I am so excited that you have made the decision to transform the music in your school. You are joining a growing group of progressive teachers who know that children love music and technology - in fact, it is the air that they breathe.

Well, now you can quickly and easily incorporate BandLab into your classroom and deliver the curriculum and more in an engaging and inclusive way.

Bring BandLab To Your Classroom

BandLab for Education brings award-winning music creation features to the classroom empowering teachers and their students with everything they need for collaborative and fun musical learning.

Nothing to patch or install – the cloud-based platform works on Mac, Windows, Linux and Chromebooks. It's safe and it's free!

CPD in the classroom

In this course, both you and your students will learn through doing. You will learn how to set up your school and online classrooms, how to enrol your students and how to get them started exploring the thousands of sampled loops and virtual instruments through their own personal projects. The video tutorials allow you as the teacher, to learn whilst you teach. You don't need to spend hours of your own time, preparing lessons, working out how to use the software or deliver the course, just press play and pause and then just add any additional learning on top. Lesson plans, summaries, print outs and quizzes will ensure that incorporating new technology in your classroom need not be onerous and scary but fun and exciting. You will see a transformation in your students approach to music as they realise their potential.

Teach and learn through the power of collaboration

Want to keep track of class progress and provide real-time feedback on student activity? BandLab for Education will do that and more.

Their platform lets you send assignments, grade submissions and give valuable feedback to your students.

    Easy-to-Use Assignments

    Grades System

 Real-Time Collaboration

Through the process of creating a structured song in any one of over 100 genres, your students will learn:

  • The basic skills of how to use a DAW - Digital Audio Workstation
  • How to audition and find appropriate sounds for different elements of a song like the introduction, verse and chorus
  • How to appraise their progress and that of their peers
  • How to write their own lyrics
  • How to audition and play virtual midi instruments and record their own melodies and solos
  • Tips and tricks you can use to add the final touches to a song making it sound cohesive and professional
  • How To Make Your Finished Track Sound Even Better through Mastering

This course empowers and motivates students to become musicians. It gives them confidence in their innate ability to create in the medium that they know so well - technology. The results are astounding! BandLab for Education can be accessed at home too, meaning that their exploration and experimentation continues outside school. 

And now there is a mobile app which makes making music even easier. (Please note, the app uses the public version of BandLab which may need parental approval).

Safe collaborative tools mean that students can form partnerships with their friends and write songs together but it goes so much further than that - The teacher can set up partnerships with other classes in other schools, inviting them to join a project. This might be established locally, nationally or internationally. The possibilities are endless! 

Founder - Inclusive Music & Senior Instructor Phil Heeley

Teacher, Trainer, Educator, Music Technologist, Musician & Visionary. “Inclusive Music” encapsulates Phil’s passion for enabling Access For All through Music Technology. Creator of the Best Selling “Dance eJay for Schools” and co-author of “GarageBand 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. “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

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the BandLab For Schools Songwriting Course

    2. About Your Instructor

    3. Outline and Objectives

    4. Important Information For Your ICT Technician

    5. BandLab for Education - Onboarding

    6. How to Create A School or Classroom

    7. Enrolling Students In To Your BandLab Classroom

    8. Enrol As A Student Updated

    9. How do I create an assignment for my Class?

    10. How to Create and Edit a Personal Project

    11. Video - BandLab Overview: How To Use Loops To Make Music In Minutes

    12. Is BandLab for Education safe for Students?

    13. The Quick BandLab for Education Privacy Guide

    14. How a Music Educator uses BandLab in the classroom

    1. Getting Started - Lesson Plan

    2. Video - An Example Song Structure With Sections

    3. Demo Song Struture

    4. BandLab Demo Song by Phil Heeley

    5. Various Song Structures

    6. Demo Song Structure Downloads

    7. Student Song Structure Template

    8. Keyboard Shortcuts

    9. Quiz 1 - Getting Started

    1. Summary - The Introduction (Teacher)

    2. Lesson Plan - The Introduction (Teacher)

    3. Suitable Loop Packs For Songwriting

    4. Graphic Step By Step Explainer PDF & Extension

    5. Demo Song Structure

    6. Video - Example: Introduction (0:00 - to 0:43 seconds)

    7. Video - The Introduction - Part 1

    8. Quiz - The Introduction - Part 1

    9. Video - The Introduction - Part 1A

    10. Quiz - The Introduction - Part 1A

    11. Video - The Introduction - Part 1B

    12. Quiz - The Introduction - Part 1B

    13. Worksheet 1 - Self Appraisal - The Introduction

    14. How to Write Song Lyrics - Amy Chapman

    1. Summary - Getting Organised (Teacher)

    2. Lesson Plan - Getting Organised (Teacher)

    3. Video - Getting Organised

    1. Summary - The Chorus (Teacher)

    2. Lesson Plan - The Chorus (Teacher)

    3. Demo Song Structure

    4. Video - Example: Chorus (0:43 - 1:04)

    5. Video - The Chorus - Part 3 - First Attempt

    6. Quiz - The Chorus - Part 3 - First Attempt

    7. Video - The Chorus - Part 3A

    8. Quiz - The Chorus - Part 3A

    9. Video - The Chorus - Part 3B

    10. Quiz - The Chorus - Part 3B

    11. Worksheet 3 - Self-Appraisal - The Chorus

    12. Worksheet 3A - My Favourite Songs

    13. How to Write Song Lyrics - Amy Chapman

About this course

  • £97.00 / year with 7 day free trial
  • 234 lessons
  • 10 hours of video content