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The Music Place…the myth, the legend, the ABRSM centre

The Music Place philosophy has always been to combine dedication and enjoyment to produce well rounded musicians. We believe the best results come from a friendly and welcoming environment. But if you think all that fun means we don’t kick bottom when it comes to respected exam boards, think again.

 

For many years, The Music […]

By |May 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL – MEET THE TUTORS! STEVE WATTS

Steve Watts.

Steve Watts has been performing jazz for over 25 years, during which time he has worked with numerous internationally acclaimed musicians, including: Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzman, Jim Mullen, Joe Lovano, Kirk Lightsey and Richard Rodney Bennett, to name a few. He is a member of the influential […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL – MEET THE TUTORS! ANDY BAIN

Andy Bain.

Andrew Bain is one of the leading performers and educators in the UK. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and winner of the BBC Big Band Drummer, he has performed with a multitude of incredible musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker and Dave Liebman, […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL – MEET THE TUTORS! LES CHISNALL

Les Chisnall.

An early bloomer, pianist, Les, began playing the organ aged 11 and immediately began improvising! Throughout his career, this improvisation and compositional flare has proved central, especially in the contemporary classical field.  Les has written music for orchestra, piano, organ and choir and has worked with some of the finest musicians […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL – MEET THE TUTORS! IAIN DIXON

Iain Dixon.
Iain Dixon began his musical story in Lancashire, where, as a child, he learned tenor saxophone and clarinet before attending the Royal Northern College of Music. Following this, Iain moved to London where he played with the BBC Radio Orchestra and Big Band for eight years before becoming freelance. Iain has performed […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL – MEET THE TUTORS! MIKE WALKER

Mike Walker.

Salford born and bred, Mike has been a pillar of the Manchester music scene since a young age, playing in several well-established Jazz and fusion groups throughout the eighties and nineties, including his own bands, ‘River People’, ‘Some other country,’ ‘The Mike Walker Quartet’ and ‘Brazil Nuts’, within which Mike collaborated with friend […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL!

JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL!

From Sunday 5th August to Wednesday 8th August this year, The Cinnamon Club will play host to The Music Place annual, and much loved, Jazz Summer School! This year is set to be an absolute cracker, as students and our fantastic tutors join forces to learn some of the most fundamental skills […]

By |May 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“ The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Well, despite Christmas having only just ended, it appears to be May… already! Here at The Music Place, we’re looking forward to a new month of exciting plans and to teaching and learning in the novel warmth! Unfortunately, for many of our younger Music Place students, the dawn of summer means the impending doom […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frisco Crabbe and The Atlantic Frantics wish Happy Birthday to The Cinnamon Club!

Last Friday, Bowdon’s favourite jazz club celebrated its 15thbirthday with the help of the best party band in the UK…nay…the world… Frisco Crabbe and The Atlantic Frantics! As The Music Place celebrates its 21st birthday in 2018, it’s not surprising that many of our lovely teachers have known each other, and gigged together, for […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Spring! Nurture your music and watch it bloom!

Welcome back everyone! Spring is here, the season of new life and growth, so why not inject some new energy into your music practice!? Nurture your technique and get those musical skills bloomin’! Here are ten practising techniques which will help you improve this term.

1. Set the mood- Don’t underestimate how important your surroundings […]

By |April 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments