Free Online Music Events

We give more than one-to-one music lessons.

Learn more with others, in our free online music Workshops!


 

 

Music is fun, especially when learning with others!


 

Your Workshops are amazing! They create a sense that we belong to a music school, where students of all ages can participate.”
Lizzy Hogg, Thailand
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 
 


 

Regular Online Music Workshops

 

Form & Analysis Workshop

Hosted by Stephie Koulouris
Every other Monday at 10am BST/UTC+1
 
Live online music form and analysis workshop
 
In this series of Workshops, we develop key skills in the understanding of musical, structural, contextual elements as well as in the use of musical terminology.
 
Selections from genres/styles such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary and World Music are studied and guidelines regarding the approach to reading and understanding the score/music through harmonic analysis (key signature, harmonic progressions, scale degrees, roman numerals, modulations, cadences etc), structural analysis (motis, 2-bar phrases, 4-bar phrases, sections, form etc) and contextual analysis (time-band, genre, stylistic features, composer, composer’s life, composer’s influences, contemporaries etc) are provided.
 
This Workshop is particularly useful for anyone working towards GCSE or A level music, IB a higher ABRSM Grade or enabling the understanding of music and how to describe it.
 

“I can now follow the score, and pick up again if I lose my place, recognise repetitive patterns, the instruments and texture of the music and understand the story behind the piece.
 
This Workshop has taken my understanding of my pieces to a new level.
 
I have moved from someone who is ‘taking piano lessons’ to someone receiving a rounded music education which I enjoy enormously.”

 
Maddie Smith – England
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 
 

Adult Theory Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every Tuesday at 9.50am BST/UTC+1
 
Online Music Theory Club for adults
 
Improve your theory knowledge and work through exam questions.
 
This is a good opportunity to work through ABRSM Theory questions with Tracy. You can simply brush up your theory knowledge or work towards the exams. Suitable for students with an intermediate theory knowledge to students working towards ABRSM Grades.
 

“I had a very unique experience talking to students around the world. I am definitely looking forward to the next Theory Club!
Vishan – India
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 

Beginners Kids Music Theory Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every other Saturday at 12.10pm BST/UTC+1
 
Kids Music Online Theory Club
 
Suitable for ages 6 and upwards.
 
This workshop will help you develop your understanding of music theory from notation, note and rest values, time and key signatures.
 
Throughout the course of this regular bi-weekly workshop, Tracy will work though the ABRSM music theory syllabus. The workshops are fun and interactive, and include many theory games.
 
Learning music theory gives you a fantastic understanding of how music works and will help you become a better musician.
 
 

Intermediate Kids Music Theory Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every other Saturday at 12.10pm BST/UTC+1
 
Kids Music Online Theory Club
 
This live online workshop is suitable for anyone at Grade 3 level theory.
 
The workshop covers:

  • Note and rest durations including 32nd notes / demisemiquavers.
  • Simple and compound time signatures.
  • Note names in treble and bass clef including ledger lines.
  • Scales, keys and tonic triads in all keys.
  • Intervals.

 

Thank you so much for inviting my son to the workshop. He enjoyed it more than he expected. It was fun, light and very beneficial. I think it will help him advance in areas he needs to. ”
Aziza Chedrawi, Saudi Arabia
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 
 

Grade 5 Theory Revision Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every other Saturday at 12.45pm BST/UTC+1
 
Free Live Online Grade 5-Theory Revision Club - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
For students sitting the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Exam but open to anyone wanting to brush up on their music theory. Check out our Fast Track Grade 5 Theory Lessons here too!
 
 

Aural Workshops

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every Saturday at 1.20pm BST/UTC+1
 
Free live online ABRSM Aural Workshops - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
For beginner and intermediate levels. These regular Workshops include all kinds of listening skills. We can also cover aural exercises from a variety of exam boards.
 
Tracy covers what you want to practise, providing a chance for exam students to try out aural exercises before the exam. If you are not an exam student but would like to try out any of the Aural Workshops, ask your teacher what Grade/Level Workshop would be suitable for you. Listening skills are at the heart of all good music-making. Developing aural awareness is fundamental to musical training, because having a ‘musical ear’ impacts on all aspects of musicianship.
 

 

The girls loved it and having classmates taking the same lesson with them while they are sitting in another continent was exciting. It was as good as having a teacher in front of them in class, if not better, the girls progress and grades just proves that.”
Mona – Spain
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 
 

Theory From Scratch

Hosted by Tracy Rose
First Sunday of every month at 10am BST/UTC+1
 
ABRSM Theory From Scratch Workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
For anyone with no prior knowledge of music theory, this live online workshop is designed to provide a strong foundation in theory.

Tracy will take you through the basics on pitch, note and rest durations, time signatures, keys, scales, chords and signs. Each month we will build on your knowledge of music theory from scratch.
 
 

Kids Composing Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every first Sunday of the month at 1pm BST/UTC+1
 
Free Skype Composing Workshops online - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
Learn how to create melodies and use chords.
Great for anyone entering our Composing Competition!
 
Here’s a video recording from one of our Composing Workshops:

 
 

Meet the Composers Workshop

Hosted by Liz Bux
Every first Sunday of the month at 4.30pm BST/UTC+1
 
Live online meet the composers Ennio Morricone workshop hosted by Music Lessons Anywhere Live online meet the composers workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
Join music students from around the world to listen to Liz play lots of classics on her violin. She will talk to you about who composed them. Discover amazing things about our great composers!

 
 

Performance Club

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Every first Saturday or Sunday of the month
Times vary to include all time zones

 
Live online music Performance Club Workshop Live online Performance Club at Music Lessons Anywhere
 
Suitable for beginners to intermediate levels.
Meet some of our other music students, live on Zoom and play your favourite pieces. All instruments and voices welcome!
 
Each student who performs, can invite one or a maximum of two others to watch. Send Tracy their email addresses and she will send them an invite, along with guidelines about attending our Workshops. Your guests can be friends or family members, wherever they are in the world!
 
If you are an Intermediate to advanced level student, please don’t forget to join the monthly Performance Practice Workshops hosted by Stephie.

 
 

Stephie’s Online Performance Practise Workshop

Hosted by Stephie Koulouris
Next date to be confirmed
 
Live online Practise Performance Workshop online piano performance
 

Performance is an important part of any music education. These Workshops provide that experience and enable students to learn and gain insights into performance technique.
 
Students are invited to watch and meet students from around the world sit in, or join in and play in these special events.
 
Stephie has been running these popular Practice Performance Workshops since 2017! They have been so successful, they are now held every month.
 
These Workshops are perfect if you have a completed piece you would like to perform, or have an exam or a concert coming up.
 
 

Music Psychology and Perception Workshops

Hosted by Steph Acaster
 
Music Psychology and Perception Worksop live online - Music Lessons Anywhere
 

(Why) Did Humans Create Music?

Sunday 29th May at 4pm BST/UTC+1
 
In this session, we will discuss the pre-historic origins of music. We will consider whether animals also make music, whether music ever gave our ancestors an evolutionary advantage, and the possible explanations around why we need music.
 

Music Preferences, Emotional Stability, and Wellbeing

Sunday 31st July at 4pm BST/UTC+1
 
This session will focus on how music can interact with our personality traits and wellbeing. We will hear about Psychology student Janine McConnell-Byatt’s final undergraduate project which focuses on the relationships between people’s music preferences, personality traits, and physical and psychological wellbeing.
 

Alligator or Squirrel?
The effect of music on emotion and visual perception.

September Date to be confirmed
 
This session will focus on how different aspects of music can influence the way that people interpret ambiguous visual information. We will discuss what makes music take on qualities such as ‘scary’, ‘happy’, or ‘calm’.
 
 
Our last Music Psychology and Perception Workshop was about synaesthesia, which explored the associations that some people experience when listening to music. These can be perceptions that belong to different senses. Certain aspects of music may be felt as an emotion, perceived as a colour, a shape, or even a taste!
 
Your host, Steph Acaster, is one of our students taking theory lessons with Stephie.
 
These workshops explore the physical/biological approach to how people actually hear sounds and music, or relate perception/cognition in the brain with music/theory. They also touch on music performance psychology, a large area to explore.
 
We have discussed personality factors (and other factors) that influence our musical preferences, including music that we play, listen to and use as ‘background’ sound.
 
Other sessions focussed on flow and self-actualisation, explored ‘muscle memory’ and practise habits, which is highly relevant to all music students. We learnt about ‘Earworms’, those songs or parts of songs that go around and around in our heads, how and why we get them… and how to get rid of them too!
 
Steph has also presented some fascinating brain imaging scans, which showed what music actually does to the brain.
 
The series continues with more online Workshops for music discussion group meetings, focusing on Music Psychology & Perception.
 
 
These Workshops are open to all of our students, their guests and also our teachers.
 
Steph is currently working as an online tutor in Psychology and Maths. Over the last 5 years, she has completed a Psychology-based PhD, specialising in visual perception research. During this time, Steph also began to study music, reaching Grade 7 in violin and Grade 8 in music theory. These two interests have led to her developing a curiosity in the perception and psychological experiences associated with music.
 
 

 

Special Music Workshops

 

Grade 1 Theory Paper Run Through

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
ABRSM Theory Paper Workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
Work through a Grade 1 ABRSM paper with Tracy! Tracy will go through the syllabus and some sample questions which will include note and rest values, time signatures, treble and bass clef notes, construction of major scales and tonic triads, accidentals and terms and signs.
 

Grade 2 Theory Paper Run Through

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Work through a Grade 2 ABRSM paper with Tracy! Tracy will go through the syllabus and some sample questions which will include note and rest values, time signatures, treble and bass clef notes, construction of major scales and tonic triads, accidentals and terms and signs.
 

Grade 3 Theory Paper Run Through

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Work through a Grade 3 ABRSM paper with Tracy! Tracy will go through the syllabus and some sample questions which will include simple and compound time signatures, transposing between treble and bass clef, key signatures and scales, including harmonic and melodic minor, and intervals.
 

Grade 4 Theory Paper Run Through

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Work through a Grade 4 ABRSM paper with Tracy! Tracy will go through the syllabus and some sample questions which will include all simple and compound duple, triple and quadruple time signatures, grouping notes and rests, double dotted notes and duplets, alto clef, double sharps and flats, chromatic scales and ornaments.
 

Grade 5 Theory Paper Run Through

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
This workshop is to support our students who are working towards their Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exams. Work through a specially created, challenging Grade 5 paper, created by Tracy! The paper will be timed and the answers will be given at the end of the session. This special paper includes some challenging questions. If you do well in this workshop, you are ready to take your Grade 5 Exam!

 
 

Grade 5 Theory – Terms & Signs

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be announced
 
Free Live Online Grade 5 Terms and Signs Workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
This workshop is to support our students who are working towards their Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exams. This is a student get-together as a fun way of revising Grade 5 terms and signs. Work together to complete a ‘Word Search’ challenge and play a musical game of ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire’!

 
 

Instruments of the Orchestra Workshop

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Free Live Online Instruments of the Orchestra Workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
This workshop is to support our students who are working towards their Grade 4 and 5 ABRSM Theory Exams. Even if you are not taking the exam you are welcome to join this workshop. Tracy will go over all the instruments in family order. You will learn about the terminology that you need which is in the Grade 5 Theory Syllabus and the type of questions you will face in the exam.

 
 

Making the most of your Musicfirst account

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Musicfirst demonstration at Music Lessons Anywhere
 
Join Tracy for a live online demonstration of Musicfirst, the comprehensive suite of apps for music education. Learn how to make the most of your account or come along if you would like to know more about the Music First suite of apps we recommend to our students. After the demo, Tracy will answer any of your Musicfirst questions. This demonstration is great if you already have a subscription or thinking of subscribing. Subscriptions can be purchased directly from us.

 
 

Music Exam Board Webinar

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Free live online music exam board webinar
 
Tracy will guide you through all of the best instrumental music exam boards available. She will talk about all the exam boards available and what’s involved in taking exams with each one. We will look at the syllabuses for ABRSM, Trinity, MTB, RCM, RSL and Con Brio Exam Boards.

 
 

Noteflight Demo

Hosted by Tracy Rose
Next date to be confirmed
 
Live online Noteflight Workshop - Music Lessons Anywhere
 
This workshop will give you some insight into how effective Noteflight can be for composing music. You will learn some useful shortcut keys and together we will transcribe a short piece of music. Noteflight is one of the apps included in the Musicfirst suite of apps. This demonstration is great if you already have a subscription or thinking of subscribing. Subscriptions can be purchased directly from us.

 
 


 
 

Other Special Online Music Workshops


 
Please let Tracy know if you would like to join any of these ‘Special Workshops’. Please also let us know your availability and we’ll try our best to arrange a time for these Workshops at a time when you can all attend.
 
 

Online Musical Get-Togethers

Free for all students.
 

 

These online music events make learning music so much fun. Students can play for each other, compare notes and swap ideas. Music is at the core of these events but they’re also about meeting other students and socialising.
 
We have had several Musical Get-Together in the form of a Theory Fun Club Musical Bingo sessions! They are such a fun way for students to learn music theory and so popular, we stage Musical Bingo frequently!

 

 

Online Practise Partners

Free for all students.
 
Music Lessons Anywhere piano lessons live online Practise Partners
 
Team up with other students online to practise your pieces together. This is also a great opportunity for anyone taking piano exams to be able to get used to playing in front of someone else before the exam.

 
 

Online Music Masterclasses

Free for all students.

 
Music Lessons Anywhere live piano lessons online - Tracy Rose
 

These online music events focus on one component of exam music in detail. For example, eight Music Lessons Anywhere students are playing Minuet and Trio for their Grade 6 Exam, so a Masterclass is a great opportunity for them all to meet online from wherever they are in the world. While connected, they can discuss practice tips, analyse the music in detail, talk about the composer, and play the piece for each other.
 

“The Sight Reading Workshop was extremely helpful and I learnt a lot from it. I definitely gained experience and confidence from the well taught sight reading lesson. I would recommend this to anyone with an exam coming up or anyone who just needs help.”
Megan, Qatar
More reviews of our online music lessons are here

 


 

Annual Online Concert


Free for all students, we now run a series of live online concerts every month in our ‘Performance Club Workshops


 
Every year from 2014 to 2019, we brought everyone together for the biggest Music Lessons Anywhere event – the annual student online concert.
 
The online concert was webcast live on Youtube so anyone, anywhere in the world can watch this online music event as it happens.
 
A video of the live Youtube stream of the 2019 online Annual Concert:
 

 
Any of our online music students from around the world performed in the concert.
 

Music Lessons Anywhere Annual Concert Programme 2019 MusicLessonsAnywhere.net Spring concert 2014, piano lessons online Sur In English - Music Lessons Anywhere online piano concert
 
More about our annual live online music concerts here.
 
More videos of the concerts can be viewed on my Youtube channel.