London Schools get Gigajam Upgrade

Schools across London have become the first in England to receive a Gigajam upgrade
via their local broadband network. London Grid for Learning hosts the first five lessons
of Gigajam’s Essential Skills Courses for guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, which
are freely available to schools.

The new-look lessons have been adapted in response to feedback from schools and were
developed to meet with the technical standards of Learning Platforms and anytime,
anywhere learning.

The five significant changes are:
• lessons now load much quicker, as they are presented through a web browser instead
of PDF files

• the ‘how to’ videos of professional musicians are embedded in the web pages, which
speeds up streaming
• all lessons are narrated, so that students can listen and read the instructions
• there are four lesson approaches to suit different learning styles;

o fully narrated lessons
o video and exercises only
o printable PDF book format

o TV shows

If your school is within the London Grid for Learning you are invited to use the new
lessons at (

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