Dear Parents and children of the children who are learning percussion, woodwind, guitar and violin at school,
Hampshire have now started to launch their Virtual Learning Zone where you can continue to have support with learning your instrument and the instructions on how to access the site are below. We will also continue to update the website as we receive any additional information regarding music lessons.
🎶 HMS Virtual Learning Zone 🎶
The HMS Virtual Learning Zone will be opening for the summer term. Please go to www.hants.gov.uk/hms to log a parent email address and you will be contacted as soon as the Zone is up and running.
By logging on to the Learning Zone, you will be able to:
*have email conversations with your child's music teacher
*get advice and information on how to help them progress with their instrumental/vocal skills.
*access an extensive resources section which includes video demos by HMS staff and lots of music, technical exercises, worksheets, ensemble activities etc.
*the opportunity to upload audio or video recordings of your son/daughter playing, for a more detailed response from their teacher.
This new format for teaching will start in the summer term, although you can make contact with your teacher before the Easter holidays if you wish to. Teachers will respond at least once a week during term-time, and you will have open access to all the online resources. This provision is available for HMS students, so please do not share the password with students who will not be registered to communicate with an HMS teacher.
When the Zone is open to sign in please visit....
- www.hants.gov.uk/hms and click on ‘Sign in to HMS' located in the pink bar. Then click on the blue padlock 'Sign in to Student area'.
- Follow the instructions on the 'Student secure area' page and click on the pink 'Secure area' button to continue.
- Enter the username and password which you will find in your son/daughter's practice diary, and click 'ok' (username: hmsstudent, password: learningzone).
Here you will find links to the various sections contained within the Learning Zone, along with instructions on how to contact your teacher and upload recordings of your children playing.
If you experience technical issues with the website, please email
Current information on billing: As HMS are not aware of the timescale for return to school, they cannot confirm at this time what the position will be on billing and refunds. HMS have asked both schools and parents “to bear with” them while they work things through and HMS will be in touch about this as soon as they are able.