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  • SwitchingInstrument2

    Teaching tips: students switching instruments


    How do you spot when a young student has chosen the wrong instrument, and how do you find out which would suit them better? Pedagogue and author Mimi Butler takes a look at the issues involved

  • PerformanceSimulator1

    Students practise performance skills on virtual audience


    The Royal College of Music, London and Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano have developed a performance simulator

  • Beechey

    How to teach growing string students


    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point viola teacher Barbara Beechey on making sure growing students don't get into bad physical habits

  • Trobada-Fiddle-1-Laura-Ruiz-ESMUC

    Five hundred string students attend mass performance in Catalonia


    More than 500 young string players from 39 schools across Catalonia attended a mass public lesson and performance at the municipal sports centre in Martorell on 17 November.  The event, called Trobada Fiddle (Fiddle Camp), was part of the Barcelona Fiddle Congress, which took place at the ...

  • In-Harmony-Lambeth-3-cr-Belinda-Lawley

    UK study to assess cultural value of Sistema music education project


    Researchers based at the University of East Anglia are to examine the cultural value of projects  inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education programme. The study will focus on three projects across England: In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, Sistema in Norwich and In Harmony Telford & Stoke.‘The value of young people's ...

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    Newark students complete late maker's cello in two-week project


    In a special project to benefit the UK-based Rowan Armour-Brown (RAB) Trust, a group of students from the Newark School of Violin Making have completed an unfinished cello by Brian Laurence, who died in 2012. Laurence, who was based in Doncaster, began making the cello in 1989 when he ...