Music to Listen to

100 Years of Jazz: The Prohibition

100 Years of Jazz: The Prohibition

The Prohibition Blog by Louise Balkwill As what we have come to know as “Traditional Jazz” grew in popularity and spread from New Orleans across the whole of America, new inventions and political changes also began to shape the music. The Prohibition in the United […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fantastic Beasts and The Woman of Many Talents…

Fantastic Beasts and The Woman of Many Talents…

As if J K Rowling hadn’t already made it abundantly clear that she is an extraordinary woman – a world famous author of one of the biggest book and movie franchises the world has ever seen, generous philanthropist and campaigner and now, it turns out, […]

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 […]

The Name’s Bond….

The Name’s Bond….

written by Jess Tomlinson  For the first time ever, a James Bond theme song has reached no. 1 in the UK charts. I found this difficult to believe when I read it- out of 24 films spanning over 50 years, featuring some of the most […]

Focus at Will

Focus at Will

Finding it hard to focus? Don’t we all! In our plea for productivity, we’ve found a really useful website to help people of all ages focus on the task at hand – it’s called Focus at Will. Focus at Will is a collection of beautiful music […]

Never underestimate Little People!

Never underestimate Little People!

As you might know, the theme for the summer concert is ‘Music From The Movies’ and one of my students, Iona, loves Les Miserables. We’ve been learning it for her Grade 2 singing and she LOVES singing it! It’s such a cracking song and she […]