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Battle of the Bands and Jazz Gig

Check out our Battle of the Bands trophy below!

We are just into the 2nd half of the Summer Term and there’s already loads going on.
“Battle of the Bands” is taking place on Sunday 9th July at The Cinnamon Club! The audience vote for the winning band so make sure you’re involved!
“An Afternoon of Jazz” is taking place […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choir at Didsbury Arts Festival

The Music Place Choir is thrilled to be performing at Didsbury Arts Festival as part of a double bill with the amazing Voice Collective.

Have a look at the festival website for more info –

http://www.didsburyartsfestival.co.uk/whats-on/main-programme/424-the-music-place-choir-and-the-voice-collective-choir-double-bill

By |May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dementia Awareness Week

Calamity Jane

At The Bowdon Rooms (The Firs, Bowdon, WA14 2TQ)

Thursday 18th May

Doors open at 1pm

Screening at 1.30pm

Interval with refreshments

A screening of the hit musical, Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel, made possible by The Bowdon Rooms and The Music Place Supports charity outreach programme, as part of Dementia Awareness Week!

Free entry to all who wish […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Andrew Bain and Steve Watts will be teaching on the jazz summer school this year

We are very pleased to confirm two more tutors to join the team for our jazz summer school in August.  Course directors Mike Walker, Les Chisnall and Iain Dixon will be working alongside Andrew Bain (drums) and Steve Watts (double bass).  Andrew and Steve are both extremely well respected musicians and teachers and we’re […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Huw Jacob, guitar and bass

Huw teaches guitar and bass at the Music Place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as leading band sessions.

Hi Huw!

How old were you when you started playing music?

Back in Wales, I was about 7 when I started playing the piano and then I joined the choir at age 8.
What got you into guitar […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 9 – Performance season starts at the Music Place!

It’s Piano Day this Sunday 12th March at The Cinnamon Club! The event is from 2pm – 4pm and we have so many great students taking part!
 It’ll be Instrumentalist Day before we know it on Sunday 19th March! Again, thank you to all the students taking part. We are really looking forward to it!
 We have been […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Matt Birkett, guitar

Matt teaches guitar on Monday evenings and during the day on a Saturday.

How old were you when you started playing music?
I think I was around 9 or 10 when I started playing the trumpet at school but I never really liked it that much. I actually didn’t start playing guitar until I was 16.
What […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jazz Summer School 2017 – save the date!

Save the date!

Our jazz summer school will be taking place from

Sunday 20th August to Wednesday 23rd August 2017

The course will be led by directors Mike Walker, Les Chisnall and Iain Dixon, with drums and bass tutors tbc.  If you would like to reserve a space, please contact us at the Music Place.  You can […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 8 – Performance opportunities and Manchester Jazz Commission for Andy SB

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and whilst we may not have been brushing up on love songs we have definitely been working hard in preparation to some exciting concerts in March!
We are hosting a Piano Day for all of our student pianists on Sunday 12th March at 2.00pm at The Cinnamon Club.
On Sunday 19th March it’s the […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Lauren Jones, cello, piano and violin

Lauren teaches cello, piano and violin on Friday evenings.

Hi Lauren!  You are now our newest member of staff, welcome!

Hello!  I started teaching here in January and it’s been lovely to meet everyone.

Tell us a bit about how you got into learning music.

I grew up in London, Ontario in Canada and I started learning the violin […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments