15,000+ students took part in the largest music lesson in the world via VirtualPiano.net
Much-needed cheer for the world today! Legend Jamie Cullum inspired kids all over the world to fall in love with music and Virtual Piano gave them the tools to play. The largest music lesson in the world was hosted with the help of 15,000+ students on virtualpiano.net. Thanks to Universal Music and Island Records to back this initiative in support of Age UK.
The majority of students who didn't have access to a piano joined the lesson via Virtual Piano to play along and enjoyed the lesson via their computers, tablets and even smartphones.
Thank you so much to everyone who signed up for #PianoWithJamie. I’ve been so moved to see the videos of all of you joining in and having a go. Thank you @age_uk, @bestpiano, and to everyone that tuned in. We now have the world record for the largest ever virtual music lesson! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ToIE7166zW— Jamie Cullum (@jamiecullum) December 9, 2020
WORLD RECORD: Much-needed cheer for the world today! Legend @jamiecullum inspired kids all over the world to fall in love with music and #VirtualPiano gave them the tools to play. #PIANOWITHJAMIE @UMusicuk @islandrecordsuk in support of @age_uk pic.twitter.com/OG4N4dq3aO— Virtual Piano (@bestpiano) December 9, 2020
Students simply selected the version of the music sheet "In The Bleak Midwinter", which they wanted to play and took part. If you missed it, you can experience any of these songs again:
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Before we helped set a new Guinness World Record
Virtual Piano has been used by millions of students as a learning platform in schools all over the world. It has introduced children to the piano and ignited their passion for music. The platform has provided a stepping stone into the music industry for some of the world’s great artists and producers. It has been used as a tool in commercial music production as well as a solo instrument by individuals for recreation. The global picture of the 15-year use of Virtual Piano shows that it is certainly not just a virtual piano keyboard. Virtual Piano is a form of expression and communication between different cultures and regions of the world – crossing language, space and time.