Author: Jess

Noteworthy People: Claude Debussy

Noteworthy People: Claude Debussy

by Jess The year 2018 marks 100 years since the death of one of the most prominent composers of Impressionist music – Claude Debussy. A French composer, Debussy was in fact the first Impressionist composer, the musical style running alongside the art form Impressionism. The […]

Noteworthy People: Eddie Jefferson

Noteworthy People: Eddie Jefferson

by Jess Noteworthy People: Eddie Jefferson   Renowned for his creation of the Vocalese, Eddie Jefferson was a prominent jazz vocalist and lyricist throughout the 50s and 60s until he died in May 1979 (a dancer he once hired, and then fired, shot him outside […]

For Musicians From Musicians: Tutors, Mentors and why you need both

For Musicians From Musicians: Tutors, Mentors and why you need both

Tutors, Mentors and Why You Need Both by the BDMA Tutors TUTOR noun 1. a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, especially a private instructor. MENTOR noun 1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. What is the difference between tutor […]

Introducing Our New Tutors!

Introducing Our New Tutors!

Over the past few months as our academy has grown, we’ve been delighted to welcome seven wonderful new tutors to our happy team, six in London and one in Manchester.  We can’t wait for you to meet them, so here’s a little online introduction… If this […]

Noteworthy People – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Noteworthy People – Jóhann Jóhannsson

by Jess For this edition of Noteworthy People, we want to celebrate the beautiful compositions of Jóhann Jóhannsson who sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. Jóhann Jóhannsson was an Icelandic composer renowned for his music for screen.  If you don’t know the name […]

Music Advice: For Musicians From Musicians

Music Advice: For Musicians From Musicians

by Jess and the team We’re a couple of weeks into 2018 and it’s around this point where people are wondering how realistic their new year’s resolutions are. Rather than challenge myself to a resolution, I’m a big advocate of bettering what I already have. […]

Care for Country

Care for Country

We love getting our tutors to write blogs for us about their interests and expertise and so are very excited to share Connor’s thoughts on country music. Connor teaches piano, guitar, singing and songwriting at the London academies. by Connor Roff Country on the rise: […]

Noteworthy People – Sir Simon Rattle

Noteworthy People – Sir Simon Rattle

by Jess It’s time for our first “Noteworthy People” of the academic year and this half term we have chosen… Sir Simon Rattle Sir Simon Rattle is one of Britain’s most renowned and highly regarded conductors. He became recognised as an international artist whilst conducting […]

Noteworthy People – Imogen Heap

Noteworthy People – Imogen Heap

By Jess We are bringing back one of our segments called “Noteworthy People” where we focus on an inspirational person and tell you about their work. This time it is… Imogen Heap In the music industry we are often told to have several “strings to […]

Back to the Future for Classical Music

Back to the Future for Classical Music

by Jess Classical Music…. Out dated. Boring. For old people. I DON’T THINK SO! Unfortunately, these are however some of the typical stereotypes we often hear when talking about classical music. Those of us that love the music know this not to be true! But […]