Education & training

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).

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

 

Wren Music

+44 (0)183 753 754

Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton, United Kingdom

South-West England

Wren Music is a company of skilled, experienced and highly qualified professional musicians of international repute. In addition to their artistic talent, they bring the qualities required by skilled educationalists.

These include strong people skills and innovative teaching practices as well as a passionate commitment to working creatively with individuals and communities.

Wren enables thousands of people every year to participate with music using voice or instruments through traditional and folk music. We have over 30 years’ experience in community music and can offer ‘off the shelf’ workshops or build projects around your needs.

Wren is deeply rooted in local communities as well as having a national and international reach, working in partnership with traditional artists from all over the world. Wren runs events and concerts all across Devon with many opportunities to get involved as well as to listen.

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

+44 (0)844 811 1116 (UK) / 01526 2449 (Republic of Ireland)

Sherbourne Drive, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

• Training of Music School Teachers

• Yamaha Music Schools

Primary Businesses of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

• Musical instruments (Pianos, Digital musical instruments, Wind, String and percussion instruments, Guitars and Drums, Educational musical instruments, Professional audio equipment, Music Schools and Music Education)

• Audio & Video

• Educational Development

• Instrumental and sheet music retail through Yamaha Music London

• Research and development through our R&D centre in Chiswick

Primary Activities of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK):

• Junior Original Concert

• Training of Music School Teachers

• Participating in the YMFE-Scholarship Program

• Yamaha Music Schools

• Jazz Scholarship Awards

• Yamaha Jazz Experience

• YES Magazine (Yamaha Educational Supplement)

• Childine Rocks

• Yamaha Artiste Programme

• Yamaha Download

• Participating in the YMFE-Scholarship Program

• Jazz Scholarship Awards

• Yamaha Artiste Programme

Yamaha’s history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ to be built in Japan.

Since then, Yamaha has continued to produce high-quality products by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced digital technology. The quality of sound produced by a Yamaha musical instrument reflects the long years of accumulated technical expertise and the skilled craftsmanship of the Company.

With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, the Group is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.

Music Generation

+353 1 475 8454

NCH Building, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation, transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality performance music education, comprising vocal and instrumental tuition – encompassing all musical genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles – delivered by skilled professional musicians.  

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships.


Header photo: Music Generation Westport Children’s Choir in rehearsals for A Nation’s Voice © Clodagh Kilcoyne / Arts Council

Morley College London

+44 (0)20 7450 1889

61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT

Established in 1889, and with its roots stretching back some years before that, Morley College London is one of the country’s oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education.

By creating outstanding learning opportunities and delivering an outstanding student experience, Morley aspires to stay at the forefront of adult education.

The Piano Technology School

+44 (0)7984 300009

The music and performing Arts centre, 125-129 Kettering Rd, Northampton NN1 4AZ

West Midlands

As a successful piano tuner with 30 years experience and a client list that includes classical and contemporary artists, concert piano tuner, course principal and programme designer Steve Droy is ideally placed to share the passion and knowledge of both the domestic and commercial piano tuning business, including live events and recording studios.

Steve is a former lecturer on the Degree course at London Metropolitan University, and until September 2014 was the Director of Furtados Institute of Piano Technology in Mumbai India, where he lectured and trained professional piano technicians to work across India as well  as tuning pianos across Mumbai and beyond.

He is a full member of the Piano Tuners Association of the  and the Institute of Musical Instrument Technicians. He has trained in Hamburg at the prestigious C.F. Theodore Steinway Academy for Concert Technicians.

Steve is passionate about teaching the next generation of piano technicians through an integrated approach, using both traditional methods and the latest in current technology. As well as being a member of trade associations The Piano Tuner’s Association and Institute of  Musical Instrument Technology, Steve holds a Btec in business studies, a degree and Masters in Psychology, and more recently completed level 3 diploma in Teaching & Training.

The Piano Technology School’s intensive course in Piano Technology applies an integrated approach to learning piano tuning. This is to teach piano tuning in the traditional way by ear, but supported by the latest in digital technology. This is a model based on the highest international standard of training which Steve and DJ, by their own experience, have found to be the most effective way to teach the basics of Tuning by ear.

Steve also offers repairs and restoration on anything from minor running repairs on your family upright to major complex restoration projects on cherished grands.

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Royal Irish Academy of Music

+353 1 6764412

36-38 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines.

Founded in 1848, the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

As a national 32-county institution, the Academy embodies and reflects the traditions and heritage of Irish musicianship. The Teaching Staff includes many international and national prizewinners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.

Aspire Music

+852 5414 6821

Anton Building, 1 Anton Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Aspire Music is a modern, contemporary music school based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

We offer private music lessons in singing, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums in a friendly and welcoming environment. We have well-equipped and comfortable rooms available for hire to students, teachers and musicians.

Best Music Academy

+852 3644 5045

48 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Best Music Academy was founded with the vision of inspiring all enrolled students to learn and perform music with passion.

We believe no one should live without music, and creating a safe and welcoming musical environment for every student will only expand the possibilities of creativity.

Center Stage

+852 3575 9327

4 Kam Hong Street, North Point, Hong Kong

Centre Stage was established by Ernesson Chiu in his vision of providing professional music education to students.

Learning music can be a life-long experience that brings joy to everyday life.  Despite your age or learning background, our qualified team of instructors can help you achieve your goals in music.