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It’s Never Too Late to do what you Love!

It’s never too late to do what you love!
Since March 2011, ‘Vibrant Voices’, led by choir-leader extraordinaire, Clare, has met every Wednesday at The Cinnamon Club. Vibrant Voices, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Singing for the Brain’ movement, is a weekly choir dedicated specially to those
living with dementia, Parkinson’s diseases, stroke survivors and […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stage fright!

Stage fright can be a crippling thing; so many musicians, despite their incredible talent, just can’t find it in themselves to step on a stage. But like any fear, facing it is the challenge and the cure- as Joey Tribbiani once wisely said, ‘Face your fear. You have a fear of heights, you go […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

21 Facts for 21 Years…

21 facts for 21 years….
Happy Birthday to us!! Ah yes, The Music Place may look fresh faced but it’s no spring chicken (music schools age in dog years…) and this Friday we turned 21! As we welcome in our 22nd year, we’ve been reflecting on our years around the block- the things we’ve accomplished […]

By |June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you’ve all had a lovely half term and are ready to kick back into gear as we move into the second half of the summer term! We’ve got a busy term coming up with some really exciting performances and events- here’s the 411.
On 22nd June, we’re celebrating our […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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