BhutanMusicFoundation

The Netherlands

  • BMF is initiating a quarterly magazine centered around the benefits of music in all disciplines: mathematics, spacial relationships, memory, language, social teamwork, collaborations, regular commitment and discipline and much, much more!
  • BMF plans bi-monthly Skype lessons with the Kilu students on how to practice efficiently. Many mental techniques will be presented that will help them in all their subjects, not just music.

The Kilu Mentorship Project - With Kilu Music School

    •    We are celebrating our 6th year of scholarships, ranging from 15-22 kids per year depending on local demand. Approximately 2000€ per year.

The BhutanMusicFoundation is a non-profit organisation formed in 2011 and based in The Netherlands for the creation and promotion of musical activity and education in Bhutan, with an emphasis on traditional Bhutanese cultural heritage.  

They also support general musical education and promote Bhutanese music abroad.

Message from the Kilu Music School board, 2018:
‘We would also like to thank you and the BMF for continuously supporting the mandate of Kilu. It would be difficult for the current board to keep the School going on without your full-time support.’


Header photo: Bhutanese children singing

Schools Printed Music Licence

+44 (0)20 7400 3100

London

The Schools Printed Music Licence covers copying from printed music.

The licence provides annual blanket permission to copy and reuse content from printed music in the following ways:

  • Make photocopies and scans from print music
  • Use score-writing software programs to arrange print music
  • Make notations by hand on copies of print music
  • Share print music on a school VLE

The Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML) has been introduced by Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL) and is available to schools exclusively from CLA. In most cases, the SPML is held or administered by representative bodies that act as agents between CLA and the schools.


Am I covered by the SPML?

Details of which institutions are covered are shown below:

  • State maintained schools in England
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Department of Education
  • State maintained schools in Scotland
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Scottish Government
  • State maintained schools in Northern Ireland
    All schools in this sector are covered under a national agreement with the Education Authority
  • State maintained schools in Wales
    Check with your local authority to see if they have opted to take the licence on your behalf
  • Independent schools in England
    Contact The Independent Association of Prep Schools for more information
  • Independent schools in Scotland
    Contact The Scottish Council of Independent Schools for more information

Support Resources

Please click on the links below to view user guides and licence terms

Writing Services

+44 (0)160 071 358

Monmouth, United Kingdom

Writing Services specialises in working with organisations involved in participatory/community arts, youth arts, music education, and arts in health.

I help them to help promote their work to funders, stakeholders and participants through a range of services including:

  • strategy
  • campaigns
  • copywriting
  • print
  • websites
  • articles
  • press/media
  • social media/e-news

I also provide specialist copywriting services for organisations in the charity, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Tileyard Education

Tileyard studios, Tileyard Road, London, UK

London

Tileyard is the largest professional music community in Europe and is home to 82 professional recording studios and more than 120 music and entertainment businesses including Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, The Prodigy, John Newman, Chase and Status, Maverick, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Sound Advice, Spitfire Audio, Tileyard Music, PLATOON and many more. 

Tileyard Education is the latest addition to the group and has launched a post-graduate and professional training facility housing a world-class recording studio, tech lab, production songwriting rooms and a lecture space.

‘Studying at Tileyard you’ll be surrounded by dozens of real-world creative music projects and people. The campus is buzzing with more than 1200 professionals so if you want to connect to what’s really happening in the music industry you can’t find a better place!’ – Michael Harwood, Partner, Tileyard Music


The Tileyard Education ethos

The Tileyard Education ethos, in a word, is Community.

Since 2010 a creative community has formed organically at Tileyard through the mindful curation of Nick Keynes, Managing Director, Tileyard Studios. Producers, artists and songwriters formed the first cohort and within a few years a dozen recording studios had been built and leased. An astonishing achievement on its own given the supposed downturn in the fortunes of the music industry.

But the community continued to grow. More studios were built and support businesses started to see the benefit of being close to the talent so labels, publishers, managers, agents, PR and marketing services began to take root.

Then the new technology companies arrived. Music and media platforms, apps, data management and marketing machines. In 2017 Tileyard continues to grow with the launch of Tileyard Education, new buildings coming online, more studios being built and exciting new sites being considered in other parts of the UK and around the world.

In this community coffees and conversations turn into partnerships and collaborations which turn into new songs, new recordings, new business and new friendships. People help each other out with equipment, experience, space and contacts. People rope each other into projects wherever possible. People are Tileyard and Tileyard is Community at work.

Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong

B1-1/F-29 General Office, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

The Department aims to be one of the premier arts education providers in the region and is committed to sustain a creative and dynamic learning environment in Music and Visual Arts that promotes and supports high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and knowledge transfer.

It aims to nurture skilled, knowledgeable and caring graduates and empower them to achieve academic and artistic excellence in transformative roles as innovative educators, enterprising community-based arts practitioners, creative thinkers and cultural leaders in the 21st Century.

The Department is committed to:

  • adopt a contemporary functional approach in our curriculum design which integrates the traditional and the contemporary with the broadest spectrum of creative arts practices relevant to the 21st Century;
  • enhance the learning of creative arts through emphasis on experiential and praxialapproaches to provide students with invaluable hands-on experiences essential to success in contemporary society;
  • provide a collaborative learning and research environment in creative arts, especially to encourage synergy between Music and Visual Arts;
  • integrate the learning of creative arts with technologies, and equip our students with sound knowledge and skills to keep up with the continuous educational and professional technological advancements in the diverse practices of creative arts;
  • nurture whole-person-development of our students through cultivation of key generic attributes integrated with curriculum to become an ethical, professional and responsible member of 21st Century society; and
  • enhance our research capacity in creating an ecology in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in music education, visual arts education and artistic practices in creative arts with applied research that creates inspiring and innovative knowledge with strong academic, professional, social impacts on education and the wider community.

Department of Music, University of Hong Kong

+852 3917 7045

Department of Music The University of Hong Kong 11/F Run Run Shaw Tower Centennial Campus Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong

The Music Department is a leading centre of research excellence in the region, with world-renowned scholars from across the globe who play a significant role in shaping the study of music today.

Students who graduate from the undergraduate and MPhil programmes continue their studies in many top tiers universities, including Harvard University, Cornell University, Princeton University, University of York, Oxford University, University of Michigan, City University of New York, University of Nottingham, and University of Wisconsin-Madison; and many win international prizes for their work. Joining the Department will connect students with the wider world of musicology.

The Department does not just think about music, it aims to make music happen. Its students engage and perform with much sought-after artists from across the world. The University Artists – from Trey Lee to the Julliard Quartet – inspire the HKU community with the best music making.

The Department covers instrumental tuition for music majors taking performance studies, carefully choosing teachers to meet individual needs. It provides opportunities for our composers to hear their works performed, often by major artists.

Combining scholarly discussion with musical events, the Department is connected with creative networks across Hong Kong and beyond. Our Concert Series, housed in the best acoustic in Hong Kong, is an arena for intellectually informed performances of an international standard, attracting full capacity audiences.

Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

+852 3411 5153

Rm AST801, Sing Tao Building Hong Kong Baptist University Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For over 50 years the Department of Music has provided hundreds of graduates with a practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music and music related fields.

Our programmes are designed to enable our graduates to work intelligently and creatively towards their own areas of special interest. Recent graduate have careers teaching music at University, local school, as well as in careers in arts management, radio and television production and other music-related fields. Many of our graduates have continued their studies in graduate schools worldwide including the USA and Europe.

The Department has 14 full-time, 12 part-time, and over 90 adjunct faculty, many of whom are leading artists and academics. The music composed and performed by the faculty artists is widely distributed worldwide through CDs, DVDs, live performances, and broadcasts, whereas writings by our scholars appear in international journals and books published by major presses. Though active in scholarly and creative activities, our teachers are committed to helping students reach a high level of musical and intellectual development.

Those accepted into our Programme study with scholars and teachers in music theory and analysis, composition, Chinese and Western music history, music education and performance. Individuals also have the opportunity to interact with outstanding scholars and performers from China and the West. The programme places a special emphasis on the role of technology and computer in various aspects of music, providing students with cutting edge equipment and facilities. These include the vast electronic instruments and recording technology available in the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre, Departmental Music Technology Centre, Laboratory for ImmersiveArts and Technology, and other facilities on campus.

Performance, creativity, and scholarship are all important parts of a music education at Baptist University. We place a strong emphasis on solo, chamber and ensemble composition and performance throughout the years of study, including performances with advanced technology, providing a rich experience in practical music making. In past years, Hong Kong Baptist University ensembles have performed extensively outside Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Baptist University Girl’s Choir has had tours to Korea, Singapore, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia, the United States, the Czech Republic and Russia. The Hong Kong Baptist University Choir has performed in Switzerland and Austria. The Collegium Musicum Hong Kong toured to London and Beijing.

The HKBU Symphony Orchestra presents at least two major concerts annually. Our composers have had major international performances and won distinguished awards in compositions for traditional acoustic instruments, electronic instruments, and film scoring. Our scholars have presented papers at major international conferences, obtained PhDs from major universities and now hold full-time faculty positions globally.

Department of Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong

(852) 3943 6716

Department of Music, 2/F, Hui Yeung Shing Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Founded in 1965, the Department of Music has been providing practical and academic training in both Chinese and Western music for over half a century.

It was Hong Kong’s first degree-granting music department and awarded its first BA diplomas in 1969. Since the 1980s it has offered a growing range of postgraduate studies: MPhil (1985) and PhD (1995), and currently offers courses leading to the MA, MMus, and DMus degrees as well. Today, there are about 130 undergraduate students enrolled in programmes leading to a BA in Music, and over 100 students in the postgraduate programmes.

The international teaching team of the Department of Music offers a wide range of expertise and a comprehensive curriculum. Training in applied music is offered by many of Hong Kong’s leading professional musicians.

The University’s library and archival collections for music are among the most important in Asia. The Department owns an extensive collection of Asian and Western instruments. Its performance facilities include the Lee Hysan Concert Hall, which has been recognised for its fine acoustics, and the Chung Chi College chapel. Students are offered a wide range performance opportunities: orchestra, wind orchestra, choir, and chamber music ensembles, and more specialised ensembles (including African drumming, Chinese Music, early music, and jazz).

British Flute Society

+44 (0)12 2867 0306

29 Eskdale Gardens, Purley CR8 1ET, United Kingdom

London

The British Flute Society is Europe’s oldest flute organisation and has a lot to offer its members.

Pan, the Society’s journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Three times a year Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.

Every quarter, Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, concert listings, courses, as well as reviews of new music, books, and recordings.

Membership to the British Flute Society includes:

  • a subscription to the British Flute Society’s journal, Pan
  • reduced rate entry to many BFS events
  • an introductory discount at AFT retailers (UK only)
  • a discount on instrument insurance (UK only) courtesy of Allianz Musical Insurance
  • access to a UK-wide network of BFS Area Representatives
  • access to the members’ area of the BFS website

The members’ area of the website includes:

  • the facility to manage your own membership details and subscriptions
  • a searchable archive of current and past copies of Pan
  • a member search to find like-minded people in your area
  • the facility to submit events or links to be advertised on the website
  • submission of articles for possible publication in Pan
  • a list of national flute choirs

ICMP

+44 (0)20 7328 0222

Foundation House, 1A Dyne Rd, London NW6 7XG, United Kingdom

London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, they have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.

ICMP pride themselves on the continuing success of their alumni – within 6 months of graduating, over 90% of graduates are in employment or further education; around two-thirds are engaged in music-related jobs or study; and the average salary of ICMP graduates is almost 12% above that for arts graduates. Key to their philosophy is the understanding that every student is unique. They focus on the needs and potential of individual students, ensuring that the music education they provide is tailored and personalised, offering the best chance of success in the very competitive and challenging environment of the music industry.
Previous students and graduates include:

  • Denai Moore
  • Foxes
  • Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
  • Daughter
  • Matt Maltese
  • Luke Patterson (Clean Bandit)
  • Andrew Davie (Bear’s Den)
  • Truly Ford

Current tutors include:

  • Imaani Saleem
  • Bill Laurance
  • Audrey Riley
  • Maurizio Malagnini
  • Leddra Chapman
  • Xantone Blacq
  • Gabor Dornyei

Midnight Music

Australia

Katie Wardrobe – a music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers – started running music technology workshops for teachers because there was very little information specifically about how to use tech in a music education setting.

Yes, you can easily read the software manual or take a general online course on the basics of a software program but what exactly should you do with your students in the music classroom? And where were the examples for studio instrumental teachers or band directors? What sort of projects work well with GarageBand or Mixcraft or iPads or Sibelius and how can you ensure your IWB is used effectively in class and not just to show Youtube videos?

When Katie didn’t find those answers readily, she set out to create her own solutions and share them through training sessions and courses.

There are four things you can do:

  • attend an upcoming face-to-face workshop
  • schedule a workshop for staff at your school or in your district
  • join the Midnight Music community for instant access to 12 online courses and other resources
  • take a look at the done-for-you iPad lesson resources

I Can Compose

Stockport, Manchester, UK

North-West England

Welcome to I Can Compose, the website dedicated to GCSE and A Level Music composition.

For students

Are you looking for help with:

  • starting your composition?
  • developing your piece?
  • getting top marks for your music coursework?

For teachers and schools

Do you want to access to:

  • student-friendly tutorials?
  • focussed listening activities?
  • commentaries on current issues in music education?

How I Can Compose works

Inspiration

Composing starts with listening. Here, you’ll find lots of different genres to broaden your musical listening experience. For each piece, you will learn about context and key features of the music. There’s also a section to challenge you to think about how the music applies to you and your composition.

Courses

It’s free to register to access our fun and engaging tutorials. Some courses are free and for others there is a small charge. In each tutorial, I compose alongside you so that you can see and hear how a piece can develop. You then decide whether to follow my composition model or go in your own direction. Start creating your own musical masterpiece and track your progress with your personal dashboard.

Blog

Founder and Secondary music teacher, Rachel Shapey’s musings on all things musical, including interviews with brilliant composers and musicians – be inspired!

Register for free

Once you’re registered, you’ll have access to all our free courses and when you’re ready, you can try out the premium courses too.

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH)

+44 (0)20 8496 1584

12 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AG, UK

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, Urban Development, Future DJs

Waltham Forest Music Service

London

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH) focusses on the distinct and diverse local needs in Waltham Forest to further develop the range of musical opportunities available for children and young people.

Children in Waltham Forest have the opportunity to hear, work and perform with a range of professional musicians as well as other young people across East London and beyond, in a wide variety of settings. Partnerships work is central to what the Hub offers the Waltham Forest community, and WFMEH partners include:

  • Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning
  • Urban Development
  • Future DJs

Handel & Hendrix in London

+44 (0)20 7495 1685

25 Brook Street, London W1K, UK

Handel & Hendrix in London is dedicated to learning and education. We aim to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel, Hendrix and their music through inspiring, engaging, fun, creative and informative learning programmes.

Our historic buildings and new learning studio create the perfect platform for as wide an audience as possible to see, hear, do and learn. Find out more on our website.

Live music is an important part of what we do at Handel & Hendrix in London to bring to life the world of these two musical greats.

Rehearsals, masterclasses, talks, late night openings, and the weekly Baroque concert series celebrate both Handel and Hendrix’s London.

Many of the Baroque recitals taking place in the historic Music Room where Handel would rehearse his latest operas or oratorios with musicians and singers. You can find out more on the rehearsals that take place in Handel’s Music Room during regular opening hours here.
 

We are extremely grateful to the individuals, trusts and foundations for supporting Handel House.
Academy of Founders
Founding Patron
Co-operative Insurance Society

Founding Benefactor
Heritage Lottery Fund

Principal Benefactors
Foundation for Sport and the Arts
Fidelity Investments through the Fidelity Foundation
Horace W Goldsmith Foundation
In loving memory of Anne Gumerlock Lee
Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement
Blyth Watson Charitable Trust
Simon & Glennie Weil
The Welton Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation

Fellow Benefactors
The John Ellerman Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Sir John Fisher Foundation
The Golsoncott Foundation
Nicholas & Judith Goodison
The Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity
Hubert James
Christopher & Phillida Purvis
Anthon & Diane Vonk
The Wolfson Foundation

Associate Benefactors
Richard & Diana Allan
Arthur Andersen
Anonymous
The John Coates Charitable Trust
Coudert Brothers, James B Sitrick
The Drapers’ Company
Simon Eccles
The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Donald & Jeanne Kahn
The Kohn Foundation
John Lewis Partnership
National Foundation for Youth Music
Pilkington Family Trusts
Giles Ridley
Seddons Solicitors
Hugh & Catherine Stevenson
John Studzinski
The Wilson Family Foundation

Benefactors
Charles & Miranda Alexander
Tom Bendhem
Gerry Byrne
John Chown
John S Cohen Foundation
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Fleming Family & Partners
Dr Gert-Rudolf Flick
J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
The Grocers’ Charity
The Nancy Hadwen Charitable Trust
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Alexander Hamilton
The Idlewild Trust
The J P Jacobs Charitable Trust
The Jephcott Charitable Trust
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Brad Leissa
John H McFadden
Macmillan Publishers Ltd
The Stone Mallabar Foundation
The Parthenon Group
The Parthenon Trust
The Pilgrim Trust
The Rayne Foundation
Rothmans UK Holdings Ltd
Rothschild Trust Charities
David & Sandy Scholey
Michael & Mary Scott Morton
The Seymour Foundation
Michael & Rosemary Warburg
The Duke of Westminster
Mike & Kim Wilson

Major Donors to the Capital Project
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement
Garfield Weston Foundation
J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
Linbury Trust
Adrian Frost
James and Laura Duncan
Mike and Caroline Howes
Supporters 2016-17
Handel House Circle
Coronation
Jim and Laura Duncan
Adrian Frost
Simon and Glenda Weil

Opera
David Bailey
Michael and Caroline Howes
Michael Ridley

Oratorio
Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison
Janine Rensch
Michael and Rosemary Warburg

Concerto
Miranda Alexander
Richard and Diana Allan
Richard and Rosamund Bernays
Francis and Angela Chronnell
Laurence Cummings
The Hon Simon Eccles
John Galt
Jane Gibson
The Hon William and Mrs Gibson
Charles and Kaaren Hale
Charles Hindson
Daniel and Tamasin Hochberg
Richard Hopkin and Richard Clark
Mark Loveday
Lord and Lady Phillimore
The Hon Olga Polizzi
Sue Powell
Hamish and Carol Ritchie
Christopher and Phillida Purvis
George and Joy Sypert
Dr Christopher and Lady Juliet Tadgell
George and Patricia White

Handel’s American Circle
The Arthur L Loeb Foundation
Mary Deissler
Nancy Freudenthal
Ellen and John Harris
Robert and Rosslyn Hicks
Patricia Loveland
Mike and Kay McCarthy
Nicholas McGegan
Robert Ronus
Robert Shapiro
Robert Strassler

Legacies
John Roberts
Sir Charles and Lady Mackerras
Ian Ivor Cane
D.H. de Carle
John Watkins

Grants and Foundations
The Heritage Lottery Fund

Ampelos Trust  (in honour of Ruth Rendell)
Anglo-American Charitable Foundation
Artisa Foundation
Barrington Foundation
Bircham Dyson Bell Charitable Trust
California Community Trust
Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust
Charles and Carmen Hale Foundation
John Lyon’s Charity
Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity
New York Community Trust
Olwen and Edwin Powell Award
The Segelman Trust

The mission of Handel & Hendrix in London is to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and his music to as wide a public audience as possible.

We strive to inspire, educate and inform through the interpretation of the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street, where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, through live music performances, educational and outreach activities and collecting, exhibiting and interpreting objects related to Handel’s life and works.

In addition, we aim to promote the continuing and diverse musical and cultural heritage of 23 Brook Street through its association with Jimi Hendrix who lived here in the late 20th century.

Solfegio

Latvia

Content that's tailored for education needs
Guide your students through different music genres knowing the lyrics will be safe to use
 
Tools for easy and effective learning
Decrease speed, loop the parts you want to work on and use precise sheets, tablature and lyrics.
 
A unique methodology for music teachers
Be sure to get the best results with a set of guidelines, exercises and video tutorials we have prepared.

A song for anything you want to teach

Solfegio makes it easy to learn a melody, chords and rhythm of a song in real time. It provides an exciting ‘hands-on’ experience and an effective approach in explaining music theory behind it.

Easily play music together

Solfegio makes learning and playing together a lot easier. It adjusts to different levels of experience, your classroom size and the music instruments available. Just pick a song and start playing!

Save time with individual assignments

Solfegio creates an extra motivation to learn and makes sure your students can practice individually in the classroom or at home. They will feel like rock stars and ask for more and more songs.

A web-based audio player simultaneously displays melody, chords and rhythm of a song in real time. It empowers a class, even up to 30 people, to play songs together, providing ‘hands-on’ experience and an effective approach in explaining music theory.


What they say

‘I’m very pleased to recommend this programme to any institution, school or education centre for music. Not only is this a wonderful programme for encouraging students to practice more – it also offers high quality instrumentation and a mix of different, exciting tools.’

Eduard Grieznis – Professional music teacher in Exupery International School


Try Solfegio free!

Solfegio offers a free trial account. Education pricing: from €249 per year for up to 50 students.

Amati Instruments Ltd

+44 (0)20 7099 7114

The Granary, Llancayo Court, Gwehelog, Usk NP15 1HY, United Kingdom

Wales

Amati Instruments Ltd is an online auction house specialising in the advice, valuation and sale of antique stringed instruments.

With over 25 years combined experience, our specialists provide free, no-obligation valuations to clients in the UK and worldwide. Please call us or visit the website for further details or to make an appointment at one of our forthcoming valuation dates.

Sage Gateshead

+44 (0)191 443 4661

Sage Gateshead, Saint Mary's Square, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra and the leading professional orchestra in the North East.

More information

Sage Gateshead offers a wide choice of courses and workshops for the community, young people and schools.

View the brochure here


Schools and Early Years Join in with Music

If you work with children and young people, we have something to support your curriculum and enrich your music culture. Our wide range of activities are delivered in schools and settings across the region as well as at Sage Gateshead and are available for all ages, abilities and Key Stages.

If you are interested in a one-off experience or a long-term partnership, we can help you get the very most from music.

More information

North-East England

Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.

Our inclusive approach enables all our performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.


North Music Trust

Sage Gateshead and all aspects of its work regionally, nationally and internationally are managed and programmed by North Music Trust. Our unique management structure ensures that all aspects of our artistic programme – performance, learning and participation – are closely linked with each other.

Our team work to this Mission:

  • To entertain, involve and inspire each and every person we meet through engagement with outstanding music and creative events.

With the following Values:

  • We value all kinds of music equally, and are committed to including, inspiring and encouraging everyone through our programmes of performance and participation, learning and training;
  • We are passionate about offering the best experience for all who work and play here, together building an invigorating, inspirational environment
  • We aspire to be pioneers at the forefront of innovation and excellence, enthusiastically embracing new work, new trends and new thinking
  • We aim for the greatest possible inclusion in the way we build meaningful relationships through shared experiences and creative journeys
  • We are proud to use our national and international positioning to create new social, creative and economic opportunities for our region and for the communities we exist to serve

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 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

Jolly Music

+44 (0)20 8501 0405

Tailours House, High Road, Chigwell IG7 6DL, United Kingdom

The Music Handbooks
Provide teachers with step-by-step lesson plans and accompanying CD’s for teaching music skills to a class.

The Music Handbook Beginners
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way.

The Music Handbook Level 1
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Beginners level.

The Music Handbook Level 2
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Level 1.

The Music Handbook Level 3
A complete resource for teaching music skills in a fun and effective way. Follows on from Level 2.


Jolly Music Big Books
These full-colour big books, with integral fold-out stand, are suitable for whole class singing. The ideal accompaniment to the Music Handbooks.

Jolly Music Big Book Beginners
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook Beginners, containing the complete collection of 5 rhymes and 24 songs in a large easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 1
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 1, containing the complete collection of 7 rhymes and 29 songs in a large easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 2
The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 2, containing the complete collection of 4 rhymes and 25 songs in a easy-to-read format.

Jolly Music Big Book Level 3
 The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, Level 3, containing the complete collection of 4 rhymes and 25 songs in a easy-to-read format.

South-East England

Teach music in school with Jolly Music

Get your class singing!

Jolly Music has been developed so that any primary/elementary teacher, whether they are a musician or non-specialist, can effectively teach music to schoolchildren and help them learn to love music! The carefully developed primary/elementary music resources offer clear step-by-step guides to singing lessons, accompanying Audio CDs for additional teaching support, and illustrated Big Books with song lyrics, giving teachers the confidence to teach music in an effective and enjoyable way.

Teach music skills in a fun & effective way with Jolly Music!

Jolly Music is based on the tried and tested principles of Hungarian composer and music educator, Zoltán Kodály. Using this philosophy, Cyrilla Rowsell and David Vinden, both experienced practitioners and teachers of the Kodály method, have developed the Jolly Music programme.

Jolly Music is a structured and progressive programme for teaching music skills to children. It is a multi-sensory programme, with all the teaching done through singing. This approach enables children to become instant music makers without the need to learn how to play an instrument.

How does Jolly Music work?

Through a repertoire based on playground rhymes and songs, children become aware of musical elements including pulse, rhythm, pitch, loudness and speed. Activities and musical games support multi-sensory learning and make the lessons fun. The singing lessons are carefully structured to build the key musical skills of listening, singing in tune, inner hearing, and ultimately reading and writing music. Taught in this way, classroom music will build children’s motivation, enthusiasm and confidence, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.

PartPlay

London, United Kingdom

PartPlay is an interactive learning resource that gives you the opportunity to play along with professional musicians.

Users can play along with professional ensembles and mute, solo, slow down or loop any combination of parts within a piece of chamber music thanks to innovative recording techniques developed by PartPlay to achieve a result which has the highest quality of video and audio, using top-level equipment and professional sound and video engineers.

PartPlay has a number of great features to help you learn. You can bookmark your favourite pieces, listen to dedicated commentary on every movement given by our professional team of players, and can even watch close up video of every player’s line, enabling detailed study of technique, articulation and musicianship.

PartPlay features amazing a continuously expanding repertoire and features musicians such as the Maggini, Castalian and Coull Quartets.