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Post date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 1:01pm

The #ChangeTheTune campaign has taken the first step in formally challenging the legality of charging fees for instrumental tuition in schools.

Making Music is supporting lawyer and community musician Ralph Riddough’s campaign, to clarify the lawfulness of fees for musical instrument tuition in Scottish state schools.

Post date: Monday, 4 November 2019 - 12:00pm

The OHMI Trust is a UK based charity that works to remove the barriers to music making faced by people with physical disabilities. Rachel Wolffsohn, General Manager of the Trust, explains how.

Post date: Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:32am

Nathan James Dearden shares the inspiration behind Three Postcards, composed as part his 2018/19 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Swansea Philharmonic Choir.

Post date: Friday, 1 November 2019 - 8:00am

Music Teacher introduce their magazine, plus an exclusive deal giving Making Music members a free digital copy of the British Music & Drama Education Yearbook and discounted hard copy.

In these uncertain times for music education, Music Teacher magazine provides an essential meeting point and resource for industry practitioners.

Post date: Monday, 28 October 2019 - 11:53am

In our first 2019/20 Adopt a Composer blog, Carmell Smickersgill reflects on her introductory workshop with Junior Leeds College of Music Ensemble Creative.

Post date: Monday, 28 October 2019 - 10:45am

Sŵn Festival co-founder to provide fresh voice for leisure-time music in Wales.

Making Music is delighted to announce the appointment of John Rostron as Wales Manager. While continuing to serve as Chair of the Association of Independent Promoters, Rostron will support Making Music member groups in Wales and undertake campaigning and advocacy for Making Music members and the Welsh leisure-time music community in general.

Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive, commented:

Post date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 10:19am

Chloe Knibbs reflects on her 2018/19 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Ex Urbe, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth.

After the process of Ex Urbe and I exploring the life and music of Clara Schumann, which has led to ongoing discussions and interpretations of her diary entries and life over the past year, my Adopt A Composer work, Clara, is now complete.

Post date: Friday, 18 October 2019 - 12:00pm

In rural Wales, music clubs play a huge part in maintaining live music locally. In 2018/19, Rhyl Music Club launched an ambitious and highly successful Beethoven in Wales concert series - featuring all ten of Beethoven’s violin sonatas.

Post date: Monday, 7 October 2019 - 11:03am

Tommaso Napoli, President of Italy's AIMA (Associazione Italiana Musicisti Amatori), discusses how his organisation is working to overcome the challenges facing musicians who want to play for pleasure.

‘Conservatori’ – music academies –were born in Italy in the 17th century as institutes dedicated to orphans. Teaching music was seen as a way of helping the marginalised.

Post date: Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 11:30am

Gig Heaven introduce their quick and easy service for sourcing musicians, entertainers and other event services worldwide.