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Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD)

+852 (0)2891 8482

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Art therapy service center

Art therapy services (including music, visual, drama, dance, expression art, etc.) for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients, victims of domestic violence, autistic children and stroke patients:

  1. Moving Circle Dance and Action Therapy Workshop
  2. Three places of creative art therapy exchange - step into the body and mind health seminar
  3. International Symposium on Creative Arts and Treatment for Children, Parents and Caregivers
  4. Expressing art therapy and psychosocial rehabilitation workshops
  5. Drama Therapy and Mental Rehabilitation Service Seminar

The seminars have workshops and publications and the participants have been well received by the industry.

About CCCD – Sustaining Community Cultural Development

Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD) is a pioneering non-profit arts organisation based in Hong Kong. We promote and practise peoples’ culture/community arts.

We are dedicated to embrace diversity, to go beyond geographical boundaries, and to establish collaborative relationships with both local and international artists and arts organisations. We are grateful to all who support us to achieve our mission!

CCCD was founded by a group of social workers and artists (visual art, theatre, community arts). Located in the Shek Kip Mei Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), we work on a variety of community cultural development projects within and beyond the local community. We believe that arts could cultivate personal qualities, empower individuals, and equip them to face social changes.

Our Vision and Mission

We believe …

  • in ‘Community Arts / Peoples’ Culture’. Everyone can enjoy art as an active creator and audience
  • in ‘Arts Empowerment’ of individuals and community towards personal and societal growth and social solidarity. Everyone can voice out and express oneself through different art forms such as visual art, music, dance, drama
  • artistic expression can help to embrace social inclusion
  • arts therapy facilitates self-understanding, encourages the utilisation of inner resources, and promotes individuals’ well-being, fosters strong mutual trust and support among communities, which can generate positive structural changes in society

Service Users

  • Individual and Family: for whoever wishing to pursue wellness of body-mind-spirit and the beauty of life
  • Organisation: NGOs, schools, healthcare professionals, social workers, volunteers are welcome
  • Community: neighbours, disadvantaged groups, migrant workers, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, especially in Sham Shui Po and Yau Ma Tei
  • Corporate: training, relaxation, retreat for employees

We look forward to creating a society in which art is seen as one of its pillars.

Community Cultural Development Model

CCCD Hong Kong Community Cultural Development Model

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More Music

+44 (0)1524 831997

13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT, UK

More Music can provide music-making workshops for your school or organisation that are high-quality and fully participatory. We involve all pupils and staff in fun and inspiring musical activities during school hours and for after-school clubs, as well as one-offs such as reward days and school arts festivals.

You could book one session, a full term or an academic year, just get in touch and let us know how we can help.

Email learning@moremusic.org.uk or call +44 (0)1524 831 997 for more information.

North-West England

More Music is a community music and education charity based in the West End of Morecambe, working throughout Lancashire, the North West of England and internationally.

Our year-round programme covers a breadth of music-making activity involving people of all ages and backgrounds. We are one of the longest-running and most highly regarded community music and education organisations in the UK.

More Music has a history of over 25 years of national and international projects that demonstrate flexibility, belief, imagination, partnership and connection.

Our Mission

More Music aims to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through creative arts activities, particularly music.

Our Values

Access: To create opportunities for people from across the social spectrum including people from diverse communities and those with different needs.

Imagination: To create new and innovative work of the highest quality that gives individuals an opportunity to discover and share their unique voices.

Community: To lead on work that transforms communities and develops practice that uses the arts to transform people’s lives.

Posted In  CharitiesEducation & outreach providers and  Training providers

EPTA UK

+44 (0)8456 581054

London, United Kingdom

Services to Members

  • 3 Helplines
  • Advice Notes
  • A Members Handbook
  • Register of Members (updated annually) - alphabetical and geographical

Stationery

  • A range of stationery is available, including forms for reports, contracts and accounts, and a membership certificate.

Piano Teachers’ Information Centre

  • The Piano Teachers’ Information Centre is housed at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. It contains a valuable reference collection of books, music, teaching methods, audio and video tapes which members are entitled to use.
  • The collection relies on donations from publishers, authors and other individuals. These are always welcome and should be sent to Susan Bettaney at Chetham's School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB.

The John Bigg Scholarship Fund

  • This fund provides bursaries for talented young pianists in need. Details and application forms are available to members from the Administrator.
  • Any contributions to the Fund, via the Administrator, would be most gratefully received.

The Mark Ray Memorial Fund

  • This new fund, established in memory of Mark Ray, who gave so much to EPTA, is for Continual Professional Development. Application forms are available to members from the Administrator.
  • Any contributions to the Fund, via the Administrator, would be most gratefully received.

London

About EPTA

EPTA – the European Piano Teachers Association, UK Ltd was founded in 1978 by Carola Grindea, who also founded a Europe-wide co-ordinating body, EPTA.

EPTA now has Associations in almost every European country, and an International Conference of all EPTA Associations is held in a different country each year.

Mission, Vision and Aims

Mission

EPTA’s purpose is to raise the standard of piano teaching, piano performance and general musicianship in the UK by providing opportunities for pianists, piano teachers and other interested parties

  • to exchange ideas
  • to learn from others
  • to share the experience of high quality performances
  • to undertake research
  • to share information through meetings, seminars, courses, conferences and publications

Vision

EPTA seeks to encourage:

  • excellence in piano playing and piano teaching
  • wider participation, especially among young people, in playing the piano
  • greater opportunity for performance, both solo and ensemble
  • increased access to concerts and recitals in all ways, eg: locality, transport, cost, frequency
  • the promotion of piano performance, at all levels, and from all sources
  • increased discrimination amongst audiences over the quality of performances
  • greater recognition of their achievement for those who perform well, at whatever level
  • wider acceptance of the educational value of learning to play an instrument, in particular, an instrument on which harmonic sonorities are readily accessible
  • wider acceptance of the value of such musical skills as sight playing, ear playing, memorising and improvising;
  • a growing repertoire of high quality music for pianists of all levels;
  • thorough training of all piano teachers in both the pedagogical and the musical aspects of their profession;
  • recognition of such training by the award of an appropriate qualification;
  • recognition, by parents and students, of such a qualification as a minimum standard for anyone setting up a piano teaching practice;
  • a proper perspective in the use of examination systems

Aims

The aims of EPTA UK are to promote excellence in piano teaching and performance, to bring teachers and performers together and to raise standards within the profession.

EPTA aims to fulfil its mission by:

  • promoting conferences, concerts, lectures, seminars, workshops, masterclasses and other events
  • producing a professional Magazine, a Members’ Handbook and other publications
  • mounting courses for established teachers and students
  • promoting research into piano playing and piano teaching
  • organising competitions for performers and for composers
  • offering bursaries and awards
  • expanding the regional network and supporting the work of Regional Organisers
  • encouraging the work of ‘EPTA Young Artists’
  • expanding the mentor system for teachers, and maintaining a Helpline
  • establishing a reference library of audio and video recordings, books and other printed materials relating to the keyboard

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Echo Factory

+44 (0)116 253 5657

68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, UK

BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance Degree

Gain knowledge and real-life experience to launch a lifelong career as a performing musician, songwriter or composer (bass, drums, guitar, vocals and other instruments). Industry-insider tutors will develop your unique talent and passion in the direction you choose. Classes are small with one-to-one tuition and mentoring. Understand the latest production and promotion techniques, how to collaborate and network, and be ready to seize amazing opportunities.

BA (Hons) Music Business Degree

Love music? Learn the business and take your position in the exciting and ever-evolving world of music.  Gain the insight, attitude and skills to successfully launch and develop global acts. Collaborate with artists and industry professionals, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Study where music comes from, how it’s created, its evolution and its cultural impact.  If you want to study business and excel in the creative industries, you will learn the strategies and market intelligence to succeed.

Industry Connections

  • Echo Factory students have access to key decision makers within the music industry. 

Industry Placements & Projects

  • Industry experience isn’t about getting placements at a major label where you merely make cups of coffee for two weeks! Industry placements and projects with established professionals are a core part of our degree courses and with Echo Factory, you will gain access to the industry from your very first year.
  • We work closely with key players in the global music and creative industries to offer work placements as well as practical projects that support learning.

Music Industry eXchange (MI-X)

  • We offer pro sessions and networking events that put you in direct contact with some of the biggest names in the industry. These events are hugely beneficial for anyone breaking in to the industry whether you’re a musician, singer, producer, song writer or entrepreneur.

Echo Factory Label

  • All students at Echo Factory work on our in-house label. The Music Business students effectively run the label with the assistance of our industry professional tutors, whilst the performance students have the opportunity to release singles, EP’s and albums.

Showcase Events

  • Echo Factory hosts regular showcase events that feature both student bands and local artists. We invite industry representatives to these events to aide your exposure.

East Midlands

Study for your Music university degree at Echo Factory

We offer degree courses covering Music Performance, Business and Production to empower you with the skills, knowledge and experience for long-lasting success in the music industry.
Our approach is personal. Our outlook is global. Our ethos is inclusive. Be part of a music school like no other.


The Echo Factory ethos

  • Echo Factory offers you the highest level of professional music training and 360 degree knowledge of the music industry: Music, Performance and Business.
  • Our courses are uniquely industry-focused and flexible, empowering you to develop your passion and talent in whichever direction you choose.

We focus on individual talents and develop your distinctive creativity. 

  • Learn how to make a success out of what you love most! Our teaching takes place in the real world, enabling you to launch a successful career in the music industry.
  • It’s learning at its most vibrant, creative and professional.  Unlike any other, Echo Factory looks, feels and sounds like a music school should.

We give you one-to-one tuition, mentoring and guidance from our tutors, who are all music industry professionals.  

  • With fully accessible facilities, our newly refurbished building houses our own live venue, record label, recording studio, band practice facilities, cutting edge business hub, music classrooms, lecture theatre, café and chill out zone.

Our outlook is global, our ethos is inclusive.

  • Come and experience the buzz and excitement of Echo Factory! Echo Factory is an innovative music school at the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter – one of the UK’s fastest growing centres for creative businesses and new technology.
  • With its multicultural influences and burgeoning music scene it’s the place to study, collaborate, experiment and develop.

You will value that we are personable, bespoke, inspirational and…real value for money!

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Rhythmix

+44 (0)870 141 7484

Rhythmix, Queens Road, Brighton, United Kingdom

South-East England

Rhythmix is a music and social welfare charity that provides opportunities for music-making to people in challenging circumstances.

We believe in the power of music to transform lives and that everyone should have the chance to express themselves through music. Music-making gives people the opportunity to gain independence and an insight into their skills, to hone their talents and to engage with professional musicians as their Rhythmix tutors.

Working with people in challenging circumstances

We work with vulnerable people across the South-East of England, including children and young people (in care, with disabilities, with mental health problems, in hospital and hospices), people who are homeless and older people with dementia.

We are supported by public donations and through our partner organisations.

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Markson Pianos

+44 (0)20 7935 8682

7-8 Chester Court, Albany St, London NW1 4BU, United Kingdom

  • Piano Sales
  • Piano Hire/Rental
  • Advice
  • Tuning

London

Markson Pianos, London’s famous piano store, founded in 1910, is a third-generation family business. We specialise in the sale and hire of new and secondhand (pre-owned) acoustic and digital, upright and grand pianos.

We aim to offer good value for money, expert advice and unparalleled after sales service through the essential ingredients of a superb selection of pianos for sale and hire.

Our services include hire, maintenance, restoration, removal and tuning of pianos, together with supplying you with the latest technology the music industry has to offer, such as retrofit self-playing mechanisms and silent systems. We specialise in long and short term piano hire in London, the south east and the UK.

At Markson Pianos, we are proud to cater for all your piano needs and our professional, dedicated and experienced staff reflect the service and knowledge we offer our customers.

Posted In  Instrument retailersMusical instruments and  Piano tuners and technicians

Choir Schools’ Association

+44 (0)13 5922 1333

The St, Market Weston, Diss, United Kingdom

Choir Schools are amazing places where young choristers enjoy learning and playing. Their work takes them into stunningly beautiful buildings on a daily basis.

There is no better educational and musical training start for boys and girls aged 7 years and up who love to sing. The Choir Schools Association is here to help parents and youngsters to make the most of this incredible opportunity.


CSA represents 46 schools attached to cathedrals, churches and college chapels in Great Britain and elsewhere.

The Association:

  • Supports and promotes choral music in the Christian tradition
  • Promotes the values of choir school education, supporting choir schools and their heads
  • Promotes singing locally, nationally and internationally

Many CSA members are fee-paying independent schools. However, CSA also has some of the finest state schools in England in membership, as well as a number of cathedrals and churches without choir schools.

In addition we have overseas choir schools in Ireland, New Zealand, and USA as members.

CSA was founded in 1918 but represents school foundations dating back many centuries.

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Arts Council England

+44 (0)161 934 4317

The Hive, 49 Lever Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

Arts Council England works to get great art and culture to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich peopleÍs lives.

As the national development agency for the arts, they support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

Arts Council England is a distributor of public and National Lottery money in England.

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The Stoller Hall

Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, UK

An active strand of family concerts, workshops and masterclasses; adult learning and discussion; close connections with music education across Greater Manchester; collaboration between professional and emerging artists. All of these things combine to make The Stoller Hall a place for music, for learning, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, for those who wish to listen, for those who wish to watch, and for those who wish to play.

Current and forthcoming projects

We’re delighted to welcome the Stoller Hall Outreach Ensemble – a newly-formed ensemble of superb professional musicians, all committed to Chetham’s ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange with audiences of all ages.

The Outreach Ensemble will present an ongoing series of concerts specially devised for schools and families with children aged around 7 and upwards. Through musical excerpts, conversation, clues and practical activities, children will discover the magical world of music and how it plays its part in storytelling, mathematics and sport.

View the full range of School and Family concerts here!

Information for concert promoters

The Stoller Hall features an acoustically immaculate auditorium designed by Stephenson Studio and Arup Acoustics, with full technical, Front of House and Box Office support.

Promoters bringing artists to The Stoller Hall will benefit from:

  • A brand new, 482-seat auditorium with fully accessible facilities, VIP areas and spacious Atrium for refreshments, merchandising and pre-show events.
  • A state-of-the-art acoustic developed by Arup, creating the perfect space for chamber music, jazz, recitals, recordings, popular music or spoken word.
  • High quality, brand new PA and lighting with in-house technical support.
  • Inclusion in our season brochure and in local listings, with full Box Office provision and marketing support.
  • High quality backstage and rehearsal facilities for artists and crew.
    An intimate yet impressive setting providing a unique audience experience in the heart of Manchester.

North-West England

The Stoller Hall is an exceptional new concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, in the heart of Manchester in the UK.

Chetham’s has long identified the need for a high quality performance space, suited to the outstanding musical talent of its students.  Furthermore, the city of Manchester – whilst well endowed with music venues, ranging from the classical elegance of The Bridgewater Hall to the vibrant energy of Band on the Wall – lacked a space designed for chamber music, combining the intimacy of a small venue with impressive visual and acoustic design.

When Chetham’s New School Building opened in 2012, funding limitations meant that the planned concert hall existed only as a void.  Three years later, generous donations from the Stoller Charitable Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation turned the vision into reality, and building work began. On 21 April 2017 it opened its doors with a celebratory Opening Weekend, beginning with a live broadcast of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and including performances by jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, comedian Ted Robbins, and conductor Sir Mark Elder alongside an orchestra of student and professional musicians.

The Hall’s stunning architecture, designed by Stephenson STUDIO, resulted in a national RIBA Award in 2017, when it was named one of the 49 best new buildings in the country. Acoustics by Arup have set a standard described by Robert Beale for the Arts Desk as, ‘deliver(ing) the music as if every hearer is in the conductor’s shoes’.

The Stoller Hall is establishing a reputation as a home for professional touring artists and for Manchester’s musicians, in a vibrant programme of music and performance. Festivals, family and school concerts, new music, comedy, folk and jazz together offer something for every audience, and running through the programme is the ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange which have come to epitomise Chetham’s role in the city.

The Hall has also proven its worth as a centre for conferencing, rehearsals and recording, with a succession of high profile clients from the city’s cultural and business community. The Hall has its own entrance on Hunts Bank, superb technical facilities and boasts superb transport links, located directly opposite Victoria Station.

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Music Publishers Association

+44 (0)333 077 2350

Synergy House, 114-118 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AA, UK

The Music Publishers Association exists to:

  • safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them
  • represent these interests to government, the music industry, the media and the public
  • provide publishers with a forum, a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses
  • promote an understanding of the value of music and the importance of copyright
  • and provide information and guidance to members of the public.

London

Music publishing generates over a quarter of the UK music industry’s £2.5 billion in export revenue and British songwriters wrote or co-wrote 21 of the top 100 selling works in the US in 2016.

As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA aims to promote the value of publishing to the wider music industry, creative industry, government and the general public.

The MPA also owns and operates two commercial businesses:

Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society – MCPS is the UK collection society that licenses mechanical (or reproduction) copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members.
Printed Music Licensing Ltd – PMLL represents music publishers to allow UK schools to make copies of printed music.
Collectively, these subsidiary businesses are known as the MPA Group. The MPA offers a number of other commercial functions for music publishers – including our range of widely-used template contracts, our blanket industry agreements, and in our role as the national agent for the dissemination of ISMNs.

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Faber Music

+44 (0)20 7908 5310

Bloomsbury House, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom

London

Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber. Seeking a publisher that would offer the highest score production standards and tailored services to promote and disseminate his works, it was Benjamin Britten who triggered the venture. The principles on which it was founded have been the company’s hallmark ever since. Shortly after its birth, The Times newspaper called Faber Music “the new champion of quality in music publishing”. Fifty years on, the company is now one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, media, and printed pop and educational music, enjoying a reputation as one of the most influential publishers of serious contemporary classical music in the world.

At the core of Faber Music’s print catalogue are tutors, repertoire and educational publications by world-renowned figures in their respective fields, including Fanny Waterman, Paul Harris and Pam Wedgwood. Most recent is the launch of the Lang Lang Piano Academy, a learning method created by one of the most influential pianists the world has ever seen.

Besides repertory works by Vaughan Williams, Arnold, Holst and Britten, Faber Music’s performance catalogue features one of the most distinguished lists of internationally recognised house composers, including George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen, Jonathan Harvey and, most recently, Anders Hillborg. The company’s established British core (Colin and David Matthews, Julian Anderson, Nicholas Maw, Tansy Davies) is complemented by a strong Australian connection, (Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Matthew Hindson), and a growing catalogue of young talent (Francisco Coll, Martin Suckling and Tom Coult).

Faber Music also handles Carl Davis’s renowned scores for great films of the silent era (including NapoleonThe General and the Chaplin Mutuals), Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the concert works of Paul McCartney, Howard Goodall and Jonny Greenwood, and the classical/electronic composer Anna Meredith.

The company’s substantial media division represents outstanding internationally established composers of music for film and television, including Howard Goodall (Vicar of DibleyMr Bean), Jonny Greenwood (There will be blood) and Carl Davis (Pride & Prejudice, Cranford). Through its subsidiary Rights Worldwide Ltd it offers a specialist service of copyright administration to media composers and production companies. Award-winning composers include Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), Jeremy Sams (Enduring Love), Simon Rogers (Hustle) and Dan Jones (Any Human Heart).

Following an exclusive European print licence deal with Warner Chappell in 2005, the catalogue now encompasses some of the most famous names in popular 20th-century music: Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, an array of Broadway and West End musicals and some of the biggest names in contemporary pop and rock, including Radiohead, Elbow and Muse. As the exclusive agent for the Warner Chappell rental catalogue outside North America, Faber Music handles a vast array of musicals (including Bugsy Malone), operas, operettas and popular concert works (including Gershwin, Bax, Coates and Loewe).

Faber Music’s philosophy is to identify and support outstanding composing and other creative musical ability wherever it is to be found, and to provide supreme service for all of its partners and customers by nurturing a close working relationship with each. The company continues to build up and promote its music copyrights internationally, and is proud to provide distribution and administration facilities of unrivalled excellence.

Posted In  Publishers and  Sheet music publishers

Tido Music

+44 (0) 207 553 4001

2-6 Bache's Street, London N1 6DN, United Kingdom

London

Tido is a platform for discovering, learning and playing music. Unlimited access to a growing range of piano sheet music, expert video tutorials and performances, and much more. 

Transform your piano playing with Tido Music:

  • No more page turns! Tido Music listens to you and turns pages automatically
  • Real, professional recordings – not MIDI – synchronised with sheet music. Adjust the tempo and jump to anywhere in the music
  • Personalise your scores with annotations such as fingerings and dynamics
  • Watch performances from leading pianists in 3 close-up views
  • Improve your technique with exclusive guidance, practice tips and advice
  • Learn more about the composers and their music with expert commentary and analysis
  • With music from Bach, Mozart and Debussy to Gershwin, Radiohead and La La Land.

 

Posted In  Sheet music publishers and  Software & app developers

Yamaha Music London

+44 (0)20 7432 4400

152-160 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8YA, UK

London

Yamaha Music London – A unique musical retail store that hits all the right notes! Yamaha Music London is an exciting destination for musicians and aspiring musicians right in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho. We are Yamaha’s only flagship music store outside of Japan and we have a stellar selection of musical instruments, music gear and accessories for you to discover.

Our unique store is located a stone’s throw from Oxford Street and just around the corner from the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Start your musical journey with us by climbing the sweeping staircase which guides you up into our epic Piano Hall displaying a collection of entry-level pianos alongside the Grandest of Grand Pianos through to the very latest Avant Grand and TransAcoustic pianos. Even those who have never learned to play Chopsticks will be wowed! We encourage our customers to try before they buy and with Tokio Myers, Jamie McCullum and Jools Holland ambassadors for Yamaha you never know who you might spot instore!

The Lifestyle experience on the ground floor features modern keyboards, the world’s most popular digital piano and a comprehensive range of brass and woodwind instruments. There are dedicated product areas for Yamaha violins, cellos and the world famous Silent String range. Sssssh! Silent Technology Yamaha is a leading innovator not only in musical instruments but also for its’ award-winning Silent Technology. Silent Technology allows brass players, drummers, violinists, pianists of all levels to practice almost anywere, anytime. Instruments can be played almost silently whilst using headphones without disturbing family, flatmates or neighbours!

The ProSounds Zone for pro musos or those who want to take their music performance and production skills up a level, has a professional musical zone featuring a music stage, live-working PA system and lighting plus instruments for stage, studio and stadiums. Don’t miss the largest display of Yamaha guitars in Europe – an impressive collection whether you are picking your first acoustic guitar or the latest RevStar!

Yamaha Experts Experts will be on hand to give advice whether you’re puzzled about plectrums or overwhelmed by oboes. If you have never played before, and are thinking of picking up an instrument for the first time, the Yamaha Music London team are on hand to guide you through the range, and help you to find the perfect musical instrument of your dreams. Yamaha Music London LIVE! Yamaha Music London has a lineup of live music events from funk to flamenco and country to classical taking place instore all year round AND entry is free!

Due to Yamaha’s close ties with the music industry the events often feature new break through musicians as well as music legends, ProMusicians and leading sound production experts. The demonstrations, workshops, classes and recitals are usually FREE but it is always advisable to reserve your place online. For all the latest events check out the YML calendar here

The store is well-served by public transport, with Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road London Underground stations just minutes away and various bus routes calling at Oxford Street.

Posted In  Instrument manufacturersInstrument retailers and  Software and equipment suppliers

Drums for Schools

0800 1577 686

21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL, United Kingdom

East Midlands

Drums for Schools are different: we’re motivated to make music, not money and we’re passionate about making music-making accessible to everyone.

This means making it easy for players of any ability to get involved, providing support for players and teachers and making it all affordable. It also means Fair Trade, sustainable and recycled materials and brilliant customer service.

Our musical instruments and collections have been tried and tested in hundreds of schools and nurseries in the UK and overseas and all are inclusive, SEN-friendly and fully guaranteed.

We’ve an award-winning range for the Early Years and our acclaimed primary and secondary Class Instrumental Teaching Packs enable both music teachers and non-specialists to satisfy National Music Plan and National Curriculum requirements and make an immediate and long-lasting impact in the classroom and after school.

Posted In  Instrument retailers and  Training providers

The Piano Teachers’ Course UK Ltd

+44 (0)7831 164430

33 Twyford Avenue, London, UK

PTC UK is specifically for pianists and piano teachers who wish to enhance their professional teaching skills, come together for inspiration and become part of a motivated & supportive musical network.

Focused around the main course dates, PTC offers a range of additional workshops and sessions for both PTC Alumni and any interested pianists,  piano teachers and students.

The PTC UK Courses

The Cert PTC

A 15-day part-time course running from September 2018 to June 2019, comprising a comprehensive programme of lectures, workshops and seminars; tutor groups, independent study and practice; written & video assignments – and concerts. It culminates in the Cert PTC if all elements have been fulfilled and the pass mark achieved.

The Dip PTC

A higher level of Cert PTC awarded to students who have demonstrated high levels of excellence with their work.

The Certificate of Professional Development

The same 15-day course, but without the written assignments. For those who already have high level qualifications, or who simply do not wish to undertake the written work.

The ABRSM CME

The Certificate for Music Educators. This add-on qualification works in greater depth, with the focus on evidence-based learning. Running parallel with the Cert PTC from October 2018 through to the following autumn. Ideally taken at the same time as the Cert PTC, but can be spread over two years. The qualification is on par with a PGCE.

The Teaching DipABRSM & LRSM

A full course for the practical elements of the qualification, including Grade 6 theory – and for the written submission if not a PTC graduate. The dates correspond with the PTC 2018-19 course dates.

CPD Workshops, Teachers’ Discussion Forums and Private Lessons

In response to demand, PTC’s new programme of independent lectures, workshops and teachers’ discussion forums – open to any interested pianists, piano teachers and students. From October, on the same dates as seven of the PTC 2018-19 course days, presenting a wide range of sessions – including the option for private consultations and lessons.
Tutors will be a combination of the PTC Principal Tutors and guest presenters.

2019 Open Days

Available on 6 course days in spring 2019, providing the opportunity to come and observe – for those potentially interested in enrolling on PTC 2019-20 or anyone wanting a refresher of the PTC syllabus.

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Creative United

+44 (0)20 7759 1111

New Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

London

Creative United provides a range of financial products and services designed to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries.

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OpenUp Music

+44 (0)117 914 0917

8 Melbourne Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

South-West England

Playing music as part of a school or youth orchestra can be a truly life changing experience, encouraging children and young people to develop their talents and to experience teamwork, self-discipline, and individual expression. Unfortunately it is an experience that is closed to most disabled children and young people.

School orchestras are a very rare sight within special schools, there are very few youth ensembles that make provision for young disabled musicians and there is currently no national youth orchestra for those disabled by conventional musical instruments.

OpenUp (formally the MUSE Project) is a Community Interest Company with a simple mission – to open up orchestras and instruments to young disabled musicians. Whether that involves creating a musical instrument you can play with your eyes; providing tuition on an instrument you can control with your feet; or working with a school to help them establish their first school orchestra. OpenUp is there to help young disabled musicians to play a musical instrument, to develop their musicianship, and to experience the joy of performing as part of an orchestra for the very first time.

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Drake Music

+44 20 7739 5444

60 – 61 Old Nichol Street, London, United Kingdom

Our four key programme strands:

Learning & Participation – We deliver outreach and education initiatives in a wide range of settings, offering a wide range of high quality, lifelong-learning opportunities.

Training & Consultancy – We offer training and consultancy to music hubs, schools, arts organisations and more to share our expertise in SEND music delivery.

Research & Development – We bridge the gap between musicians and hackers, developers and technology makers to pioneer new accessible music technology.

Artistic Development – We support professional disabled musicians to develop their artistic practice so that they can play a major part in the cultural landscape.

Our Learning & Participation programme creates opportunities for disabled people to learn and develop as musicians – from primary school through to adulthood.

Our skilled team has an excellent track record of developing and delivering outreach, training and education initiatives for disabled musicians of all ages and abilities.

We research and develop new accessible musical instruments and technologies to create more ways with, by and for disabled people to make music.

Our artistic development programme supports disabled musicians to progress their work and we offer training and consultancy for teachers, music hubs and other organisations.

Drake Music is the leading UK national organisation working in music, disability and technology.

Our vision

Non-disabled people can make music in many ways and at many different levels. Our vision is an open, inclusive and accessible musical culture — a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, instruments and encouragement, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.

Who we are

Drake Music is a national arts charity working across the UK, with bases in Bristol, Manchester and London. We are a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and are also funded through Youth Music.

We have been pioneering the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible for over 20 years. In that time, we have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music.

We are experts in inclusive music-making in education and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making at all levels.

What we do

Central to our work is the belief that everyone can fulfill their creative and musical potential, given the right opportunities.

We work where music, disability and technology meet to:

  •  create opportunities and instruments that make music fully accessible
  •  increase participation in music-making at all levels
  •  build an integrated musical culture where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals

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NYMAZ

+44 (0)19 0454 3382

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW, United Kingdom

Yorkshire and Humberside

We run music projects for 0-19-year-olds living in North Yorkshire, working with professional musicians to help children and young people develop new musical and personal skills, explore their creativity and build their confidence.

Working with brilliant partners like Live Music Now, Harrogate International Festivals, Connecting Youth Culture, Accessible Arts & Media, Musicport, Dales Jam, Skipton Extended Learning for All and Skipton Camerata, our projects cover a wide range of genres from pop and rock to jazz, world, classical and folk.

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Sound Connections

+44 (0)20 7729 7220

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom

London

Sound Connections develops, enables and empowers individuals and organisations to deliver high-quality music-making with children and young people across London.

We achieve this through three interconnected strands of activity:

  • Music programmes and projects: We are uniquely placed to manage meaningful partnerships and programmes providing music-making activities for 0-24-year-olds across London. In partnership, we provide music-making, mentoring and work experience opportunities to develop young people and improve their opportunities in life. We also bring young people into decision-making, enabling them to engage and contribute more fully to the debate around their provision.
  • Information and training: We provide a wide range of courses, bespoke advice and support to those delivering and managing activity to ensure higher quality music provision for young people. We also offer extensive information on job roles and work within the sector and signpost to a broad range of training and networking provision.
  • Research and development: By using the knowledge and evidence gathered from our activities, training programmes and relationships with over 2,500 members and regional and national decision-makers, we continue to inform and improve the music education sector.

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