arrangements with a wide range of musical instrument and technology producers from Steinway to Steinberg.

NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which began in North Yorkshire but reaches much further across the country. It is a member of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England.


The scheme runs until 31 December 2020 and is live now at www.interfaceresponse.com. Further information on the mentoring scheme can be found at https://interfaceresponse.com/mentorships.php.

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