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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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

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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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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.

 

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Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD)

+852 (0)2891 8482

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

Art therapy service center

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

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

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

About CCCD – Sustaining Community Cultural Development

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

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

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

Our Vision and Mission

We believe …

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

Service Users

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

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

Community Cultural Development Model

CCCD Hong Kong Community Cultural Development Model

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More Music

+44 (0)1524 831997

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

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

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

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

North-West England

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

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

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values

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

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

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

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EPTA UK

+44 (0)8456 581054

London, United Kingdom

Services to Members

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

Stationery

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

Piano Teachers’ Information Centre

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

The John Bigg Scholarship Fund

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

The Mark Ray Memorial Fund

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

London

About EPTA

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

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

Mission, Vision and Aims

Mission

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

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

Vision

EPTA seeks to encourage:

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

Aims

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

EPTA aims to fulfil its mission by:

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

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Echo Factory

+44 (0)116 253 5657

68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, UK

BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance Degree

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

BA (Hons) Music Business Degree

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

Industry Connections

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

Industry Placements & Projects

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

Music Industry eXchange (MI-X)

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

Echo Factory Label

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

Showcase Events

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

East Midlands

Study for your Music university degree at Echo Factory

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


The Echo Factory ethos

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

We focus on individual talents and develop your distinctive creativity. 

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

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

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

Our outlook is global, our ethos is inclusive.

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

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

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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.

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Sound Connections

+44 (0)20 7729 7220

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

London

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

We achieve this through three interconnected strands of activity:

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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