Amati Instruments Ltd

+44 (0)20 7099 7114

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


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

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

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.


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.


Tido Music

+44 (0) 207 553 4001

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


Tido is a platform for discovering, learning and playing music. Unlimited access to a growing range of piano sheet music, expert video tutorials and performances, and much more. 

Transform your piano playing with Tido Music:

  • No more page turns! Tido Music listens to you and turns pages automatically
  • Real, professional recordings – not MIDI – synchronised with sheet music. Adjust the tempo and jump to anywhere in the music
  • Personalise your scores with annotations such as fingerings and dynamics
  • Watch performances from leading pianists in 3 close-up views
  • Improve your technique with exclusive guidance, practice tips and advice
  • Learn more about the composers and their music with expert commentary and analysis
  • With music from Bach, Mozart and Debussy to Gershwin, Radiohead and La La Land.


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.

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, Sing Up has 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.

Membership includes access to over 850 fantastic songs, from pop to classical, arranged to promote good vocal health in young voices. The 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, with early years to age 18 and beyond.

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CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust

+44 20 3601 2978

52d Maresfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1998 with the aim of developing the next generation of chamber music lovers and players, the charity CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust exists to bring chamber music to young people, and young people to chamber music.

To this end, its work is divided into two broad channels: on the one hand is a series of highly engaging school concerts and workshops delivered by experienced and celebrated ensembles, introducing and hopefully developing an appetite for chamber music amongst the pupils encountered; on the other is a subsidy programme – known as the Ticket Scheme – that works with a variety of concert promoters to cover the costs of admitting young people to chamber music concerts, so that they can access professional music-making without charge.

Over 130,000 young people have already benefited from CAVATINA‘s work.

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Innovation In Music (InMusic) is a European music industry conference building on the success of previous conferences in 2013 and 2015. InMusic brings together researchers and professionals interested in the future of the music industry, from the artist through to the consumer.

The 2017 Innovation In Music Conference will be held at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street campus in the heart of Central London on 6-8 September 2017.
InMusic 17 will provide an outstanding opportunity for all those interested in the fast-moving changes taking place in the music industry to mix with experts in the field, exchange experiences and learn about the latest trends and innovative developments. Participants can also achieve a peer reviewed publication in the conference proceedings.

Innovation In Music welcomes academics, artists, producers, engineers, music industry professionals and manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts or proposals for consideration on a wide range of topics.

Conference themes include:

– Music production: past, present and future
– Performance and composition: human and beyond
– Innovation in music business
– Music consumer behaviour: the changing psychology and perceived value of music
– Technologies for remuneration and data management
– Platforms for music sale, streaming and broadcast
– Studio technology innovation
– Innovative music creation and songwriting
– Sound engineering: audio and acoustics
– Mastering commercial music
– Hi-res audio and future music formats
– Piracy in 2017 and beyond
– Post production innovation: plugins, workstations, automated mixing
– Sound design and music for video games
– Knowledge transfer between music industry and academia
– Cross-disciplinary topics around music and innovation

Conference Registration

The early-bird discount fee is £260 per delegate registering by Sunday 9 July 2017 and includes attendance at the conference banquet. From Monday 10 July 2017, the conference attendance fee will be £295 per delegate.

Registration is now open, book your place at

Equality and Diversity

All involved in the organisation of Innovation In Music are committed to encouraging fairness, equality and diversity throughout our event, in terms of the organisational structure, the invited participants and in the encouragement of presenters and paper authors. We welcome anyone interested in the conference themes to engage with us and join us in building a sustainable conference that can represent all corners of the music related industries.

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Professional Music Technology

+44 151 448 2089

59 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Professional Music Technology is an award-winning musical instrument and equipment retailer established in 1991.

As the UK’s premier music retailer, we specialise in the supply of GuitarsDrumsAmpsKeyboardsPianosLive SoundPro AudioComputer MusicRecording and DJ Equipment.

We currently operate 16 Multi-Award Winning music shops across the UK.

Note– when we say ‘music shops’ we don’t mean tiny, old-fashioned, creaky, musty places – we mean super, mega Houses of Rock that are rammed to the rafters with the latest gear and loads of experts to help.

And when we say ‘Multi-Award Winning’, we mean loads! We currently have 9 Music Industries Association (MIA) awards for Excellence, including:

  • MIA Best Multiple Retailer/ Best Retailer (Large) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • MIA Best Presented Retailer 2014
  • Orange Amplifiers’ No.1 Retailer in the UK
  • Fender Europe’s Top Dealer Award 2005
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Ernie Ball

+44 (0)1273 440442

Strings & Things Ltd, Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of strings and accessories, has been making high-quality electric guitar and bass strings since 1962.

World-class players like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Slash, Jimmy Page, and Buddy Guy have all played Ernie Ball strings to create their unique sound. We use the latest technologies and finest materials to continuously enhance your playing experience and provide an unparalleled palette of expressive options.

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Europeana Pro


Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, The Hague, Netherlands

We transform the world with culture.

We build on Europe’s rich cultural heritage and make it easier for people to use for work, learning or pleasure. Our work contributes to an open, knowledgeable and creative society.

We bring together the organizations that have great content with the people and sectors that want to research, share and create new things. Creative collaboration and teamwork matter to us, because that’s where the best ideas come from. We’re always pushing each other forward, innovating with technology to make culture part of everyone’s lives.

Learn about us. Join us. Share your collections. Use our collections. #AllezCulture!

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Welcome to Musical Instrument Museums Online.
MIMO began life as a consortium of some of Europe’s most important musical instruments museums, which came together for a European Commission-funded project that aimed to create a single online access point to their collections. The MIMO Project ran from September 2009 until August 2011 and successfully achieved all of its objectives, in the process creating the world’s largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections.

In addition, the partners worked on multilingual content to enable searching in six different languages, associating non-specialist vocabulary with terms and classification systems used by professionals. Other key outcomes included the development of documentation that sets out standards for photographing musical instruments, so that other museums can make use of these to digitise their own collections, and detailed guidelines on how to set up a repository to enable the harvesting of digital content.

The aim of the consortium is now to become the single access point for information on public collections of musical instruments for the entire world. With that in mind, we are actively seeking new museums to contribute digital content, not just from with Europe, but around the globe. We believe that this represents a unique opportunity for museums to pull their resources and contribute to a truly worldwide initiative, which will have long-term benefits to anyone with an interest in collections of musical instruments.

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MINIM-UK (Musical Instruments Interface for Museums and Collections) is the largest virtual collection of historically significant musical instruments in the UK, led by the Royal College of Music in major partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, the Horniman Museum and University of Edinburgh.

The project has been supported thanks to an award from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE’s) Catalyst Fund. The resource allows the exploration of c.20,000 individual instruments held in more than 100 venues in the UK.

MINIM-UK also aggregates information to MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online), a European Commission-funded project that currently consolidates the collections of two dozen museums (, and to Europeana (, which collects and provides access to millions of digitised items from libraries, archives, audio-visual collection s and museums across Europe, meaning the phenomenal public collections of musical instruments in the UK are accessible as never before.

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Google Arts and Culture

+1 650-253-0000

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, United States

Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts and Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute.


Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends.


For hundreds of years, cultural institutions have collected and safeguarded our history and heritage. Powerful technologies can amplify this mission, while preserving these artifacts for a worldwide audience today and tomorrow.


We created The Lab in Paris as a place where tech and creative communities can come together to share ideas and discover new ways to experience art and culture. We welcome experts, creatives, curators, artists, designers and educators to help us craft new bridges between technology and culture.


Traditional Music Forum

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK


Traditional Music Forum is a network of over 100 music organisations and individuals supporting Scotland’s vibrant traditional music community.

We include clubs, festivals, community music projects, academic institutions, promoters, agents, publishers, tutors, performers and labels among our members; representing a broad sweep of diverse activity and thousands of musicians, enthusiasts, activists, participants and listeners across Scotland.

Supported by Creative Scotland, the Forum advocates the place for traditional music at the heart of Scottish life and works to promote the widest possible access to it. It is a key resource for information and advice on traditional music for Creative Scotland and other public bodies.

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Rhinegold Media & Events

+44 (0)20 7333 1732

20 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QZ, United Kingdom

Founded in 2013 as a sister company to Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, Rhinegold Media & Events exists to create high quality multimedia content and live events that increase access to classical music and the performing arts, celebrate excellence in the UK arts education sector and support the development of world-class teachers.

Their events and digital content are the best in their field, engaging and inspiring teachers and music-lovers alike, through recitals, seminars, workshops and stunning videos.

Building on the decades of knowledge from Rhinegold Publishing’s stable of magazines, their content is real, informative and fun.


08000 469 859

The Royals, Altrincham Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 4BJ, United Kingdom

The team behind Insure4Music recognised that musicians need very specialist insurance that reflects where they play and the reasons for doing so, whether professional or for pleasure.

Insure4Music understands that when it comes to instruments and equipment, many household insurance policies will not provide adequate cover. As a result, they created comprehensive music insurance that can be tailor-made to suit your individual needs.

They cover most kinds of musical instruments and cover them whether they are left in the house or stored elsewhere, giving peace of mind wherever and whenever you play. Reliable, low-cost and designed so that musicians only pay for the cover they need.

Insure4Music is a trading name of the UK’s leading niche insurance company, JRW Group Services Ltd. The JRW Group is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and has over 17 years’ experience in insurance.

The School Travel Company

+44 (0)13 8439 8893

22 Worcester Street, Stourbridge, England DY8 1AN, United Kingdom

The School Travel Company Ltd. is a specialist tour operator for school and youth group travel to the UK, Europe and beyond.

They are passionate about providing young people with learning experiences Outside the classroom, and their driving force is to provide teachers with the confidence to do just that.

Each division of The School Travel Company provides inspiring educational & residential trips that guarantee a quality and safe school trip from start to finish!

They are an assured member of The School Travel Forum, the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes school travel and upholds best-in-class health and safety practices.

They are also a member of ABTA (Y4983), and hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (10489).

Useful information

For UK schools and groups we have ATOL protected flight bookings.

All of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays advertised on their website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. The Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) video below tells you about the Certificate.

Please see their booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

The School Travel Company Ltd’s ATOL has been issued under the name of their parent company, The School Travel Company Ltd. You can check the details on the CAA’s website using this link.

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Classic FM

+44 (0)34 5749 1812

30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, United Kingdom


Classic FM attracts an audience of more than 5 million people each week.

The station’s presenters include John Suchet, Alan Titchmarsh, John Brunning, Alex James, Myleene Klass, Bill Turnbull, Alexander Armstrong, Charlotte Green, Jane Jones, Nicholas Owen, Anne-Marie Minhall, Sam Pittis, Katie Breathwick, Tim Lihoreau, David Mellor and Catherine Bott.

As well as the radio station, Classic FM includes a thriving website featuring a personalised classical music radio player; a record label; live concerts and book publishing.

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In the Gap Music

London, United Kingdom


In the Gap!is a fantastic new resource for introducing creative activities into KS1 and KS2 music lessons.

In the Gap! is a collection of seven original songs for vocal and instrumental use with concert and Bb transpositions.

It includes clear and concise ideas, notated examples and three backing tracks per song for demonstration and performance.

In the Gap! can be used in individual, group and whole class ensemble teaching.

KS1 and KS2 children will love the fun songs, colourful characters and creative challenges _ introduce some improvisation into your music lessons today with this lovely book and CD!