Online Summer Music Festival 2021
Introducing our Online Summer Music Festival 2021
We are very excited to announce our Free Online Summer Music Festival which will run on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July. Each day will consist of a variety of live sessions which will be run via Zoom and are targeted at children and young adults aged 7 to 18 who enjoy musical activities, play an instrument or love to sing.
Please see our timetable for the full schedule for each day. Please note that there is no limit on the number of sessions you can attend. The more the merrier we say!
Please note, where grades are specified this is a suggested standard for that group. You do not need to have taken the exam.
Below we have given brief explanations of what each session will contain.
Music Technology – This session will offer you the chance to work with an online Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). You will learn how to create music electronically and learn production techniques such as looping, automation, sampling as well as creating music for specific purposes.
E.g. music for adverts, films etc.
You will need a laptop or desktop computer for this session. You will also need to use Chrome as your web browser
Music Tech - Beginners
No need to have any understanding of music tech or music in general, everything is explained from the very start
Music Tech - Intermediate/Advanced
You will require some understanding of DAW’s and how they work.
A basic knowledge of loops and sequencers is required.
Basic understanding of mixing and balancing including panning.
Some knowledge of automation is an advantage but not essential.
Body Percussion Session - Anyone can join
Let’s play some rhythm grooves with body percussion, and common household objects, and put them together in fun way.
Choir - Anyone can join
Come and sing songs from the musicals.
Theory - Beginners to Grade 1
Improve your basic musical theory knowledge in a fun and practical way.
Jazz From Scratch - Grade 1 and above
The Jazz From Scratch course is aimed at young players who have never, or rarely, played jazz music and will serve as an introduction to perhaps unfamiliar music and how to approach playing it along with the basics of improvisation.
Have a Bash - Grade 1 to 3 Standard
A chance to play your instrument and 'have a bash' through some fun music. No preparation needed.
To get involved please return the:
Online Safety Consent form
Digital Media Consent form
to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 21st July.
Easter Festival 2021
This year we ran a 5 day online Easter Festival including Instrumental Ensembles, Music Tech, Musical Games, General Musicianship and Music Theory sessions. We are delighted to share with you our video from this Festival.
Testimonial from our
Online Easter Music Festival
" I wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of the MMA team for putting on the Easter music festival. My son really enjoyed himself and got a lot out of it, the course was really well organised and offered a wide variety of musical education in a fun and accessible way. The flexibility to join the different workshops was great, all the teachers were full of enthusiasm and were incredibly welcoming to newcomers."