Essex Music Services are here to support schools through the current challenging circumstances we find ourselves in. We have a range of online cloud-based learning that can support the delivery of remote education, please read on for further detail:

Primary age content:

Charanga logo

Already used by over 300 schools, Charanga has Yumu built into the platform. If you haven’t done so already, click on the Yumu icon at the top of the screen once you’ve logged in. You can then follow the instructions to set Assignments for your students containing your own favourite resources, exercises and pieces, or Charanga’s.

Your students will also be able to access a range of ready-made Yumu Packages to help grow their interest in specific areas of learning or musical activity.

As always, additional support can be found in our help section.

If you need support around accessing Charanga or responding to any of the functionality within it, please send an email to us by clicking  here


Free resources from Out of the Ark Music including free songs, videos, simple linked ideas and activities especially written to help teachers and parents engage with singing, music teaching and music more.

Access Out of the Ark Music at Home by clicking here 


O-generator logo

Allows all young people to have access to composing tools, and this software package contains video guidance for students to follow and create their own work. Students work can then be saved to online and accessed remotely by teachers and commented on.

If you need support around accessing O-Generator please send an email to us by clicking here



Secondary provision:

VIP Studio Sessions turns any computer into a studio and contains a wealth of video tutorials and guidance for both students and teachers on how to make beats, write and record lyrics and teaches students to mix and produce a finished piece of music.

This software covers a wealth of music styles such as Hip Hop, House, Grime, Dubstep and there are guidance videos to aid beginners to quickly grow in proficiency.

If you need support around accessing VIP Studios please send an email to us by clicking here


Focus on Sound logo A multi-media lesson system for KS3, GCSE and A level music enabling teachers to set tasks and activities and then have these completed remotely by the student, and this software will provide all the feedback as to how well they completed the set task.

Focus On Sound contains  on-line lessons including listening activities, videos, composing of all styles.

An ideal piece of software for current and potential GCSE and A level students, covering set works for different boards with comprehensive analysis and listening project

If you need support around accessing Focus on Sound please send an email to us by clicking  here


We are continuing to research other provision that may support schools at this time and so will update this page as we are offered additional support that we can offer to Essex schools, so please come back and review this page.