Free MusicEL access for Cornish schools!
Cornwall Music Education Hub is offering one year of free access to MusicEL for any school having free First Access courses. So if you’d like to have a term of whole-class music in the following instruments, do email the MusicEL manager to find out more.
The MusicEL (Music ELearning) platform has come out of Cornwall Music Service Trust’s experiences throughout the pandemic. Just like everyone else, we learned as we adapted, keeping music activity and support for schools continuing online.
However there’s a positive! The pedagogy of eLearning is different (as we’ve all discovered by necessity), but has many benefits – such as self-directed learning, and the ability for students to learn at their own pace. It has also created new ways to connect with students and for families to be more involved in their child’s learning. We share the resources and skills we developed to help schools take advantage of all these positive aspects for the long term.
What will a MusicEL subscription for schools provide?
Access to courses tailored for schools
Blended learning or online courses in:
- First Access – whole class instrumental learning
- Wellbeing – courses for KS2 and KS3 students designed for use in assemblies or tutor time.
Courses for primary: music curriculum resources.
Courses for secondary: song-writing, and music production to support GCSE composition. And coming soon – BTEC music technology.
Find out more
Explore some examples of what we have to offer below. And to discuss how we can help get in touch with the MusicEL manager.
Blended Learning – combining resources with in-person work.
With online courses available between sessions with a Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST) teacher, you can use our resources in new ways.
For example with “first access” whole-class instrumental learning, the CMST teacher can help with on-the-job training so school teachers are confident to deliver the same courses (or follow on courses) themselves with other classes, to support the music curriculum, or for after-school clubs, even after the CMST teacher has finished.
In person or live video sessions
In person delivery of sessions by a Cornwall Music Service Trust teacher supports the school in upskilling staff with on-the-job CPD. By demonstrating how MusicEL courses can be used as “scaffolding” to support and structure lessons, school teachers can pick up new warmups or ideas for cross-curricular activities.
Where students are isolating or classes have switched to remote learning, CMST teachers can include a “virtual” presence for sessions, alongside or instead of in-person work.
We can arrange training for MATs and schools in person, or using video conferencing, and sharing resources.
Get in touch with your project idea to find out how we can help.
We can help you plan and design your music curriculum.