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


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 […]

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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

Our John takes to the Stage with Tito Jackson!

Here at The Music Place, we handpick the best musicians and music teachers from across the country, and they get up to some pretty exciting stuff on their days off teaching! From Donny Osmond to Queen, Lily Allen to Tom Jones, our teachers have performed with some of the best musicians in the […]

By |March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Weekend was all about the Piano!

What do you call a laughing piano?- A Yama ha ha ha ha!
Why was the piano player arrested?- Because he got into treble!
Why are pianos so hard to open?- The keys are inside!
These jokes are so bad, I can’t even HANDEL them.
The piano has been one of the most integral […]

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

A Busy Sunday!

Happy belated Mothers’ Day everyone! This weekend, we wanted to celebrate

all the wonderful mums in Altrincham.
Well, we asked and The Music Place
Choir provided, with their usual fabulous flare! The afternoon began with The
Music Place Choir taking market-goers by surprise with one of their trademark
flash mobs in market house. Ushered in with a solo […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dates for the Diary

It’s week two and we’re well and truly back into the swing of things! In this week’s blog, we thought we’d give you a rundown of all the performance opportunities we’ve got coming up this half term.

On Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th March, we’re heading down to The Cinnamon Club for what are set […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments