Our award winning, trademarked system allows large groups of students to access instruments that inspire and engage.
JamPod™ is installed in classrooms at all key stages and is transforming music education. The project was awarded ‘Best Resource in Music Education’ in 2013 due to its unique approach to teaching music. All students experience music practically but all sound within the suite is controlled by the tutor, with students hearing what they need to best progress through headphones. JamPod™ schools are supported by on site support from experienced school music teachers, it is designed to help ‘you’ embrace relevant technologies and teaching practice.
JamPod™ was initially conceived for secondary music classrooms. Do you spend most of your time trying to find leads, re-skinning drums and are producing recordings time consuming and challenging? JamPod™ is hard wired to make things durable and ready to use when you need it. Whole classes engage in music practically, as a band. Schools normally install between 5 and 11 band positions.
Each student band includes:
- ✅ Colour coded mixer for easy student engagement with pre loaded national curriculum resources
- ✅ Instruments, specifically set up to work within JamPod™ – usually guitar, bass, drums, percussion and vocals – most other instrumentation can be integrated
- ✅ Colour coded headphones so each member of the band knows which phones are theirs
- ✅ Built in recording functions for easy pupil led production
Each student band is connected to the JamPod™ tutors station. Designed specifically for use by teachers, the tutors station can be accessed from your iPad or your desktop computer. The JamPod™ tutors station allows you to:
- ✅ Easily listen to selected musicians within your suite
- ✅ Send groups of students different audio resources, allowing true differentiation
- ✅ Talk back to individuals or groups of students – You only speak to who you need to when you need to
- ✅ Have complete control of your music room from your iPad or desk top computer, sending audio to wherever you need whenever you need it
- ✅ Work acoustically when needed through the JamPod™ speaker system
The iPad interface is completely mobile, allowing you to move around your music classroom freely, whilst keeping in constant touch with whats going on. You can even keep in touch with your lesson if you need to pop out of the room.
Each student band can record easily, without the help of their tutor, but if you need to create a more detailed recording, access your desktop computer and press record on any or all of your bands. For those schools that wish too, Mix Music Education will help you set up and out of school academy which ‘could’ generate you income. Mix Music Education exclusively supply and install JamPod™, prices vary dependent on your requirements but we pride ourselves on creating projects that match your budget.
“JamPod has totally revolutionised both my teaching and student’s learning in my classroom. The classroom is a hive of activity at the end of the school day. It’s fantastic.” Stuart Shepherd – Turton High School
For Primary we have created a specific installation that when used in conjunction with iPads, allows unprecedented and unique delivery of the national curriculum. JamPod™ requires limited floor space, allowing you to install the technology in the corner of your existing classroom.
Without iPads the suite still provides engagement for up to 8 students but when combined with iPads, the suite can be used by all within their music lessons. The installation and the included supporting resources are designed to allow none specialists to deliver immediately.
“I’m particularly impressed with the way it has engaged less confident pupils – pupils who would previously never dreamed of performing – who are now excited about taking centre stage. The kudos they get from other pupils is really changing their personal experience of school.” Gary Shaw – Arnot St Mary Primary School
JamPod™ has been installed in a number of College’s and Community Projects across the UK. Contact us for more information.
All installations include free curriculum development support and onsite training. Examples of our developed curriculum can be downloaded free here.