Learning an instrument as part of the National Curriculum for Music

All pupils to learn an instrument?

The new National Curriculum for Music states:

“Ensure that all pupils…have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have to progress to the next level of musical excellence.”

Is instrumental tuition really possible with a class of thirty pupils?

There are genuine challenges to overcome: noise, space, equipment, and specialist knowledge for example.


Gigajam can use affordable, portable MIDI instruments to teach guitar, bass, keyboard, & drums.


Electric instruments mean that students can use headphones to create a near silent yet active learning environment.


Our software focuses pupils on individual tasks whilst you facilitate by responding to problems and questions.

Problem Solved

By overcoming these problems Gigajam allows pupils to learn one to one, in a class group, with a music teacher as facilitator. It encourages students to come together to play and perform, as well as equipping them with recording and composing skills.

Our new partnership with the University of West London means your KS2, 3 and 4 pupils can attain music grades and NQF credits awarded by London College of Music Examinations.

This encourages more of your students to choose music at Key Stage 4.

6 steps to learning with Gigajam


All children should get a chance to play an instrument and we’ve made Gigajam affordable at just £1 per pupil per annum.

Give us a call and let’s discuss how we can help you and your pupils.

Call Brian any time on 01494 534 880 or drop us an email .

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