Free Music Technology lessons now available!
CMST is pleased to announce that free whole-class music technology lessons are now available for schools in Cornwall. Many schools have sets of iPads, which can be transformed into class bands, or become a school iPad Orchestra.
A term of free lessons (using iPads or PC music software) is a great way to spark the musical interest of youngsters, through performing live, recording compositions, and song-writing. For some, this can spark an interest in going on to learn an instrument. Others can continue with music technology lessons if they wish, just as they can with instrumental lessons. And for young people with special educational needs or disabilities, music technology gives ways to create an instrument suited to their individual needs and tastes.
CMST recently hosted Cornwall's "First Access" training, with lots of sharing of expertise (and plenty of musical games) to make whole-class instrumental learning a fun and fulfilling experience. And for the first time, the sounds of synths (and occasional dubstep) joined the throng!
First Access is the government-funded scheme giving every child the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in school. This is available free to all schools from Year 3 to Year 9, with funding from Cornwall Music Education Hub. CMST provides teachers across the county in all the instrument families (percussion, brass, strings, woodwind, keyboards, and music technology).
If your school is interested, do ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.