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London College of Creative Media (LCCM)

Music Box, 241 Union Street, London SE1 0LR, United Kingdom

London

The UK’s only independent higher education college specialising in popular music, professional writing, digital product development and creative entrepreneurship, LCCM offers industry-led full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as evening, weekend and summer courses.

Established in 2002, the centre attracts talented students who are serious about developing future careers in the music, media and wider creative industries.

Click here to request information about LCCM courses.

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ABRSM

+44 (0)20 7636 5400

4 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU, UK

London

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year. As a registered charity, we also make significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

Founded in 1889, we have a long and storied history. But our mission has stayed the same: to nurture a love for music, and to inspire achievement in it. At ABRSM, we believe that everyone, wherever they’re from, should have access to high-quality music-learning.

Globally renowned exams and assessments

In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support music-making and learning across the globe. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills and encourage progress.

Our core activity is providing graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and our exams are designed to motivate learners at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements.

And much more

We support teachers and learners with a range of award-winning digital resources and publications, as well as host events and offer professional qualifications.

As a charity, we invest more than £6 million in music education every year, all across the globe. We also work with organisations around the world, providing donations, scholarships and sponsorship.

Our partnership work is never one-off – we build long-lasting relationships and support ongoing projects. We advocate for music, playing our part to ensure the future of music education and its place in society. Working towards this goal for over a century means that we’re a trusted voice at a boardroom table as well as on a concert stage.

Led by our executive board and governing body, our staff members, examiners and volunteers work with passion and dedication to make learning music what it should always be: a joyous and life-enriching experience.

Posted In  Graded examinations and  Sheet music publishers

Point Blank Music School

+44 (0)20 7729 4884

26 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ, UK

London

Point Blank Music School is the winner of ‘Best Independent HE’ category at the What Uni Student Choice Awards and is ranked 8th in England for overall student satisfaction out of all Higher Education Institutions participating in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

Point Blank also scooped the ‘Exporting Education’ award at the Independent Higher Education Awards 2018 for its significant contribution to online learning and setting up of international schools.

Established in London in ’94 and voted the world’s ‘Best Music Production School’ by the readers of DJ Mag, Point Blank teaches the creative process of making music at the highest level, with expert instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. Many graduates have enjoyed successful careers in music including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, Patrick Topping, Monki and Felix Jaehn.

You can study Music Production, DJing, Radio Broadcasting, Singing & Songwriting, Music Business and Live Sound Engineering with us. Using Logic, Ableton, Native Instruments and Pro Tools, every student has unlimited access to the studios including SSL Duality Delta, Audient 48 Channel, TLAudio and Oram mixing desks, fully equipped Mac workstations with Push, Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, the latest Pioneer DJ and Roland kit and much more.

Our HE programmes are quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. Watch our students receive their degrees here.

‘These are specialist programmes with strong music industry credibility, designed for students seeking professional instruction on up-to-date, industry-standard production tools.’ –  External Examiner’s Report 2016/17, BA Hons/DipHE/CertHE

Posted In  Music colleges and  Specialist music schools

St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh

+44 (0)131 538 7766

Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL, United Kingdom

Scotland

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s only independent specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment.

It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.

Entry to the school is by audition and assessment, based on musical ability and potential, regardless of personal financial circumstances or background. Scottish Government funding, up to 100 per cent, is available through the Aided Places Scheme to assist with the cost of tuition and boarding fees. The school is funded by fees, private and trust donations and rental income generated by the school.

There are currently around 80 pupils at the school including 33 students who board. In addition, the school runs a long-established programme of Saturday Music Classes for children aged 4-14 during term time, enabling some 150 local children to discover the wonders of music.

The Choir School was opened in 1880 to educate the choristers for the newly built St Mary’s Cathedral. Links to the Cathedral remain strong and have evolved over the years so that the choir is open to girls as well as boys.

Since 1972 the school has also educated young instrumentalists, composers and singers. Appropriately for Scotland’s specialist music school, it attracts a number of pupils who perform on traditional instruments such as bagpipes, accordion and clarsach.

In addition to its wide-ranging musical provision, the school has a strong academic focus and has an excellent record in external examinations.

 

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Piano Adventures

+44 (0)20 7395 0380

Hal Leonard Europe, 42 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RY, UK

London

Method Books

  • Piano Adventures® Primer Level Lesson & Theory Book
  • Piano Adventures® Primer Level Lesson & Theory Book with CD
  • Piano Adventures® Primer Level Technique & Performance Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book with CD
  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Technique & Performance Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2A Lesson & Theory Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2A Lesson & Theory Book with CD
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2A Technique & Performance Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2B Lesson & Theory Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2B Lesson & Theory Book with CD
  • Piano Adventures® Level 2B Technique & Performance Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book
  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book with CD
  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Technique & Performance Book
  • Piano Adventures Level 4–5 Lesson & Theory Book

Student Choice

  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 1 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas
  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 2 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas
  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 3 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas
  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 4 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas
  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 5 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas
  • Piano Adventures Student Choice Studio Level 6 volumes: Collection, Popular, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Christmas

About Piano Adventures

Piano Adventures® is the teaching method of choice at leading university programs and music studios around the world.

This student-centred approach uses analysis, creativity, and expression to develop a ‘musical mind and heart’. The delightful, pianistic pieces and creative theory pages, combined with an outstanding technical approach encourage practice and progress—with adventure!

Why Use Piano Adventures?

Piano Adventures® has set a new standard for a new century of piano teaching. It is fast becoming the method of choice at leading university pedagogy programs and major teaching studios around the world. But more importantly, Piano Adventures® is bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of piano students. It can do the same for your students.

Here’s why.

How to Use Piano Adventures

Find out more about how to use Piano Adventures® for students of all ages.

About the Fabers

Nancy and Randall Faber have combined their backgrounds as composer and performer to become leading supporters of piano teachers and students. The husband and wife team has authored over 300 publications, including the highly respected Piano Adventures® method which has motivated students around the world.

The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student’s creative and cognitive development. Their philosophy is reflected in their writing, their public appearances, and in their own teaching.

In 2018, Nancy and Randall Faber received the MTNA Frances Clark Piano Pedagogy Award for Piano Adventures. Read more about the award.

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Tido Music

+44 (0) 207 553 4001

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

London

What is Tido Music?

Tido Music is THE music learning app for pianists and singers of all abilities, available on iPad and on desktop browsers.

Whether you’re a learner, a teacher, an amateur or an advanced performer, Tido Music will guide and inspire you.

Benefits and features

  • 7000+ classical, jazz and educational piano and vocal scores
  • Convenient and portable – take your music with you wherever you go
  • Automatic page turning – the app listens to you play!
  • Pro audio recordings and accompaniments synced to the notation
  • Adjust the tempo and pitch as you play or sing along
  • Practice on repeat to master difficult sections with the looping tool
  • Record your practice and improve faster with the record tool
  • Access translations and pronunciation guides for singers
  • Personalise your scores with a range of annotation markings
  • Improve your skills and technique with exclusive video masterclasses from concert pianists
  • Gain hidden insight with written commentary on the composers and the music

Endorsements

  • BBC Music Magazine, 5-star review: ‘Perfect for amateur pianists looking for a different way to practise … or deepen their understanding of a wide range of music.’
  • Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano: ‘You can live and breathe the music with this app. It really is magic. It’s a whole new world of music-making.’
  • Frith Trezevant, Royal College of Music: ‘It’s the convenience of the app and the benefit of having so much music in one place that is so attractive.’

Pricing and subscription information

Tido Music comes with a 30-day free trial as standard. After your free trial it’s just £4.99 per month subscription.

  • No commitment – cancel anytime during your free trial and you won’t be charged. We’ll email you a reminder 3 days before your trial expires.
  • Your subscription gives you access to both the iPad app and desktop website.
  • Tailored packages are available for schools and organisations. Contact partnerships@tido-music.com for enquiries.

Posted In  Channel sponsorsPlatform partnersSheet music publishers and  Software & app developers

Community Music (CM)

+44 (0)20 7377 0621

Brady Arts & Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU, UK

London

Community Music (CM) is a youth and community music organisation that provides creative music making opportunities for people of all backgrounds.

We do this through a diverse and exciting programme of courses, live gigs, informal training and events, including degree level music production and business training, free instrumental tuition, career development and support packages, music leader training courses and a whole host of live events from small intimate gigs in our purpose built theatre to hosting our own stage at the Underage Festival. All of our programme is either free or very low cost to the user.

Our experience, diverse team and industry standard facilities mean that we are able to work directly within the local community, running grass roots projects and delivering tailor-made training and support on a one to one and group level, whilst also offering our programme on a national and international basis.

We work with children, young people and adults aged 13 years and up. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming space where young people and adults can explore the music making opportunities available to them, try new things and develop a passion for music.

All our tutors and leaders are professional musicians or producers currently working in the music industry. We train all our music leaders in house and all our tutors are fully qualified and highly experienced.

We work in partnership with a host of local and national companies, institutions and professionals to ensure our provision is of the highest quality. Our partners include the University of Westminster, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service, Eat Your Own Ears and Futureversity to name but a few.

 

Posted In  Charities and  Training providers

UCan Play

Manchester, United Kingdom

North-West England

UCan Play has been formed to help support you and your use of music, pro-audio and video technologies. It is underpinned by our belief that to improve at something you need to imagine things differently, play with new technologies, and then inspire others through your use of them.

Whether you are just starting out, or teaching others in a school, college, HEI or other setting, we are here to support you with a range of ideas and resources.

Posted In  Channel sponsorsPlatform partners and  Software and equipment suppliers

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

+49 (0)40 210 3500

Beim Strohhause 31 20097 Hamburg Germany

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984.

Today, Steinberg is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with more than two million users worldwide.

Steinberg also provides business customers with license-management and copy-protection systems.

The Steinberg range of products has long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing, and form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry among many others.

Posted In  Channel sponsorsPlatform partners and  Software and equipment suppliers

Concerts in the West

+44 (0)1823 252658

8 Morgans Rise, Bishop's Hull, Taunton, UK

The Concerts in the West series of mini-tours offers a broad spectrum of classical and baroque chamber music.

Concerts in the West was started in 2006 and, as with many organisations, it has grown in the work that it undertakes and has many plans for the future, particularly in the area of education. We feel that there is an audience for classical music of all types but it has to be nurtured early, even if it takes some years to bring the two together.

We are delighted to be working again with the Centre for Young Musicians, Taunton, in 2019.

Concerts in the West aims to bring talented young musicians to small venues in the West Country in areas that may not have easy access to music of this quality.

Small intensive tours, in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, are arranged for the musicians over a few days when they have the opportunity to work on new repertoire or to embed works more fully for upcoming recordings and major concerts elsewhere.

The enthusiasm and skill of these young people is breathtaking and has come about through many years of study (at least to postgraduate level), dedication and hard work. We feel very privileged to hear them in such intimate settings.

The music played at the concerts is enormously varied and gives local audiences a wonderful opportunity to hear both familiar and unusual works for voice and instrument in many combinations.

Posted In  Event organisers and  Music industry organisations

Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD)

+852 (0)2891 8482

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

Art therapy service center

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

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

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

About CCCD – Sustaining Community Cultural Development

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

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

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

Our Vision and Mission

We believe …

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

Service Users

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

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

Community Cultural Development Model

CCCD Hong Kong Community Cultural Development Model

Posted In  Education & outreach providers and  Non-profit organisations

More Music

+44 (0)1524 831997

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

North-West England

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values

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

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

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

Posted In  CharitiesEducation & outreach providers and  Training providers

EPTA UK

+44 (0)8456 581054

London, United Kingdom

London

Services to Members

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

Stationery

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

Piano Teachers’ Information Centre

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

The John Bigg Scholarship Fund

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

The Mark Ray Memorial Fund

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

About EPTA

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

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

Mission, Vision and Aims

Mission

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

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

Vision

EPTA seeks to encourage:

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

Aims

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

EPTA aims to fulfil its mission by:

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

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Echo Factory

+44 (0)116 253 5657

68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, UK

East Midlands

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.

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!

Posted In  Higher education and  Music colleges

Rhythmix

+44 (0)870 141 7484

Rhythmix, Queens Road, Brighton, United Kingdom

South-East England

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

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

Working with people in challenging circumstances

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

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

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Markson Pianos

+44 (0)20 7935 8682

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

London

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

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

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

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

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

Posted In  Instrument retailersMusical instruments and  Piano tuners and technicians

Choir Schools’ Association

+44 (0)13 5922 1333

The St, Market Weston, Diss, United Kingdom

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

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


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

The Association:

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

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

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

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

Posted In  Membership organisations

Arts Council England

+44 (0)161 934 4317

The Hive, 49 Lever Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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The Stoller Hall

Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, UK

North-West England

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

Current and forthcoming projects

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

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

View the full range of School and Family concerts here!

Information for concert promoters

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

Promoters bringing artists to The Stoller Hall will benefit from:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Music Publishers Association

+44 (0)333 077 2350

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

London

The Music Publishers Association exists to:

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

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

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

The MPA also owns and operates two commercial businesses:

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

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