An online portal for the teaching of guitar, bass and drums has been developed at Weston College.

As well as coming in to college for one-to-one lessons, students on Music Practice courses can experience tuition online and via an iPad app called iTutorus, developed by college music technician Richard King.

Music courses curriculum manager Paul Raymond said the online lessons and accompanying app were created in response to the demands of a growing number of students.

He said: “We know that many people, especially younger musicians, learn techniques from websites like YouTube.

“While these can be good they’re not always accurate and so we recognised the need to create something that was just as accessible but of exceptionally high quality.”

Students using the iPad app can watch the tutorial and upload their own efforts for marking.

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