ReelMusic is the first digital resource of its kind, created specifically for music teachers and professionals. The website is home to 300 short videos, all filmed within Birmingham classrooms, that show different techniques and tools for music teaching. The videos encompass diverse topics including classroom management and ending a lesson to the teaching of warm-up breathing exercises and how to improve pupils’ confidence.
 
The website was developed by technology company ReelLearning, working in collaboration with Services For Education and film company Vyka. 

ReelMusic is not a simple resource bank.

It is a tool designed for the Music Education profession. Unlike DVD or off-site course-based training, ReelMusic’s bite sized video clips and interactive online tools encourage personalisation, conversation and debate amongst your staff.

With ReelMusic you can:

  • Support schools' music education planning.
  • Access a bank of over 300 'bite-size' online clips.
  • Watch clips and save favourites to revisit and play later.
  • Create personalised playlists tailored to individual needs.
  • Make notes against clips within your playlists, share with colleagues and encourage discussion.
  • Track use of videos and print reports to support performance management records and CPD.

Rebecca Bartlett, Director of ReelLearning, explained how the ReelMusic.co.uk came about: 
 
“ReelMusic.co.uk is designed to encourage conversation and debate amongst music teachers. It can be a very isolating job – many music teachers are the only music specialists in their schools – and so having a platform to look at new ideas can be invaluable. We know that teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to attend training courses, and this website is a time-effective way to manage their CPD. The short videos help teachers to get into other people’s classrooms and spark new ideas.”

Paul Davies, Director of Vyka, added “The videos on ReelMusic.co.uk were all filmed in Birmingham schools. The three partners worked closely to ensure that we captured quality footage of best practice teaching that would work well on this platform.”