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Welcome to In-Tune

Keeping you in-tune with both local and national music education developments and also up-to-date with the opportunities available from your local music hub.

We are open for business...!

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Dear friends and colleagues,

We are online! Need music tuition? Musical resources? Support for your child’s music-making? All our provision is now online and ready to be streamed directly into your home!

As your local music service, we remain open for business, and able to provide a range of online services to support you, your school, and your community. While we will not be returning to deliver normal face-to-face lessons for the rest of this academic year, we have swiftly moved our instrumental learning provision online so any young person wishing to continue their instrumental lessons, and anyone wishing to start on their musical journey can sign up for tuition!

When joining us online, you will have free access to our workshops and wider resources we have to offer. More information about our online provision can be found here.

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Free Online Resources

Essex Music Services is here to support schools through the current challenging circumstances we find ourselves in. We have a range of online cloud-based learning that can support the delivery of remote education, please read on for further details

Charanga - primary age music resource


Already used by over 300 schools, Charanga has Yumu built into the platform.  If you haven’t done so already, click on the Yumu icon at the top of the screen once you’ve logged in. You can then follow the instructions to set Assignments for your students containing your own favourite resources, exercises and pieces, or Charanga’s.

If you need support around accessing Charanga or responding to any of the functionality within it, please send an email to us by clicking  here

O-Generator - primary age music resource


Allows all young people to have access to composing tools, and this software package contains video guidance for students to follow and create their own work. Students work can then be saved to online and accessed remotely by teachers and commented on.

If you need support around accessing O-Generator please send an email to us by clicking here

VIP Studio Sessions - secondary age music resource


VIP Studio Sessions turns any computer into a studio and contains a wealth of video tutorials and guidance for both students and teachers on how to make beats, write and record lyrics and teaches students to mix and produce a finished piece of music.

This software covers a wealth of music styles such as Hip Hop, House, Grime, Dubstep and there are guidance videos to aid beginners to quickly grow in proficiency.

If you need support around accessing VIP Studios please send an email to us by clicking here

Focus on Sound - secondary age music resource


A multi-media lesson system for KS3, GCSE and A level music enabling teachers to set tasks and activities and then have these completed remotely by the student, and this software will provide all the feedback as to how well they completed the set task.

Focus On Sound contains  on-line lessons including listening activities, videos, composing of all styles.

An ideal piece of software for current and potential GCSE and A level students, covering set works for different boards with comprehensive analysis and listening project

If you need support around accessing Focus on Sound please send an email to us by clicking  here

Keep up-to-date with our Online Resources

We are continuing to research other provision that may support schools at this time and so will update this page as we are offering additional support that we can offer to Essex schools, so please come back and review our Online Resource page from time to time.

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