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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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.

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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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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.

Posted In  Training providers and  Youth organisations

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.

Posted In  Membership organisationsTraining providers and  Youth organisations

Chetham’s School of Music

+44 161 834 9644

Long Millgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

North-West England

The thriving creative community at Chetham’s School of Music involves up to 300 students aged 8-18, whose common passion is music. Entry to the School is based solely on musical ability or potential, never on background or ability to pay, thanks to generous bursaries through the UK Government’s Music and Dance Scheme.

This common bond of musical passion makes for a truly inspirational place which transforms the lives of all who are part of it.

This magic is the result of many different qualities that permeate the fabric of Chetham’s: the warm and welcoming atmosphere, the daily creative buzz, admirable academic standards, Chetham’s history and heritage, our superb teaching and performance spaces, the city of Manchester as a cosmopolitan location, our many different backgrounds and personalities – and of course, the music.

Chetham’s is the largest specialist Music School in the UK and is the only one based in the north of England. The School is also a national and international resource for music education – welcoming teachers, professional players, composers and conductors, community groups, school children and other young musicians, both experienced and novices, to come together and make music. Our network of partnerships with professional orchestras and organisations extends across the music industry, and our alumni populate orchestras and ensembles across the world.

Based in the heart of Manchester, Chetham’s is housed in a state-of-the-art New School Building, with an acoustically designed concert hall opening onsite in 2017 as a new home for student performances and professional concerts. The opening of The Stoller Hall will further develop the links between Chetham’s students and the professional musical community, and build on the School’s already strong position within Manchester’s cultural sector.

Chetham’s long history began in 1421, and students still enjoy opportunities to perform in the 600-year old Baronial Hall attached to Chetham’s Library. It opened as a charitable school in 1653, and educated the poor boys of the district for 400 years before becoming a co-educational music school in 1969. Over almost 50 years, Chetham’s students and alumni have enjoyed success at major competitions, taken up positions across the music profession as performers, leaders and teachers, and established the School as a vital element of music education in the UK.

Key staff

Head: Mr Alun Jones
Director of Music: Mr Stephen Threlfall
Chair of Governors: Mr Malcolm Edge

Posted In  Specialist music schools

Sing Up

+44 (0)20 7908 5148

74-77 Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom

Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through a digital music platform, termly magazine and training.

With over ten years’ experience at the forefront of music education, we have created Membership packages that are flexible and well-loved by teachers and vocal leaders across the world.

Whether you are a teacher, a freelance music educator, a music service or a music education hub, Sing Up will enable you to cultivate strong communities and healthy, happy and confident students.

Sing Up resources

Membership includes access to over 850 fantastic songs, from pop to classical, arranged to promote good vocal health in young voices.

Our resources are designed to help you use singing for cross-curricular learning in the classroom or to act as a complete foundation for musical learning across the school – from Early Years to age 18 and beyond.

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Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

+852 2584 8500

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

EXCEL (EXtension and Continuing Education for Life), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

HKAPA EXCEL runs continuing education programmes in performing arts, uses performing arts components as tools to provide corporate training, and organises performance-based productions for custom-made clients.

The concept of life-long learning is a world-wide phenomenon, and has been given impetus by the HKSAR Government. Established in 2001, HKAPA EXCEL, the continuing education arm of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is proud to be making its contribution within the sphere of the performing arts, related technical arts, and film and television.

Partnering with and on behalf of the Academy, EXCEL aspires to be a platform to promote creativity in performing arts, and enhance arts literacy, interest and appreciation through offering high quality life-long learning performing arts education programmes, as well as custom-made professional training for corporate and government clients, and the production of corporate events that require performing arts expressions.

Since 2006, EXCEL has been innovatively using drama techniques to help corporations with staff training and development.

HKAPA School of Music

The School of Music provides comprehensive and performance-focused training for students to become professional performers, composers and teachers of music. Hong Kong has seen a rapid and continued expansion of the performing arts scene in recent years, with a corresponding increase in job opportunities. The School of Music offers an ideal training environment which prepares its students for the demands likely to be placed on them when they enter the music profession.

Courses in Chinese and western music run side-by-side. Students may choose to major in a Chinese instrument, a western instrument, voice, or composition and electronic music.


Major Study Areas

Western Music

Violin, Viola, Cello​, Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet​, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani and Orchestral Percussion, Piano, Voice


Chinese Music

Gaohu, Banhu, Erhu, Zhonghu*, Gehu (Cello)*, Bass Gehu (Double Bass)*, Yangqin, Liuqin, Pipa, Ruan, Sanxian*, Guzheng, Guqin, Dizi, Suona, Guan*, Sheng, Chinese Percussion, Conducting for Chinese Orchestra**​

* Only available for undergraduate and post-secondary programmes
​** Only available for master's degree programmes

Composition and Electronic Music

Established by Government Ordinance in 1984, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is a leading Tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia. 

It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses the following:

  • Chinese Opera
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and Television
  • Music
  • Theatre and Entertainment Arts

Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions and interdisciplinary learning.

The Academy awards bachelor honours degrees and master’s degrees accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Diploma and advanced diploma programmes are also offered in Chinese Opera, Dance and Music.

Aside from the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the institution’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2007.

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Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

+977-01-5543554

44700, Gyanmandala Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal

International Jazz Day / Scholarship Program

We believe in the power of music and art to impact people’s lives. That is why since KJC started we have been providing education to children in orphanages and disadvantaged areas in Nepal.

Our teachers and volunteers create projects from scratch, offer free music training, put up bands and organise performances. Our goal is the struggle for equality, to empower the Nepali youth and women specially and let them share experiences and express music as a tool for change.

Jazz Diploma (Vocal Arts, Piano, Guitar, Bass) / Western Classical Diploma (Vocal Arts, Piano)

Regular classes are designed for hobbyists who don’t want to or have not decided yet if they want to build a career in music. These courses are on a monthly basis and will help you decide if you are not sure that you want to earn a Diploma in Music.

The Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory is a vibrant center for musical studies which opened in 2007.

It offers courses in modern and classical music, a recording studio, organises events for national and international artists and creates social projects to empower the Nepali community through music and art.

Students choose from among a variety of courses, including applied lessons in various instruments, music arranging, improvisation, jazz and Hindustani music theory and history, ear training and electronic music production–a comprehensive mix impossible to find elsewhere in the country.

Their vision is to provide the highest quality music education, so students can achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens.

‘Uniting People with Music’ is their motto. Quality, innovation and the improvement of the population through the exchange of cultures and experiences in the arts world is their first value.

Posted In  Education & outreach providers and  Specialist music schools

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

Posted In  Education & outreach providers and  Non-profit organisations

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.

Posted In  Institutes and  Music colleges

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.

Posted In  Faculties of arts and  Teacher training institutions

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.

Posted In  Faculties of music

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.

Posted In  Faculties of music

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).

Posted In  Faculties of music

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

Posted In  Music colleges

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

Posted In  Music technology organisations and  Online learning

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.

Posted In  Online learning

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

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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.

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