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KPN Dutch Telco to back Gigajam in Amsterdam

Yamaha EZ-AG Learning guitar with Gigajam

Yamaha EZ-AG Learning guitar with Gigajam

News from RTVNH Amsterdam Regional News Group

Regional Dutch TV station RTVNH broadcast a short documentary about students from the Vlinderbloom Primary School (Butterfly Tree) showing them demonstrate how they learn and practice instrumental skills using their Yamaha instruments and Gigajam’s Online Music School. De Vlinderboom is one of the pilot schools that have been working with award winning UK music company Gigajam, using their Online Music School. The project is part of the Amsterdam Fibre Glass Network Project, BOA, which has provided all Amsterdam schools with a 1GB internet connection.

KPN, the Dutch Teleco, built the network for BOA and work with them as an education partner seeking to provide transformational learning. Ron de Mos, Directeur Zakelijke Markt, used the second annual BOA conference to announce that KPN will make a financial contribution so that all schools in Amsterdam can have online music lessons with Gigajam. They will be accesible free at the point of access at school and at home next year.

More details to follow.

You can view the documentary online here. It was broadcast in the Netherlands on the 4th November 2009.

New cheaper Gigajam books

We have recently cut the production costs of our Level 1 books by a considerable amount. We have decided to pass these savings onto our customers. So a Level 1 book now only costs £13.99 instead of £19.99.

The Level 1 books are a great accompaniment to your computer based lesson notes, allowing you to study away from the computer, laying in bed, sitting on the train, wherever you wish.

Visit our online store to buy them now.

Gigajam Announces Free to View Online TV Lessons

All 45 episodes of Gigajam’s educational TV series for Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, and
Drums are now available online in time for Christmas, free, at

Gigajam previously broadest theses TV series’ across Europe on the Sky TV network.
Each episode focuses on one of the lessons from Level 1 of Gigajam’s award winning
Essential Skills Courses. The courses teach the fundamentals of music theory whilst
learning to play an instrument.

The skills learned in Level 1 equate to music grades Debut, 1, 2 and 3.

Gigajam felt that many websites, with both professional and user generated content,
provided only small snippets of learning, such as how to play a specific song. Gigajam’s
TV series, and the Essential Skills Courses they are based on, demonstrate a more
structured and progressive pathway of study. Students do not learn to play one song,
rather they develop the skills required to play many more.