So you have the flowers, the chocolates, and you are looking to create a romantic atmosphere for this year’s Valentine’s Day? Look no further than this post to help you set a romantic mood for your special someone by providing you with not one, but two soundtracks. So fire up your Spotify, Itunes or Youtube, and have a look at the following two playlists.
Despite a 5% decline to their income, Britain’s top orchestras have reached nearly 900,000 young people through performances and education sessions, according to the report “The State of Britain’s Orchestras in 2016” published yesterday by the ABO as part of their 2017 Conference.
The director of the Association of British Orchestras, Mark Pemberton said
“Orchestras have innovated to achieve bigger audiences and engage more young people and they should be proud of these successes.”
Once again, the annual celebration of the life and work of the great Scottish Poet Robert Burns is upon us. This January 25th, gather your friends to have a wee dram (or three), and recite some of Rabbie’s best. Maybe go all out and get a piper to help you parade the haggis through the hall (or through your open plan kitchen) – don’t forget to reward him with a guid whisky gill- and recite Burns’ Address to a haggis before slicing it open with your dirk.
Traditionally a night filled with good food, friends, music, poetry and performance, Burns Night is an excellent opportunity to flex those old performance muscles, dust off your old violin and just go for it. As long as the whisky holds out, you can be as rusty as you want! If there ever was a time for an impromptu ceilidh, this is it.
Not many poets today are celebrated by scholars and aesthetes while being drunkenly exclaimed by drouthy celebrants at the same time, so have a listen to the short playlist we have put together on Spotify and you’ll find that Burns’ works have been set and arranged by a host of legendary composers, and still reverberate in the classical and folk scene today.
Unless you are very lucky indeed, you spend a large amount of your time as a professional musician finding work for yourself. Organising rehearsals, finding gigs, getting people to support you by purchasing tickets, albums and merch.
One of the best ways to grow your audience, and sell more tickets, is to create and maintain an effective online presence. Get your WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn working for you. Announce your tours, gigs, post press, reviews, special offers, newsletters. All this can very easily get on top of you though, but I think I may have found the most useful tool in the Artist PR Machine: CoSchedule.com
What started off as an American tradition has quickly swept the UK to become one of the most important sales day in the calendar. We specialise in music tuition, and it's always been quite slightly strange to us to try and sell learning a musical instrument, which can be a life-time gift, in one day. This year however, we thought we'd try
As our British summer comes to a close for another year, the new school term starts. Children feel and look another year older. Their school may have changed; their attitude to school may have changed! What stays constant however is home music tuition. So it's this time of year that we like to give you some tips and tricks that will help your child have a successful, rewarding experience learning an instrument.
Learning an instrument takes commitment, so choosing the right instrument is important.
If you're considering toddlers music classes in London, you'll probably also be weighing up which musical instruments you'd like your child to learn...
After you've been having French horn lessons in London for a while, you'll have to give your instrument a bit of a clean. As you play your horn, you'll find that it collects moisture inside it from all that warm air entering from your mouth. If you don't clean this out each and every time you play, you'll find that it accumulates over time and can cause a few problems...
If your child has been given the best acoustic guitar lessons London has to offer, then it won’t be long before you have to learn how to tune their guitar...
If you're taking singing lessons in London at the moment why don't you suggest to your music teacher that you go over a few of David Bowie's songs in honour of the late rock legend, who died on Sunday aged 69.
Find out which instruments might be best for your child in our latest blog. With more children learning musical instruments make sure your child is too!
All you'll ever need to know to tune your acoustic guitar. For lessons in London, get in touch with us at Arts Academy. We can get you started right away.