Join Live Music Now and Cumbria Music Hub for Musical Mondays, a monthly series of live online concerts streamed directly into the comfort of your school hall or classroom.
Musical Monday concerts are engaging, lively and educational, featuring a variety of world-class professional musicians from all backgrounds and genres.
- Concerts are held as Zoom Webinars*, a very safe way of holding an event online.
- Only the musicians & Live Music Now host are visible on screen.
- Say hello and engage with the musicians using the chat function, and ask them questions during the Q&A.
- To get the most out of the experience, we recommend children at home watch the concert with a parent or carer if possible.
- Following the session, we’ll send you ideas for follow-up activities that can be done in school or at home.
To sign up to the series and receive a Zoom link for concerts complete the online form here.
For more information on working with Live Music Now to develop your schools music offer click here.
Autumn Term Programme 2023
25 September, 2pm – 2.45pm
16 October, 2pm – 2.45pm
20 November, 2pm – 2.45pm
11 December, 2pm-2:45pm
Spring Term Programme 2024
22 January, 2pm – 2.45pm
26 February, 2pm – 2.45pm
18 March, 2pm – 2.45pm
Summer Term Programme 2024
22 April, 2pm – 2.45pm
3 June, 2pm – 2.45pm
17 June, 2pm – 2.45pm
8 July, 2pm-2:45pm
Musical Mondays is a series of live online concerts delivered via Zoom Webinar. In the North West, we currently deliver this series for schools in Manchester (in partnership with One Education), Merseyside (in partnership with Resonate Music Hub and the Merseyside Hub Alliance) and in Cumbria (in partnership with Cumbria Music Hub) as well as in other regions in our SW, NE and Wales branches. The series allows us to bring incredible musicians directly into classrooms, reaching hundreds of pupils every session. During the Covid-19 restrictions, they enabled schools to come together in the virtual world for a shared live experience.
Our concerts reach on average a staggering 2,000+ children.
The benefits of the series are:
- Enabling our musicians to reach a wider audience, providing a quality live music performance to children across the UK.
- Increasing music access for pupils in school and at home.
- Showcasing a variety of musical genres and providing content which could be tied into the model curriculum.
Feedback from Schools
Feedback from Schools has been extremely positive, with increasing numbers tuning in for each concert:
- “It was good for the children to hear music from an instrument they hadn’t experienced before. They enjoyed the different styles of music. They also enjoyed the rain storm as that is what we have been doing in our music lessons this half term.”
- “[The pupils] shared an understanding of how music can help people with neurodivergence.”
- “Children were able to express themselves, it relaxed them, they were focused and enjoyed taking part.”
- “Thank you for the online Musical Mondays sessions, I used it as part of our online ‘homework’ provision. If children couldn’t watch it live I sent a link of the artists on YouTube and asked the children to critique a piece. Thank you for providing this opportunity for young people to access such quality, it’s totally appreciated.”
- “Pupils sat together enjoying the shared experience and displaying excellent audience skills (listening, applauding at the end of a piece of music, clapping along when prompted) They particularly enjoyed being able to send questions (via “chat”) which were responded to by the artists within the concert.”
- “Just a big thank you, being able to access the music concerts has given us something to look forward to and something varied, especially while we are not able to get out and about or have any visitors in.”
- “Pupils were spontaneously dancing, focusing intently on the screen and listening with interest. Some pupils played instruments. It enabled us to come together as a shared experience even though the school was in separate bubbles at the time. We had pupils learning from home and in school and all were engaged. Lovely to see siblings joining in too.”
- “Absolutely love these sessions- such a treat for the class, and they really look forward to them.”
*Some Notes on Zoom
The concert will be held as a “Zoom Webinar”. This is a very safe way of holding an event online. Only people with the link can see the concert. You will be able to see the musicians but they won’t be able to see you, and you won’t be able to see other people who are watching the concert. But you will be able to say hello to the musicians, using the chat function, and ask them questions using the Q&A. To get the most out of the experience, we would recommend that children at home watch the concert with a parent or carer if possible. Following the session, we will send schools some ideas for follow-up activities: these can be shared with parents as well as used in school.