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The arts sector should take the reins of recovery

Lord Neil Mendoza’s recent talk at the 2020 Creative Coalition Festival highlighted a problem that has dogged arts education for decades: how do you quantify its value?
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The Rattle opens creative space in Los Angeles

One of Los Angeles longest-running film studios is seeing a new lease of life as a production, business and innovation hub for music collective The Rattle
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Steinberg releases Cubase 11

German music software giant Steinberg has launched the eleventh version of digital audio workstation, Cubase
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Orchestras For All offers state schools free online support

The UK music education charity Orchestras for All has offered its Modulo Programme to UK secondary state schools free of charge for the coming year
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First round of Youth Music Incubator Fund beneficiaries announced

The first round of Youth Music’s Incubator Fund grants has been revealed and 31 creative organisations will receive up to £30,000 to help tackle inequality in the music industry
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London’s Guildhall expands its online short course programme

As the arts education sector continues to react to the pandemic, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has launched seven online short courses to its offering
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Rockschool launches online learning platform for teachers

Rockschool (RSL Awards) has developed a brand new platform for teachers to support their online work. The RSL Learning Platform allows teachers to assign tasks to their students, giving learners increased focus and more precise feedback
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Help Musicians opens three doors to funding

The UK independent charity Help Musicians has launched three new routes to funding for musicians suffering loss of income in the current crisis
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Sunak’s self-employment support is a short-term panacea

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer doubled the support for freelance workers from 40 percent of average trading profits following the announcement of the second lockdown in England
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Teaching music goes on(line) at the Southeast Asia Music Academy conference

Representatives from ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) and Trinity College London are among those gathering online for the Southeast Asia Music Academy's inaugural event
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The professional opera community unites under Opera UK

Covid-19 has precipitated the launch of a new group to unite the forces of professional opera in the UK and sixteen major opera companies have invested in it
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Abbey Road launches scholarships for young black British students

The Abbey Road Institute at the famous recording studios in North London has launched a scholarship programme to fund two black British students on their Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering course
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BPI and Brits donate money to the crew

The British Phonographic Industries and The BRIT Awards have donated £54,000 to the Covid-19 Relief Fund, run by the Production Services Association Welfare and Benevolent Fund, known as Stagehand
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Fingering is a crucial element in piano playing and, surprisingly, it’s often overlooked even at advanced levels, says Melanie Spanswick
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Combining Soundtrap with Zoom to take Marching Band virtual

Last spring, during the throes of COVID restrictions, staff at the University of Central Missouri found a virtual…

Why do we need music as schools reopen after Covid-19?

As schools in England fully open their gates again in the wake of the pandemic, young people need music more than…

Five tips for instantly improving your piano performance

Whether you are a younger or older player, or a beginner or very advanced pianist, the following suggestions will…

Why it’s time to take up singing!

Jazz singer and LCCM vocal tutor Trudy Kerr extols the benefits of singing and shares her experiences of online…

The Complete Pianist – Review

Richard Beauchamp reviews Penelope Roskell's new resource for pianists and piano teachers

Back to school – back to singing?

UK national organisations Sing Up and Music Mark have commissioned a report for schools to support management of…
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