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Modernising the way music groups are run: MM Platform case study

'MM Platform has had a huge, positive impact on our choir. Developed with music groups in mind, Platform already had almost everything we wanted, and we were able to tailor it entirely to our needs.'

How Basingstoke Ladies' Choir transformed their communication and strengthened their community — Hazel Green shares their experience. 

Covid-19: Can my group get back to in-person activities?

Guidelines covering how music groups can get back to rehearsing and performing are being published in the different nations of the UK: 

Resources for your music group during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up huge challenges for choirs, bands, orchestras and all other kinds of music groups, whether that’s staying connected with members, learning how to rehearse online, recording performances, assessing the risks of meeting in person and making sure everyone is safe, all while working out how to protect your finances. So we have created a range of resources to help your group to pick up again and thrive in these uncertain times.

Take it away - Guide to buying adaptive musical instruments

Take it away work with music retailers to provide interest-free finance for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, helping to ensure that more people can access instruments and learn to play.

COVID-19: staying connected

We know how important music groups are to the people in them. It goes beyond the music, and is as much about social connections, wellbeing and shared creativity - all of which have been hit hard by coronavirus (COVID-19). However, people are finding fantastically creative ways to stay in touch and keep making music. 

Helping others get online

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us who are fluent in the language of technology take it for granted that we can still carry out much of our daily lives through the internet, from banking to food shopping, to meeting our friends and making music together. But there are many people who would like to do this and have no idea how to get online.

Perhaps they have never had the need to go online before and don’t want to ask. Maybe they have even tried before and failed to join in and are too embarrassed to say so.

Guide to livestreaming

A livestream performance is one that is broadcast live over the internet, offering a digital route to audiences as an alternative to in-person performances. 


We know that leisure-time music groups across the UK are facing unprecedented challenges to their activities. So we are offering free access to some of our resources to help groups stay connected musically and socially.

Zoom: how it works

What is Zoom?

Zoom is an online platform that allows you to have a meeting virtually, where every participant is in a seperate location, but they can still hear and see each other.

Do I need the internet to use it?

Zoom is most commonly used on a device connected to the internet, and if you want to see or be seen then you will need to be online. But you can also dial in to a meeting using a normal phone line, in this case the person on the telephone can hear and be heard but cannot see or be seen.

Zoom: online rehearsals (instrumental)

This resource covers how to use the online meeting platform Zoom for online instrumental rehearsals. To find out more about Zoom and how to set it up, read our Zoom: how it works resource. 

Zoom: online rehearsals (vocal)

This resource covers how to use the online meeting platform Zoom for online choir rehearsals. To find out more about Zoom and how to set it up, read our Zoom: how it works resource.