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Encourage your children to design their own musical instrument and send us a drawing for a chance to win the Axus AXP25 Touch Sensitive Keyboard from Normans Musical Instruments and 3 FREE online lessons from us here at Your Space Music Lessons. To go to the competition page and enter click here stating the name, email address, child's age and a short description of the instrument. Good luck! The competition closes on Friday, 27th of May at 12pm.

Check out the prize here https://youtu.be/Cx9AMm93X2Q

The terms and conditions of entering this competition can be found here  http://www.normans.co.uk/t-CompetitionTsCs.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK’s original fully online school, NorthStarWorldwide has announced a partnership with vibrant online music school, Your Space Music Lessons, in a move to supplement core learning opportunities for remote pupils.

NorthstarWorldwide is a community of learners and tutors using the HAIKULearning online platform that provides a full curriculum and learning schedule for Key Stage 3 and IGCSEs.  The asynchronous modules are designed to be accessed around a life choice of freedom and education by discovery, effectively returning control for learning to the student and their family.  

In a shared vision of reaching out with high quality education programmes, Your Space Music tutors will begin one-to-one instrumental teaching with NSW pupils from September 2016. 

‘We hope the opportunity to learn an instrument will inspire NorthStarWorldwide pupils and their families’ says Abigail Steele, Director at Your Space Music Lessons, ‘we’re aiming to teach those who would not ordinarily get the chance to learn, to achieve that would be incredibly worthwhile.’

The music school, established from North Uist, a remote Scottish island, selects and guides experienced music teachers in online delivery and links them together with pupils who would like to learn remotely.  During the video call lessons pupils can work towards music qualifications e.g. ABRSM grades, and build the skills they will need to enjoy playing and experiencing the joy of music for a lifetime.

NSW’s Educational Director Steve Richards says 

“All of us at NorthStarWorldwide are excited to be forming a partnership with Your Space Music Lessons. Both organisations are committed to using new technology to provide high quality learning opportunities to students wherever they are in the world.”

For more information about remote online learning with NorthStarWorldwide visit www.northstarworldwide.org  or call Steve Richards on 01246 410122.

For more information about online music lessons visit www.yourspacemusiclessons.com.  For further images and quotations Abigail Steele on 056 0366 4266 or email [email protected]

 

British composer Pam Wedgwood has created a number of highly acclaimed music books to guide instrumentalists young and old to develop their skills.  Her series of 'It's Never Too Late' music books published by Faber for a wide range of instruments has been an important first step for some of our adult learners and it is highly valued part of the beginner programme.  

**Special Easter Offer

To give adult learners an extra incentive to try home instrumental lessons, Your Space Music Lessons are giving a free 'It's Never Too Late' music book with every registration over the Easter weekend 2016

When you register you receive a free 20 minute Skype introduction with a music teacher to try out learning at home over the Internet.  All you need is a pc, laptop or large tablet with good Internet connection to enable lessons to take place.  If you register over the Easter weekend you will also receive a Pam Wedgwood book.

We are currently teaching piano, clarinet, flute, violin, oboe, accordion, saxophone and singing.  If you want to learn one of those instruments at home with a friendly and helpful music teacher - why not give it a go?

To register visit www.yourspacemusiclessons.com/user/register and enter your details.

Please note The music book will be posted after your scheduled introduction.

O+OE Offer while stocks last, offer closes at midnight on the 28th March 2016

 

Taking music lesson online is very easy.  All you need is a laptop, tablet or PC with working webcams and microphones (usually in-built)  connected to the Internet in order to take lessons. You also need to download Skype software that you will use on your computer to receive your teacher's call.   When you take your lesson you simply accept the call and the lesson takes place.  

These are a few simple environment pointers that could improve the quality of your lessons:

Quiet please!  Try to find a suitably quiet place to take your lessons so that you or your teacher can't get distracted.

Lights! Try to make sure the lighting is good enough so that the teacher can see you clearly.

Positions! Position your web cam at eye level with your face AND upper body on view so that the teacher can assess your position and fingering when playing.

No Glare!  Try not to position your computer opposite a window as this can create a glare effect for your teacher.

Attention! Prepare for your lessons and have everything you need to hand before the lesson starts.

Smile.  Relax and enjoy your lessons.

Well done to High Wycombe Music Centre for winning our music competition at the Music Education Expo this year. We sent them a keyboard to use at their brilliant music centre, we hope you really enjoy playing it.

We'll be heading down to London for a fantastic few days meeting and greeting music professionals at the Music Education Expo.  We will be having live links to our teachers off site and showing visitors around our system.  If you are attending the Music Education Expo please drop by the stand at E18, we would be delighted to see you.

 

 

 

Your Space Music Lessons is celebrating 'Learn to Play Day' this year by teaming up with two prominent musical instrument retailers for the weekend event.

Your Space Music Lessons will be offering a free 30 minute lesson to all Normans Musical Instrument customers who register on their website over the weekend.  Check out their website for more details www.normans.co.uk.  

 

Your Space Music Lessons will also be flying the flag for learning an instrument at the Professional Music Technology store in Leeds.  We will be there to show you how we teach, answer your questions and you can even try it for yourself.  So come and say hello!  http://www.pmtonline.co.uk/stores/leeds/

We will be giving away a free 30 minute music lesson to those who register from www.pmtonline.co.uk during the weekend.

Your Space Music Lessons will be flying the flag for music tuition and demonstrating music lessons from it's network of professional teachers in the UK, where children and adults take lessons from their own home using everyday technology to connect and learn.  You can learn from a growing range of instruments including piano, saxophone, violin, flute and accordion with teachers trained to deliver tuition online using Skype.  

Specialist online music school, Your Space Music Lessons, will be exhibiting at the Music Education Expo where music professionals are able to try out online music lessons for themselves.   A small set up within the booth will demonstrate what is required and how effective tuition can be.  The demonstration, which will link up with tutors off site, will effectively illustrate unprecedented accessibility to musical instrument tuition.  Many teachers and pupils ‘forget‘ they are facilitating learning through a screen and naturally develop a positive teacher / pupil rapport.  Accredited and DBS approved music teachers with Your Space Music Lessons are teaching pupils across Europe and are available to the education sector as an additional resource for music tuition.
 
3 different music teachers will be able to demonstrate piano, saxophone, flute and violin lessons online at the event.  Visitors are encouraged to come to stand E18 and experience what it's like to take one-to-one online lessons.  If you will be at the event http://www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk and would like to book a 10 minute demo to guarantee a time slot please email [email protected]com
 
Further trials for musical instrument tuition are available for schools or other organisations where there is a requirement for specialist music tuition, or where there is a lack of music teachers available locally for school children.  Your Space Music Lessons also run courses for school teachers and church music leaders who want to develop their skills in leading music.  Individual registrations for an introductory session are available at www.yourspacemusiclessons.com
Stand E18 – Music Education Expo

 

What a start to 2016!  We are delighted to add saxophone, flute and violin to the list instruments that we teach due to popular demand.  It's a very exciting time as we broaden our appeal and open opportunities for more people to learn.  With these new instruments come fantastic new specialist teachers who are very excited to be part of the teaching network.  We can now introduce Alex Chisholm-Loxley who teaches piano and voice; Emma Gatens who specialises in saxophone, flute and piano;  Jordan Taylor who teaches violin, piano and flute and Craig Bradley who teaches accordion and piano.  Check out all our teacher profiles here https://www.yourspacemusiclessons.com/content/meet-our-teachers.  Welcome to the team!

  

 

Your Space Music Lessons teaching will finish for the Christmas period on the 22nd December and begin again on the 4th January, although this is flexible at your individual teacher's discretion  You may still contact Your Space Music Lessons throughout the Christmas period, although you may need to leave a message.   Email [email protected] for any lesson enquiries and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

We would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

 

 

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