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The Charanga Platform

Charanga’s configurable music teaching and learning platform is the foundation for all of its curriculum programmes, from Early Years to Primary and Secondary. Create and disseminate personalised lessons, units and Schemes alongside Charanga materials.


The teachers’ area of our platform contains a rich collection of resources covering all Curriculum for Excellence requirements for students aged 5–16. our resources are organised into Schemes of Work, Units, Courses, and individual lessons, all of which are customisable. our platform also houses an extensive instrumental programme covering over 25 instruments.

Music Teaching Tools

Unique to Charanga is the way we have combined rich musical content – Charanga originals and licenced from music publishers – with Charanga’s proprietary music teaching tools, which add value to our content, offer variety for teachers and support the full range of learning modalities.

Creative Tools

Music technology offers students new routes into music. A range of cutting-edge music creation tools on the platform supports students’ music-making, exploration and learning in and outside the classroom. YuStudio, our beginner-friendly, browser-based digital audio workstation (DAW), is the latest addition to the suite.

My Workspace for Teachers

Teachers can store, collect and organise resources, upload their own materials, and use both to create personalised lessons in the My Workspace area of our platform. Access your resources, create and edit your lessons, and share them with your pupils.

Your My Workspace Library is divided into four areas:

  1. My Resources

    My Resources is your personal library of resources to use in your teaching. Whenever you come across a Charanga resource you like, simply add it to the library by ‘starring’ it. You can upload your own into this area as well.

  2. My Lessons (a collection of resources)

    Each lesson is a collection, or playlist, of resources. There are two ways to build one:

    1. Start with a ready-made lesson and add or remove resources to or from it.
    2. Create a new lesson using the platform’s search facility to find resources before adding them alongside anything saved in My Resources.

    Your lessons can be shared with your pupils through Yumu, the platform’s online learning space for students. They can also be downloaded for use offline.

  3. My Units (a sequence of lessons)

    • Units you’ve starred and favourited when browsing our platform.
    • Units you’ve created using your own lessons and/or Charanga’s.
  4. My Schemes (custom Schemes of Work)

    • Your own shareable Scheme will appear here once you’ve created it.
    • Create a unique Scheme using Charanga's units or your own.

Yumu – a password-protected online learning space for students

Yumu is a secure online space where students learn, play and develop their musicianship. You can use Yumu to support every child and young person you teach. Setting up individuals and whole classes with an account is quick and easy, allowing you to manage and share personalised projects, lessons, and resources with them.

Students are grouped together in a Student Group or Groups for this purpose. Set assignments using your own favourite resources, exercises and pieces or Charanga’s, track students’ progress, or share anything they're working on in class. Pupils can also choose from ready-made learning packages to help grow their interest in specific areas of learning or musical activity independently.

Support and guidance

To ensure you’re getting the most out of everything the Charanga platform provides, please email We’d be delighted to hear from you.