Music Recommendations

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

By Becky If like us you watched with delight at the Royal Wedding on Saturday, you might have noticed some rather fabulous bits of music. I was blown away their choices, encompassing classical and modern, representing their personal approach very well. It was great to […]

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. […]

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 […]

Time Travelling with Music

Time Travelling with Music

by Sophie Simpson Hello! I’m Sophie, a violin and piano teacher for the Becky Dell Music Academy in the new Manchester branch. I’m sure many of you are aware of how versatile stringed instruments are; as a violinist there are opportunities to play in a […]

Healthy Musicians

Healthy Musicians

Healthy Musicians by Jess As a professional musician, I feel that I was told far too late about the importance of injury prevention and good posture. I was only made aware of it once I’d started my Bachelor degree and, as I went for a […]

New Year, New MUSIC

New Year, New MUSIC

by Jess It’s the third week of January and we’ve all probably heard the phrase “New Year New Me” a fair few times by now. But at the Becky Dell Academy we’ve been thinking, what’s so good about making everything new? Why don’t we just […]

Cable and Amps and Mics – oh my!

Cable and Amps and Mics – oh my!

Amplification of your instrument and/or voice (By Ronald) Some instruments can’t be heard without an amplifier. An electric guitar, an electric bass guitar, a digital piano or a keyboard: you can’t hear them (very well) unless you plug them in. Acoustic instruments can be played […]

Metronomes – Why and Which One?!

Metronomes – Why and Which One?!

By Meg Ella I’m sure at some point or another we have all been told by our music teachers to practice with a metronome. It may seem tedious at first but there are actually multiple benefits to doing regular practice with our little clicking friends, […]

Glastonbury 2016 Round Up

Glastonbury 2016 Round Up

So I managed to wangle myself a ticket to Glastonbury this year and as ever it didn’t disappoint. As ever we were also three feet under in mud, but hey, it’s Glastonbury, what did we expect… I saw some great bands, both old and new […]

Walk Off The Earth

Walk Off The Earth

by Jess and Becky We are really lucky that over the past 50 years we have had decade after decade of great music. People that are born twenty years after the release date still sing along to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, and we are […]