Tag: Music

Interview with Puppini Sister Kate Mullins

Interview with Puppini Sister Kate Mullins

Q: When did you decide that you wanted to be a professional musician? A: In that weird sort of way that kids seem to know what really makes them happy, I always imagined I’d be a musician and that one day I’d have a record […]

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 […]

100 Years of Jazz: Traditional Jazz

100 Years of Jazz: Traditional Jazz

Traditional Jazz Blog by Louise Balkwill If you have been following this blog series, you have read about ragtime music – a genre of piano-based music played from sheet music for high society. You will have also heard some blues – heavily improvised music, used […]

The Double Bass: Big, Bold and Beautiful

The Double Bass: Big, Bold and Beautiful

By Louise Balkwill In this blog post, I will be raving about one of the most important, versatile, best loved but least accredited instruments in western music’s modern (and not so modern) history – yes, that’s right, the Double Bass! The Double Bass (also known […]

100 Years of Jazz: Part 1 – Congo Square

100 Years of Jazz: Part 1 – Congo Square

Blog by Louise Balkwill 2017 is a very special year for music – it marks 100 years since the release of the first ever jazz recording, “Livery Stable Blues” by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band! Since then, popular music has foxtrotted, swung, bopped, rocked and […]

The Becky Dell Music Academy – A London Living Wage Organisation

The Becky Dell Music Academy – A London Living Wage Organisation

We are delighted to have been awarded the London Living Wage Employer mark by the Living Wage Foundation, a foundation supporting the fair pay of employees across the country. Although we have only recently received accreditation, we have always strived to provide fair wages for […]