NYMAZ Connect Resound

Youth music charity invites music hubs in England to join flagship digital tuition project

NYMAZ, the youth music charity based in the North of England, is inviting expressions of interest from music hubs in England wishing to explore how digital technology can improve access to music education and enrichment opportunities for children and young people, through NYMAZ’s Connect: Resound project.

Up to six hubs will have access to technology kit, training, bursaries and additional support to embed online music learning. Funding is being provided by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund (More and Better) and Youth Music.

NYMAZ’s ground-breaking Connect: Resound initiative has partnered with hubs across the country since 2014, helping co-produce and integrate online video lessons and other online music education activities into their programmes of work. There is now an opportunity for up to six hubs to join the project,

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Sarah McWatt, Director of NYMAZ, said:

‘We’re looking for two types of partner – those new to virtual tuition and committed to exploring its potential, as well as experienced Hubs who wish to develop their online work further, focusing particularly on young people in challenging circumstances or on specific technological/ pedagogical challenges.

‘We have put together a fantastic package of support, including an extensive period for planning and training prior to starting delivery in the 2020/21 school year. Hubs new to online learning will receive a comprehensive technology kit worth almost £7000, whilst experienced hubs will receive cash bursaries of £3000.’

Find out more and apply

Project manager Emily Penn will be running through the opportunities and taking questions on a Facebook Live on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 11am GMT (www.Facebook.com/NYMAZ). Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/854086555031283/.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted online by 6pm on Friday 28 February, see www.nymaz.org.uk/music-hub-partners for details.

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