Why Music Education is Important

Why Music Education is Important

Why Music Education is Important So we could have given you pages worth of detailed reasons why and how music plays a very important role in not just education, culture, and socialisation but the development of the brain too… Which we actually have done, in the...

Brian’s Video of The Week! – Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale This week’s video is particularly interesting because it teaches us the power of music through practice. And when we say practice we mean don’t sit in a room, and stare at sheet music. No, this...
Our First Ever Podcast! – How Viable Is a Music Career In 2016?

Our First Ever Podcast! – How Viable Is a Music Career In 2016?

Our First Ever Podcast! Ever wondered what a conversation about music would be like between a business savvy Singer/Songwriter and an immensely passionate realist & record label manager. Wait we’re not finished… who both happen to be siblings?! *Dun, dun duhhhh*...

Fitness Exercises & Stretches for Musicians – Top 10

Fitness for Musicians – The Infographic* * – This is a featured article from Suzy St George over at takelessons.com. Yep, it’s that time of the year, summer’s nearly over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to cancel your gym membership...
A Music Career in 2016?!

A Music Career in 2016?!

How viable is a music career in 2016? Have a listen to discussions of this topic on The Academy Building Podcast!: https://soundcloud.com/academybuildingpodcast The time where all you needed was a pretty face and the ability to graze a few high notes are long gone,...

Teacher’s Video of the Week: Tom

Here’s the Teacher’s Video of The Week: Bernstein, The Greatest 5 mins, in Music Education A hand picked video straight from professional guitarist Tom Ollendorf, who also teaches here at The Academy Building. For Tom stumbling across this video was the...
World Music Day!

World Music Day!

It’s World Music Day! How did it all start? Well, If you were lucky enough to be a pedestrian on the streets of Paris in 1982, you would have witnessed the first ever Fête de la Musique, a festival that would be celebrated annually all around the globe. This...

Mastering The Craft

Taken from the blog of our director, Harriette. Read more of hers at www.musiclifebusiness.com It starts with respecting the craft. Today I found myself insulted by a non-musician and subsequently questioning the value of music in this country and economy.  Are we...

Baby Buddy’s Jam

Baby Buddy’s Jam! Cheers, jeers and tears, the first ever Baby Buddy’s Jam was definitely an emotional roller coaster for not just the parents but us here at the Academy too. We realised that nothing can compare to seeing the progression of students. Students that...

Visualise Rhythm with John Varney

Visualise Rhythm with John Varney… Another TED-Ed video! We hope you love ’em as much as we do! If you’ve been having trouble with expressing yourself or interpreting rhythm in music, this video will teach you the wheel method developed by John...

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