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Our top 5 Christmas covers

Posted on: 05 December 2017

There’s more than one way to do Christmas, and these artists prove it. From rock versions of traditional carols to indie reinventions of everyone’s favourite chart hits, here’s our selection of the best twists on Christmas classics.

Find out our top 5 Christmas covers


ABRSM Shine - New Partnership

Posted on: 13 July 2017

Music lovers and educators came together at Shine - the Associated Board of the Royal Schools’ of Music’s new music education event at the Barbican. The event marked the beginning of our long term partnership with the initiative from the UK’s leading music examination board.

Find out about our ABRSM Shine partnership


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