By livestreaming events that would normally have been hosted in School, Mr Ebden and pupils have been able to bring the joy of music to an even wider audience – making music even more accessible to all.
From Young Musician of the Year, to recitals and online music tutorials, the music department at Chigwell has taken an innovative approach to ensure that lessons continue remotely and that performances are shared via the power of YouTube.
More than 6k views
With total views currently at 6,100, the Chigwell School music playlist has engaged not only current parents but also alumni (Old Chigwellians) and the wider community - both in the UK and internationally. So much so, that the playlist, hosted on the School's main YouTube channel, has quintupled the audience size for events and there have been highs of 703 views for pupil Mily's Mozart recital.
As both staff and pupils have become more confident with the new set-up, the productions have gone from strength to strength with each recital and pupils have adapted incredibly well to performing in front of cameras instead of a real-life audience.