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BBC Proms: Our definitive guide

Posted on: 04 July 2017

The biggest classical music festival on earth returns to London again this summer. Find out more in our definitive guide to Promming.

Find out how to Prom for the BBC Proms


Playing in the cold - our tips

Posted on: 08 December 2016

Our guide to help you prepare for performing in the cold, so you can protect yourself and your instrument.

Read our tips for playing in the cold this winter


The most expensive instruments

Posted on: 08 November 2016

The top 5 most expensive musical instruments in the world - including a £10.5 million violin and a piano made out of crystal.

Find out more about the most expensive instruments in the world


Scary musical instruments

Posted on: 25 October 2016

Ever wondered how they make the scary music in horror, sci-fi and thriller films? Alongside computer generated sounds and synthesisers, film composers sometimes use obscure instruments to create some of the creepiest sounds.

Find out about the instruments used for horror film music


Unusual instruments

Posted on: 11 October 2016

Weird and wonderful instruments from around the world. Take a look and have a listen to some of our favourites.

Find out about the most unusual instruments


Spotlight on the Superhuman Musicians

Posted on: 23 August 2016

Meet the 'Superhuman' musicians supporting the Rio Paralympics.

Meet the 'Superhuman' musicians supporting the Rio Paralympics


Flying with your instrument

Posted on: 28 July 2016

Make sure your instrument is protected when flying. We’ve created a simple checklist, read more here.

Find out how to fly safely with your musical instrument


Instrument care and security

Posted on: 12 July 2016

No matter what you play it’s important to look after your instrument to keep it in tip-top condition. Musical instruments are precisely made and require maintenance to stay in perfect playing order.

Read our tips to looking after your instrument


Travel and theft advice

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Theft, loss or damage is a musician’s worst nightmare. So we’ve created this guide to help you protect your instrument whilst you’re out and about.

Read our advice on travelling with your instrument