We are delighted to be working with Max Wheeler (creator of YuStudio from Charanga) to launch an initiative to assist primary schools in Norfolk to engage more with Music Technology!

Offering a CPD for staff to get to know the YuStudio Daw (Digital Audio Workstation), coupled with a live session with Max to introduce YuStudio to young people and launch a competition for upper key stage 2 students to either engage with in school, or at home free of charge.

YuStudio has all the features you would expect from a DAW. It’s easy to make it available to ALL of your students through our Yumu online learning space or Google Classroom – enabling you to set assignments for your students and access their work. It is compatible with most devices, including mobile.


Does everyone have access to YuStudio?

  • All Norfolk Music Hub Subscribers have access to Charanga, which includes YuStudio. Teachers can then set up individual logins simply so young people can access YuStudio at home.

Who is this project suitable for?

  • This project is aimed at upper key stage 2 ( years 5 and 6).

What is the date of the CPD for teachers?

  • Tuesday 10th October, 4pm-5pm

When will the introductory assembly for students take place?

  • Thursday 12th October 2pm-2.40pm, via Teams

Do I have to attend the CPD if I sign my school up to take part in the competition?

  • No, If you have previous experience working with YuStudio, you can just register for your young people to attend the live online launch of the competition on Thursday 12th October, where Max will give an introductory session on using YuStudio.

Will I have any support with using YuStudio?

  • Yes, Max will be available to contact via email after the introductory session if you have any troubleshooting issues.

Do I have to work on this in lessons with my students?

  • Ideally yes, but you can also set this as a homework objective for autumn 2.

How will I submit my best composition to be judged?

  • Schools will be asked to submit two of their favourite pieces for judging by Friday 15th December. Instruction on how to submit these pieces will be sent via email in early December.

When will the winners be announced?

  • An online assembly will take place from 2.30pm-2.50pm on Thursday 11th January.
  • Four overall winners will be announced from across Norfolk.
  • These young people will receive certificates in the post and their first name and school will be announced on the online assembly along with their piece being played for all the other schools to hear, with live feedback from Max.
  • Subject to approval from the schools, the winning pieces will also be shared via our social media accounts.

What platform will the assemblies take place on?

  • The CPD, introductory assembly and celebration assembly will all take place via Teams.


  • With the launch of this competition we hope to give young people across Norfolk access to developing their own music production using YuStuidio as well as supporting Norfolk teachers to embed Music Technology into the curriculum in primary music.

Led by Max Wheeler

Max is a recording artist as one half of duo Anushka with over ten million plays worldwide. The group has received Radio 1 plaudits from Annie Mac, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs and others, and has toured the world from Texas to Siberia via Vietnam!

He is also the author and Programme Director of the VIP Studio Sessions online learning platform for Charanga, winner of the Music Teacher Award for Best Digital Resource in 2018 and currently in use by 50,000 secondary school students in the UK and around the world.


Please register here