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Back to School: 5 tips for buying your child's first musical instrument

Posted on: 20 August 2018

Buying an instrument for your child can be daunting if you don’t have a musical background. We’ve put together 5 tips to help you out. 

Read our top tips for buying your child's first musical instrument

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7 tips for outdoor performances

Posted on: 13 July 2018

Summer is well and truly upon us, and that means more and more performances are moving outside. As experienced musicians will know, playing outdoors is a completely different ball game to playing inside a concert hall or gig venue. It’s a lot of fun, but it comes with its own challenges.

Read our top tips for performing outdoors

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Heavy Music Awards 2018 Preview

Posted on: 10 July 2018

We’re the Official Insurance Partner for this year’s Heavy Music Awards, supporting and recognising the best talent in heavy music. Here's a rundown of the bands nominated for the Best UK Breakthrough Band award.

 

Read our rundown of who's up for the Best UK Breakthrough Band award

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6 ways to keep your music practice going on holiday

Posted on: 04 June 2018

If you don't want to stop thinking about music altogether while you're away, here's 6 ways you can keep your practice up while you're travelling or on holiday.

Read our top tips for keeping up your music practice on holiday

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Summer 2018 Preview: Rock & Pop Events

Posted on: 03 May 2018

The best UK rock, pop, indie and alternative festivals coming up in summer 2018, including Reading & Leeds, Download, Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival and more.

 

 

 

Find out what's on our list for this summer in classical and jazz

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Summer 2018 Preview: Classical & Jazz Events

Posted on: 01 May 2018

The best UK classical and jazz festivals and events coming up in summer 2018, including opera performances, showcases of new talent in soul and funk, and more.

 

 

Find out what's on our list for this summer in classical and jazz

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6 ways to deal with music exam nerves

Posted on: 23 April 2018

Exam nerves are completely normal, but this doesn’t make them any easier to deal with. Here’s our list of 6 ways to combat music exam nerves.  

Read our top tips for dealing with music exam nerves

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Our top 6 films about musicians

Posted on: 27 March 2018

6 of the best films about musicians, both real and fictional. From comedies to biographical dramas, there’s a film in this list for everyone.

 

Read our list of the top 6 films about musicians

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5 influential women in music history

Posted on: 08 March 2018

5 influential female musicians who’ve shaped music of all genres, from the 19th-21st century. Featuring pianist Clara Schumann, drummer Sandy West and more.

 

Read about the women who shaped music history