Music Klass: Myleene’s online music lessons are bringing music to new audiences in a wonderful way

22 April 2020, 18:55 | Updated: 22 April 2020, 19:01

By Rosie Pentreath

Classic FM presenter, singer and pianist Myleene Klass is giving music lessons from home via Instagram and YouTube, joined by her talented daughters Ava and Hero. And they’re getting a whole load of new people into music.

Classic FM presenter, singer and pianist Myleene Klass has started teaching online music lessons from home.

Also featuring her talented daughters Ava and Hero – who both started playing instruments when they were four – Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’ is taught via Live Instagram Stories and YouTube, and it’s bringing music to people stuck at home in the most amazing way.

“I’m teaching music without instruments, because I don’t want to mess with techniques people are being taught by other teachers, and I also want to appeal to people who may not have their own instruments,” Myleene tells her Classic FM family.

“My first lesson was on rhythms, so I got everyone to start by tapping out their names, and all the videos that came back were incredible.”

Myleene’s main aim with Music Klass is to be as inclusive as possible – by being accessible and never intimidating.

Read more: 21 classical music activities for self-isolating families >

Click here for the latest coronavirus advice from the NHS >

“It’s for people of all abilities. The reason I haven’t aimed it at certain ages is because you get five-year-old geniuses, and 52-year-old people saying ‘I’m sitting at home now, and I’d like to learn’”.

There are numerous schools and educational organisations, including ABRSM, that have got in touch about adding Music Klass to their curriculum. “And lots of mums are getting involved, and have added us to their online learning home schedules,” Myleene tells us.

“The girls are loving it too! For them it’s something we can do together.”

After initially starting Music Klass on Instagram Live last month following government advice to stay at home to protect against coronavirus, Myleene also set up a YouTube channel – “I have to give my boyfriend credit for that!” – to keep lessons available online for longer.

And it’s all completely free – just another wonderful thing about Myleene’s initiative to get whole families learning music together in a touch time.

Lesson have included the difference between major and minor keys (see above), and an introduction to the four chords that make up Pachelbel’s Canon – and most pop songs to boot (see top)!

Join in and subscribe on Myleene’s Music Klass YouTube channel here or watch Live via Instagram at 10am on Mondays and Fridays.