Most musicians have a portfolio career, with rehearsing, performing and teaching activities forming key parts of their working lives. The Internet offers opportunities for you to relocate your work in each activity and monetise this appropriately. Interface:Response is here to help you develop your digital skills and provide you with ongoing support to assist you as required.
Within these units we will be exploring how to rehearse online, starting with the equipment you’ll need and how to set this up, before moving onto some specific environments and case studies that illustrate how other musicians are working in this area. Rehearsing online with others is possible, although it will feel a little different to rehearsing face-to-face. »
Performing online builds on the platform that you will have created to rehearse online. In these units we’ll cover the issues of equipment, what to choose and how to set it up, as well as give examples of different ways in which musicians are working together with live-streaming technology. These include collaborative performances (working in real time with each other) as well as prepared, pre-recorded performance videos. We will also consider how you can monetise these performance activities. »
Teaching music online takes many different forms. Within these units we will explore the technologies needed to teach music online, how to set them up and manage them appropriately. We’ll look at how different instruments require different approaches, as well as looking at some of the core or generic skills needed to teach online effectively. »
This pathway is about you and your presence online. It opens with a range of more reflective units about how we can communicate online effectively, before looking at practical tips and techniques for creating and curating content online. You may feel a little uncomfortable 'marketing' yourself in this way, but we feel that it is particularly important at this time when face-to-face contact is more limited. »
Within the Interface:Response programme we have mentors available to help you with any aspects of your creating or curating activities online. Mentoring support is free of charge within the UK. Further information about our mentors can be found in the Interface:Response forum, or contact us for further details.
About UCan Play
UCan Play is a musical instrument and technology sales and consultancy company specialising in the education sector. UCan Play works in partnership with other organisations to help promote music education in a range of settings.