Peter Somerford

Peter Somerford is a regular contributor to The Strad.

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    Analysis: Support Network

    2019-12-17T15:19:00

    The past few years have seen a change in attitudes regarding mental health provision at UK music colleges. How are conservatoires responding to rapidly growing demand?

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    Analysis: Brain training

    2019-10-29T15:00:00

    Can learning a musical instrument have a positive effect on a child’s mental health? Players and teachers give their thoughts on the psychological benefits for young people, as Peter Somerford finds out

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    Analysis: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    2019-10-15T21:46:00

    In these environmentally aware times, players will be conscious of the long-term impact of the strings they’re using. What are manufacturers doing to set their minds at rest? Peter Somerford finds out

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    Analysis: the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit for musicians

    2019-09-17T21:47:00

    With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looking increasingly likely, what are the real ramifications for musicians – and what steps can be taken to minimise the impact?