The survey revealed that lockdown has transformed the way in which UK music teachers deliver instrument tuition, with 87% of them adapting lessons for delivery online.
The survey also shows how more than a third of learners are actually progressing better than expected. It highlights how parents are getting more involved with their children's music lessons.
However, it also shows some of the downfalls in online teaching such as, poor connectivtiy, issues accessing instruments and internet for learners from disadvantaged background and job insecurity for some teachers remain challenges for music tuition.
ABRSM Chief Executive Michael Elliott said: “Lockdown is having some positive effects on music education in the UK. It has shown the adaptability of our music teaching colleagues and suggests that music pupils are devoting some of their extra spare time to practice and making greater than expected progress as a result."
Comments from teachers taking part in the survey show how parents have appreciated the impact of music lessons during lockdown. One teacher told the survey: “I have received numerous emails from parents mentioning that it has really helped to have some normality in their child’s life and they are very grateful for this opportunity.”
They also show how the lockdown has inspired permanent changes in the way many teachers give lessons. Another respondent said: “I'm glad this has given me the opportunity to get used to it … I will continue to offer both face-to-face and online lessons after lockdown.”