How Parents Can Continue Their Child’s Musical Education In Lockdown

COVID-19 has taken the whole world by storm with the majority of countries around the world in national lockdown to prevent the spread of the disease. With this being the case, one of the things most parents of musical children are struggling with is finding engaging ways to continue their child’s musical learning despite most not being musically inclined or a trained teacher. To that end, here are some ways in which you as a parent can help to ensure that your child progresses musically despite a lack of knowledge and musical training.

1. YouTube and BandLab

You can also access sites like BandLab which is a free online DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) if your child/children want to create their first hit! BandLab can also be downloaded as an app on the Apple or Android App store, although there are some limited features to this compared to the online version. Finally, BandLab is a great collaborative tool being used in schools at the moment so if your children are missing their friends this could be a good way for them to interact and connect despite lockdown.

More info on BandLab here: https://www.bandlab.com/

2. Virtual choirs/bands/orchestras

A few music teacher friends of mine have levied the traction of TikTok to recruit musicians from all over the world to create a virtual performance, if your kids are TikTok mad then get them searching for opportunities on there!

3. Music With Henry

More info on Music With Henry here:https://stavehouse.co.uk/music-with-henry/

4. Stave House

More info on Stave House here: https://stavehouse.co.uk/about/

5. Classical 100

More info here: https://www.classicfm.com/classical-100/abrsm-music-education-resource-free-lockdown/

I hope this brief list helps give you some ideas as to what you can do as a parent or guardian to provide your child with some musical enrichment despite the current restrictions.

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Gary Cunningham

Musician | Music Educator | Brand Founder | Music Education Advocate