Opinion

Embracing digital innovation in music tuition management

With music services under strain and tuition levels dropping, the industry must embrace digital innovation in tuition management, says Paritor CEO, Simon Dutton

A model music curriculum?

In this post, Dr Jonathan Savage, Managing Director of UCan Play, reflects on the UK Government’s announcement on 11 January 2019 that they will be publishing a model… Read more

It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it: evolving the concert experience

Hugh Hodgson School of Music Professor, Cynthia Johnston Turner, challenges players and audiences to loosen up the classical concert experience

Brexit and music: Theme and Variations

Recently, the composer Howard Goodall had an encounter with a man at a currency exchange desk at Heathrow airport in London and tweeted the conversation thus: Nice… Read more

Grand Union Orchestra – nurturing the Second Generation

Co-founder and Director of the Grand Union Orchestra, Tony Haynes, argues that – in the fast-changing demographic of Britain today – migrant and migrant-descended musicians can and should… Read more

Mainstreaming music technology

MUSIC:ED’s Music Technology Editor, George Hess, introduces our new content hub. The other day, a teacher asked a social media group for help with planning a music… Read more

Time for a reality check? Ciaran O’Donnell on two new studies into instrumental learning

New research shows more children in the West Midlands are learning to play an instrument. Ciaran O’Donnell, Head of Music Service at Birmingham’s Services for Education, asks is this music to our ears?

Putting people at the centre: a new way of working

Amble Skuse has been selected for a residency with the British Paraorchestra. With a busy portfolio career, the writer, composer and performer says her Person-Centred Approach can… Read more