Archive For The “Music” Category

Save the Bassoon!

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How many people recognise the bassoon? Would you be able to pick it out of a woodwind lineup? According to professional bassoonist Bram Van Sambeek, the humble bassoon is a species under threat. Van Sambeek is at the forefront of a new campaign to promote the bassoon, and thus save the symphony orchestra. The campaign…

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Is music the most important school subject?

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In a recent feature for Intelligent Life magazine, renowned children’s author Philip Pullman has chosen music as the most important school subject. He writes, of all the things the body can do, the richest, the most interesting, the most emotionally and intellectually fulfilling thing is music. Every child needs to encounter music as early as…

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You’ve heard of slow cooking – what about slow practice?

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One of the cello teachers recently registered with us has written insightfully about the ‘practice frame of mind’. In her article, she writes, ‘BE SLOW! There’s slow food, so perhaps there should be slow practice’. Modern life can fool us into thinking that everything done at a fast pace is necessarily better. However, this simply…

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Find a music teacher: all you need to know

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If you’re considering hiring a music teacher for yourself or your child, you’ve come to the right place. The Tutor Pages has just published a comprehensive guide to music tuition in the UK where you’ll discover:- how to find a music teacher where lessons are held the most common instruments to learn how to choose the right instrument…

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Private Tuition Fees – what rates do tutors charge?

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If you’re choosing a tutor for yourself or your child, you’re bound to consider the cost. What is a fair fee, and what factors will influence what a tutor charges? The Tutor Pages collects data on how much independent private tutors charge, and so this is a good place to start. Our data shows that, in 2016, tutors across…

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ISM Survey on Private Music Teacher Fees

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The Incorporated Society of Musicians is an organisation that provides support for professional musicians. They have surveyed 1400 private music teachers about their fees and found that: In Central London, music teachers tended to charge between £30-£50/hour. Private music teacher fees in Greater London were a little less, ranging from £30-£40. In the regions of the UK, fees…

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