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Yousician for Schools project

Posted on August 25, 2015

Yousician for Schools was an educational pilot program that showcased the use of a gamified self-learning platform in general school music lessons. The goal of the program was to enable every child in a classroom to learn the basics of guitar within a 4 week workshop period – in a fun, innovative and revolutionary manner.

Yousician for Schools armed all the participants with guitars and tablet computers needed for daily practicing. The participants had access to the educational guitar application Yousician for the duration of the program. A special music coach was visiting the groups to introduce creative ways to train and play with the application, and boost the learning with weekly goals and challenges.

To share some of the great and inspirational moments the teachers were able to create with their students in the class, we made a mini-documentary. We learned a lot during this project, and it was really exciting to see the kids rocking! We hope you enjoy the docu, and we are looking forward to other schools and classes boosting their musical skills with Yousician.

“Our explicit mission at Yousician is to make musicality as commonplace as literacy is today. And the schools around the world are the places where people learn to read and write. Not everyone leaves a school being an author, but everyone should be able to read and write. And we wanted to find out if we can say something similar about music education, every kid that finishes school is able to play a musical instrument. Not being an accomplished musician, but still know the basics of playing an instrument, so if they choose to, they can continue and actually become musicians or have at least a great hobby in their lives.”

Yousician is free to use for iOSAndroidMacPC and Linux. If you’re a music teacher, you can signup for Yousician for Teachers (No longer supported). View your students’ progress. Motivate them with fun homework. Boost their practice between lessons. See them get better faster. Your students and their parents will thank you for it.