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Connect Resound

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The Challenge

Our challenge: Connect: Resound is a digital music education project, which uses new technology to deliver music education and enrichment activities to children living in rurally isolated areas. It is a collaboration between Hull University, NYMAZ and UCan Play. Set up to respond to a recommendation made in Darren Henley’s 2011 Review of Music Education in England that future research should ‘…examine how technology could enable better teaching of music (particularly in rural areas)’, the Connect: Resound project demonstrates how Music Education Hubs can overcome the transport costs and logistical challenges

The Approach

Our approach: following a successful pilot project in North Yorkshire, Connect: Resound expanded to work with music organisations across the country to deliver and develop this unique approach to online music education. The approach repurposes existing hardware and software to provide individual and group music instrumental lessons via an online software platform. The main aims of the team were to establish the technological setup as well as investigating the pedagogical approach.

The Impact

Our impact: the project has engaged with music education professionals across the country through training and discussion events exploring the role that online technology can play in helping children and young people to engage with music, and has reached 1000s of viewers through our programme of live music broadcasts, delivered online to schools across the country.

Start and expected completion date

2014 - 2017

 

Funding

The project is funded £172,000 by Nesta Digital Research and Design/Arts Council/AHRC.

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