Learning music has gone online during the coronavirus pandemic.
The New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) launched its first ever online learning hub this mornth, giving students access to a range of lessons, activities and practical exercises until face to face classes resume.
NECOM students have had individual lessons since late March but the learning hub now makes music available to all students.
"The best thing about NECOM's learning hub is that they have more options to keep learning at their own pace throughout the week and more remote families and schools can be involved," the conservatorium's CEO Susanne James said.
"I think this will change the shape of music education long into the future.
"This is a difficult time for all arts and music education organisations and we are looking forward to sharing our positive stories and experiences with our community," she said.
Teachers from NECOM have spent many hours preparing online lessons, fun music activities and practical exercises for students that will replace their groups choirs, ensembles, school and early childhood classes until facetoface classes resume.
The online learning hub will give each student the opportunity to actively participate in a variety of lesson activities, pause it if needed, rewatch it, rewind it, or start it over the next day, giving much-needed flexibility during this time.
They get to choose when to watch and that's helpful when the family internet, mobiles and laptops are in constant use.
Content for the learning hub will be uploaded on a weekly basis and an email will be sent to parents/students alerting them to the new videos each week.
This new learning experience provides online music tutorials, tips such as how to tune your instrument, vocal warmups, interactive games and even fun musical craft sessions.
- If you are interested in enrolling your child to NECOM please contact on 6788 2135 or visit the website necom.org.au for more information.