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Members of 'Runaway Samba' and Jack Drum Arts staff traveled to Recife, Brazil, to learn all about Maracatu from world class players 'Nação Porto Rico!

Our fantastic Summer School returns for the fourth year running. Building on the immense success of our three previous Summer Schools, 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August 2017 @ Goldsmiths College, London
 

Do you have students or know any keen musicians aged 14 and 18 and into folk music? Would they like to be part of the Cambridge Folk Festival? They could win the chance to perform with The Hub Band Project live in the Club Tent on Sunday 30th July 2017!

 

Do you have students or know any keen musicians aged 14 and 18 and into folk music? Would they like to be part of the Cambridge Folk Festival? They could win the chance to perform with The Hub Band Project live in the Club Tent on Sunday 30th July 2017!

 

"Got What It Takes?" are looking for 11-14 year budding popstars to apply for the hit CBBC show

For well over a decade now, SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone; this summer we offer a more varied programme than ever:  Intensive and inspiring courses, practical workshops, taster sessions and master classes for students of all backgrounds, beginners to advanced, amateur and professional. Take your pick! 

I am at the end of third day of the Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gap Community Music conference here in Waterloo, Ontario. 140 people sharing research, case studies, playing and listening in the context of the only CM masters and undergrad courses in Canada. 

MusicGurus.com launches new immersive online course for aspiring professional songwriters. In collaboration with Notting Hill Music And Tileyard Education. 
https://www.musicgurus.com/course/write-songs-like-a-pro-and-get-publish...

The Tri-borough Music Hub in London is leading a collaborative project to improve music-making provision for children aged 0-5. Tri-Music Together is offering training opportunities for teachers and music leaders working in Early Years settings (nursery schools; children’s centres; private, voluntary and independent nurseries) across the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. It’s aiming to provide a joined-up approach to Early Years music-making in the area.

New online music teacher training accredited by 'Become A Music Teacher' and Andy Gleadhill.

We’re delighted to be welcoming drummer, percussionist and Director of Beat Goes On Ollie Tunmer for our upcoming Samba Drumming and Percussion workshop on Wednesday 24 May 2017. Ollie’s workshops include STOMP-style Body Percussion (he was a cast member of the hit show STOMP), and Brazilian Samba Drumming (Ollie performed in the 2002 Rio de Janeiro carnival).

We spoke to Ollie about his musical interests, his previous work and what participants might expect from the workshop he is delivering for Sound Connections later in the month. You can see his answers below:

Calling all musicians! Make Music Day is coming on Wed 21 June 2017.