"> BandLab - Exploring Tools For Blended & Remote Learning

Exploring Tools For Blended & Remote Learning in BandLab

Access Free Teacher Resources & Assignments | taught by Phil Heeley
Enroll for free
Phil Heeley
Phil Heeley
Founder - Inclusive Music & Senior Instructor

About the instructor

Teacher, Trainer, Educator, Music Technologist, Musician

“Inclusive Music” encapsulates Phil’s passion for enabling Access For All through Music Technology. Creator of the Best Selling “Dance eJay for Schools”, co-author of “GarageBand for Schools” and now "BandLab For Schools", he encourages students to discover their own ways of learning and expressing themselves, leading Ofsted to repeatedly recognise him as an “outstanding” teacher. SEND expert and Drake Music Associate Musician, Phil believes in the reality of participation no matter what the ability or disability.

His mission is to "Teach the world to make music with BandLab"


"When we first launched the BandLab for Education platform a year ago, Phil was one of the first beta testers we reached out to due to his incredible expertise in the music EdTech space. Phil has been helping us by product testing BandLab for Education directly in schools, and providing vital weekly feedback – he shares what fellow educators and their students find useful in our product, but also continually challenges us to improve our overall service. On top of that, he has gone the extra mile to create his own BandLab tutorials that are incredibly useful for anyone looking to get started making music.

Overall, Phil's support and strategic thinking has been invaluable. His name is recognised and respected even amongst our Education industry contacts here in Singapore. We are very excited to continue our partnership at BETT 2019 – where Phil will be sharing best practices for BandLab for Education – and beyond." 

Jessica Vas - BandLab

"Hi Phil,

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how much we're enjoying the music lessons. The children have really taken to it well and the adults are learning a lot!

So...a big thank you from us!

All the best,"

Emma, Laura and Year 5 

"Our Simple Accessible Music project was very popular with teachers and pupils. Nine schools have been involved so far with six further schools scheduled this academic year. So far all have adapted their school music curriculum to include music technology, with some teachers cascading to parallel classes and several intending to develop through whole-school CPD.  

Phil is highly competent with a range of software and its application in schools. He has recently been working with BandLab (a free educational resource) and assisting its creators with its development, opening up possibilities for schools. He is very knowledgeable about hardware and software.

These are high-quality online resources which have been popular with teachers and are also useful as a training resource after workshop delivery."

Fiona Pendreigh - Head of Plymouth Music Education Hub & Chair of the Music Education Council

“We know we are offering quality musical moments for our students and staff when Phil leads the sessions. Totally reliable and professional – I recommend him without reservation.”

Christine Wright, Teaching and Learning Music Adviser, South Gloucestershire Music Service

Exploring Tools For Blended & Remote Learning In BandLab for Education, a safe online musical environment.

Phil Heeley will show you how pupils can enjoy music creation and collaborative learning at home or in the classroom using BandLab. He will introduce the award-winning free music software and virtual classroom BandLab, for both teachers and students, demonstrating how pupils can produce sophisticated and original compositions using virtual instruments, loops and FX. 

In this session we will: 00:00 Explore BandLab for Education & how it can deliver the music curriculum 00:42 Learn why every student, teacher and school needs to embrace BandLab For Education 02:46 Enter a Virtual Classroom 04:20 How to record a voice or instrument in BandLab 04:55 Create Music for Film using a Video Game Trailer - Halo 04:58 How to Create Scary Halloween Music in BandLab 05:03 Obligatory Cat Video - How to create Boogie Woogie Blues 05:15 Improvise and Compose Over 12-Bar Blues Key Stage 3 05:36 BandLab Basic Skills - Changing Key and Tempo 05:39 GCSE Music Revision Video - Practice Listening Questions 05:44 Rockschool Music Production Coursework Task Grade 1 05:47 Improvise and Compose Music For A Specific Purpose 06:00 Songwriting - The Introduction - Exploring Rhythm, Texture & Timbre 06:26 Adding a Student to a Classroom with a code  07:10 Start an Assignment and work through it from both a teacher and a student perspective 07:24 Assignment Brief for the Student 07:30 Lyrics and Notes Tab 07:36 Discover ways to collaborate with peers and with students across the planet 07:45 Student Listens To an Example of the Task 08:07 Soloing each Track 08:09 Cycle Function 10:33 Begin a song by creating a small section of music 15:43 Submit and grade the Assignment 18:18 Explore the Virtual Instruments and FX available in BandLab via an Improvising 12-Bar Blues

Course Contents

1 Video
3 PDFs
1.0 hr