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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

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia.  It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and 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 that are 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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UCL Institute of Education

+44 (0)20 7612 6000

20 Bedford Way, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science.

Ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 QS World University Rankings, the IOE was awarded the 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’ (GPA multiplied by the size of the entry) in education.

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Drumhead

+44 (0)7792 260 290

United Kingdom

Founded by Sandra Dyer and Pauline Madden in 1998, Drumhead has been delivering high-quality music workshops throughout the UK to adults and children.

Our workshops incorporate drums, voice, movement and storytelling. Drumhead provides workshops that are empowering, educational and fun, whilst demonstrating the accessibility of music to all.

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University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

+44 1252 892883

University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, UK

Oscar-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA’s high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents.

Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, our students can now reap the benefits of studying in a top 25 UK university. With more than 6,000 students studying over 110 creative courses across four campuses, we generate unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers.

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The British Voice Association

+44 (0)300 123 2773

330 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE, UK

The British Voice Association (BVA) is the ‘voice for voice’ in the UK, an association of multi-disciplinary professionals who work to promote the field of voice in its broadest sense.

Our remit is the encouragement of a healthy voice, vocal skills and communication in such areas as the performing arts, business and industry, medicine and education.

 

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Starcatchers

+44 (0)131 290 2560

1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, United Kingdom

Starcatchers is Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation; specialising in creating performances and exploring creative activity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and the adults who care for them.

We believe that young children have the right to access innovative, inspirational, high-quality and age-appropriate theatrical and creative experiences.  Working with specialist artists, we produce beautiful and inspiring performances for very young children aged 0-5, which tour to venues and communities across Scotland and internationally.

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Sprog Rock

United Kingdom

Sprog Rock is a live interactive gig for all ages – especially 0-5 year olds.

We are always experimenting and changing! The gigs originated as part of Katy Wilson’s residency at Tramway with Starcatchers. Babies, children and adults queued for miles and had a great time; there was no doubt they needed to develop the idea further .

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

+44 (0)191 443 4661

Sage Gateshead, Saint Mary's Square, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra and the leading professional orchestra in the North East.

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Sage Gateshead offers a wide choice of courses and workshops for the community, young people and schools.

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Schools and Early Years Join in with Music

If you work with children and young people, we have something to support your curriculum and enrich your music culture. Our wide range of activities are delivered in schools and settings across the region as well as at Sage Gateshead and are available for all ages, abilities and Key Stages.

If you are interested in a one-off experience or a long-term partnership, we can help you get the very most from music.

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North-East England

Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.

Our inclusive approach enables all our performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.


North Music Trust

Sage Gateshead and all aspects of its work regionally, nationally and internationally are managed and programmed by North Music Trust. Our unique management structure ensures that all aspects of our artistic programme – performance, learning and participation – are closely linked with each other.

Our team work to this Mission:

  • To entertain, involve and inspire each and every person we meet through engagement with outstanding music and creative events.

With the following Values:

  • We value all kinds of music equally, and are committed to including, inspiring and encouraging everyone through our programmes of performance and participation, learning and training;
  • We are passionate about offering the best experience for all who work and play here, together building an invigorating, inspirational environment
  • We aspire to be pioneers at the forefront of innovation and excellence, enthusiastically embracing new work, new trends and new thinking
  • We aim for the greatest possible inclusion in the way we build meaningful relationships through shared experiences and creative journeys
  • We are proud to use our national and international positioning to create new social, creative and economic opportunities for our region and for the communities we exist to serve
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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

+44 (0)20 7628 2571

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT, United Kingdom

London

Selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts.

A thriving Junior Guildhall, the recent addition of the Centre for Young Musicians, a Creative Learning outreach division and a range of Summer schools and short courses further complement the outstanding opportunities available.

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The Stables

+44 1908 280814

Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU, United Kingdom

Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd (WAP) is a registered charity, founded in 1969 by the world-renowned jazz musicians Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine.

It has a vision to engage the widest range of people with music in all its diversity.

Sir John and Dame Cleo began the realisation of that vision with the development of The Stables Theatre in converted outbuildings at their home, presenting concerts and education activities. In October 2000, the new Stables Theatre opened its doors, with a second phase of development opening in 2007.  It is now home to The Jim Marshall Auditorium with 438 capacity (398 seated and 40 standing) and the smaller Stage 2 (80 seated and 20 standing or 100 standing) and presents around 350 concerts and 250 education sessions each year.

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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.

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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.

PartPlay quartet

PartPlay

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.

 

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Chetham’s School of Music

+44 161 834 9644

Long Millgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

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.

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ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music)

+44 (0)1483 500 800

The Rodboro Buildings, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SB, United Kingdom

ACM understands how the music industry works today and has created an immersive and comprehensive learning environment, which connects directly with the industry.

Our learning by doing ethos helps simplify how the industry works and produces a clear view of career paths and options. This clear and practical approach accelerates learning. The detailed exposure to all aspects of the industry as it happens (live!) reveals options and destinations, which greatly assists our students in making clear choices and building the maps they need to guide them there.

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University of the Arts London (UAL)

+44 (0)20 7514 6000

272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY, United Kingdom

University of the Arts London is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2017.

We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

Wren Music

+44 (0)183 753 754

Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton, United Kingdom

South-West England

Wren Music is a company of skilled, experienced and highly qualified professional musicians of international repute. In addition to their artistic talent, they bring the qualities required by skilled educationalists.

These include strong people skills and innovative teaching practices as well as a passionate commitment to working creatively with individuals and communities.

Wren enables thousands of people every year to participate with music using voice or instruments through traditional and folk music. We have over 30 years’ experience in community music and can offer ‘off the shelf’ workshops or build projects around your needs.

Wren is deeply rooted in local communities as well as having a national and international reach, working in partnership with traditional artists from all over the world. Wren runs events and concerts all across Devon with many opportunities to get involved as well as to listen.

Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

+44 (0)20 8882 8825

22 Aldermans Hill, London, United Kingdom

The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (JJJA) is a weekly Academy under the artistic direction of internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, offering talented young instrumentalists and vocalists an amazing opportunity to work with some of the world’s top jazz musicians to develop their creative talents and performance skills, through exploring the American roots of Jazz.

Entry to The Academy and to JJJA Essentials is by audition. Auditions take place in September and throughout the academic year.

The Academy also operates a JJJA Essentials course for students who demonstrate during audition that they have the potential to succeed at JJJA, but need additional nurturing before they are ready for the full programme.

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Lime Music for Health

Manchester, United Kingdom

North-West England

The Music for Health team has been delivering music across Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CMFT) since 2009.

The work so far has included:

  • the delivery of specialist musical activity in the wards and at the bedsides of patients (this work is delivered by highly skilled Music for Health practitioners trained by Music for Health Specialists)
  • Music for Health training for RNCM students and CMFT staff
  • commissioned training for professional and voluntary musicians and healthcare students (from Manchester and Salford Universities)
  • European partnership projects with France, Ireland, Poland and Finland and presentations at a number of conferences
Music Generation Westport Children's Choir in rehearsals for 'A Nation's Voice' © Clodagh Kilcoyne / Arts Council

Music Generation

+353 1 475 8454

NCH Building, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation, transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality performance music education, comprising vocal and instrumental tuition – encompassing all musical genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles – delivered by skilled professional musicians.  

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships.


Header photo: Music Generation Westport Children’s Choir in rehearsals for A Nation’s Voice © Clodagh Kilcoyne / Arts Council

Musical Futures

Musical Futures

+44 (0)207 205 2513

Musical Futures supports primary and secondary schools to transform their music teaching.

They share the learning systems, professional development, tools and support needed to embrace an ethos of innovative, inspirational and informal music learning in the classroom and in the community.

Musical Futures is a tried-and-tested yet innovative approach to music learning, based on a pedagogy that is driven by the musical culture of the participants. 200,000+ young people benefit from Musical Futures every year.

It brings real-world music learning processes into schools and other formal settings, engaging and inspiring all and promoting inclusion and diversity.

Musical Futures has developed into a national and international network of more than 2,000 teachers and practitioners adapting the approaches in the UK and overseas.

They are exploring new partnerships to develop our successful, tried-and-tested approaches for a range of in- and out-of-school settings, using the power of creating music to affect individual and social change.