VIP Studio Sessions

We've launched an upgraded version of Charanga’s award-winning VIP programme for the secondary music classroom and to support remote learning. VIP supports the teaching and learning of contemporary music genres and is the perfect introduction to music technology and production.

Users work through a series of video tutorials to learn how to create music and develop tracks in Charanga’s YuStudio DAW. Beyond this, young people can go more deeply into a unit to refine their compositions and explore music production in greater depth.

The tutorials follow a six-week approach with students learning how to compose in the following genres:

Unit 1

Rap Beats
Focus: Music for Rap

Unit 2

House
Focus: Music for Dance

Unit 3

Pop
Focus: Chord Progressions

Unit 4

Grime
Focus: Creative use of sound and working with rap vocals

Unit 5

Afrobeats
Focus: Use of Melody

Unit 6

Lofi Hip Hop
Focus: Groove, Swing and Sampling

For each genre, the video tutorials:

  • explore the characteristics of the genre
  • focus on key musical and stylistic aspects
  • support music-making in Charanga’s YuStudio DAW
  • enable deeper learning

Over the past five years, VIP has developed an avid following among teachers and students who love its contemporary approach and industry-relevant content. This new version is even easier to use than its predecessor, and we will add more genres and features to it regularly.

These units will support your music curriculum for students aged 11–14 and beyond, and provide extension and enrichment opportunities across the school.