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ABRSM

http://www.abrsm.ac.uk

The Associated Board is the world's leading provider of graded music examinations, trusted and respected by tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of candidates around the globe. The Board's 'Grades' are recognised as international benchmarks - a transferable currency understood by teachers and institutions from over 80 countries.

Addison Group of Singers

http://www.addison-singers.org.uk/

The Addison Group of Singers is a Hammersmith (London) based group that is dedicated to allowing people of all singing abilities to rehearse and perform music. They have two classical choirs: a large non-auditioned Oratorio Choir, and a smaller auditioned Chamber Choir alongside one of London's only choirs dedicated to jazz: an all-female, non-auditioned Jazz Choir, and a mixed, smaller auditioned Jazz Ensemble.

Amazing Internet

http://www.amazing-internet.com

Specialists in Internet services for the Arts. The company that designed and built this website.

Bachtrack

http://www.bachtrack.com

The web's newest and most comprehensive site for classical music lovers.

Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain

http://www.cassgb.org/

Founded in 1976, the Clarinet and Saxophone Society was formed for the benefit of everyone who has an interest in the clarinet or saxophone and their repertoire.

It publishes a quarterly magazine, organises regular conferences and workshops and runs an extensive music library.

The British Saxophone and Clarinet Congresses are held bi-annually sponsored by CASS.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk

One of the world's finest conservatoires for music and drama. Details of courses online. Guildhall is a lively friendly community of musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians, with an unrivalled reputation for excellence across the wide range of courses on offer.

Helen Astrid Singing Academy

http://www.thehelenastridsingingacademy.com

Singing Lessons just 23 minutes from South Kensington Underground.

Helen Astrid is based in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in the quiet residential oasis of Strawberry Hill.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

http://www.ism.org/

Support for music and musicians

Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library

http://www.lebrecht.co.uk/

Lebrecht Music and Arts is the world's most comprehensive image bank for classical music and one of the foremost resources for cultural activity from ancient antiquity to last night's performance. In addition to its own specialist archive, Lebrecht has access to over 10 million pictures from museums, academic institutions, our exclusive photographers and our partner libraries in Europe and North America. We are now offering music lovers the chance to own their own piece of history in the form of a beatufiul artist's giclee canvas of their chosen image, stretched and mounted, to have in their own home. These are currenlty available for delivery in the UK, the USA, and outside the UK by request, prices on application. We are very pleased to offer Chimes customers a 5% discount on all orders, simply quote 'Chimes Offer' when ordering. Click the link and navigate to the Lebrecht Print Shop.

Lee Sollory

http://www.leesollory.co.uk

Lee Sollory is established as a leading composer of music for classical guitar, a highly accomplished performer and 'one of the most respected and sought after guitar teachers in the U.K.' .

London College of Music

http://elgar.tvu.ac.uk

This music conservatoire has recently re-located to become part of Thames Valley University.

Morgensterns Diary Service

http://www.morgensternsdiaryservice.com

Morgensterns Diary Service, established by Julian Morgenstern in 1983, is more than a simple musicians answering service, and more than a simple musicians diary service. Morgensterns is a booking agency for orchestral and session musicians, with the special advantages of an outstanding client list and an expert teleteam who actively seek work for clients through our unique suite of fixer support services, our availability list service, who's doing my date list service and through our finely tuned, instantly responsive computerised diary management systems.

Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival

http://www.richmondfestival.org.uk

Richmond Festival is one of the largest competitive festivals in the South of England with over 2500 entries in 2002 and with many more people of all ages taking part, in groups and choirs and their enthusiastic supporters. It has some of the highest standards of amateur performance in the country with many of the young dancers, actors and musicians become professionals in their chosen field.

Royal Academy of Music

http://www.ram.ac.uk/

It is the purpose of the Royal Academy of Music to train musicians of the highest quality. Guided by their professors, who include some of the world’s most distinguished teachers, students work towards technical mastery of their subject (instrument, voice, composition) whilst gaining understanding of the whole art of music. The Academy has been spectacularly successful in producing generations of leading soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, conductors, opera singers and composers. Brilliant new teachers are regularly recruited; the curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated, new courses introduced and the latest technology applied.

Royal College of Music

http://www.rcm.ac.uk

The Royal College of Music is one of the world's leading conservatoires, providing specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers. This enables students to develop musical skills, knowledge, understanding and resourcefulness which will enable them to contribute significantly to musical life in the UK and internationally.

Royal Northern College of Music

http://www.rncm.ac.uk

As a conservatoire, RNCM's main emphasis is on preparing our students for a professional career in performance (including composition). They aim to provide a balanced education in music to draw the very best out of all students. Its consistent and impressive record of student placement in the music profession amply demonstrates Their commitment to the pursuit of the highest standards of professional education and training.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is the national conservatoire for Wales. It was founded in 1949 when it was housed in Cardiff Castle and, in 1974, moved to its purpose-built premises in the Castle Grounds, just a few hundred yards from the city centre. With over 300 performances a year, there is a wide range of performance opportunities available in one of RWCMD's six venues, or further afield at venues in Wales, the United Kingdom and beyond.

St Giles International Organ School

http://www.organschool.com/index.html

St Giles International Organ School is based at the historic church of St Giles Cripplegate, although tuition is offered in many different parts of the UK.

Over two hundred and eighty students, amateur and professional organists from around the world, currently take organ tuition at St. Giles International Organ School.

Susan Collier

http://www.susancollier.co.uk

Susan is a violinist, teacher and conductor.

Trinity College London

http://www.trinitycollege.co.uk

As a leading international examinations board in the performing and communicative arts, Trinity College London provides clients around the world, at times and places convenient to them, with appropriate, reliable and recognised personal assessments conducted by qualified examiners. Trinity is committed to continuous improvement and innovation for the benefit of candidates, teachers and partner institutions. Trinity is a non-profit-making organisation which uses surplus income to support the development and appreciation of skills in music, in drama and speech, and in English language learning and teaching.

Trinity College of Music

http://www.tcm.ac.uk/

These are exciting times for Trinity College of Music, recently described as ‘one of the most dynamic conservatoires in Europe’. Trinity has now been accorded full Premium Funded Status, placing it at the forefront of the UK’s higher musical training provision. Our adaptation of the King Charles Court within the historic Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich means that we can now offer the most up to date teaching and practice studios. The faculty of artists teaching, leading, coaching and encouraging our students are musicians at the pinnacle of this challenging profession.

Leicester International Music Festival`

http://www.musicfestival.co.uk

The Leicester International Music Festival was founded in 1989 by viola player Graham Oppenheimer, who was Artistic Director of the Festival until 2002. Nicholas Daniel, the oboe virtuoso, was appointed as Artistic Director in April 2003. The Festival's distinguished Patrons are the composers James McMillan and Thea Musgrave CBE, the conductor Paul McCreesh and BBC Ceramicist Lars Tharp.

The Festival is largely a chamber music festival and is rooted in Leicester’s strong musical tradition of working with the finest musicians and composers including the Leicester Symphony Orchestra with Sir Malcolm Sargeant, The Bach Choir with Kathleen Ferrier and the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra with Sir Michael Tippett. The annual festival took place in Leicester in June for many years but moved to September in 2007. The festival contiunues to attract regional, national and international recognition for the high quality of its musical performances, for the world-class artists taking part and for promoting stimulating and sometimes challenging programming.

The festival celebrates its 21st. year in 2009.

London Cello Society

http://www.londoncellos.org

The London Cello Society promotes the art of cello playing, preserving its great traditions while encouraging its continuing development.

The Society exists for the benefit of cellists throughout the United Kingdom - young students, professional players and teachers, amateur players and lovers of the cello. Members can hear the leading performers of the day, discover new repertoire and recordings, and participate in our gatherings.

Further benefits extend to those who become Friends of the Society, including receptions, priority booking and complimentary programmes.

All events sponsored by the London Cello Society are open to the general public.

Constanza Chorus

http://www.constanzachorus.org.uk/

The choral society is open to everyone, focuses on the greats of the choral repertoire and is led by dynamic conductor and singer Joanna Tomlinson.

We are currently looking for singers of all voices to join us when we start rehearsals in January 2010. We will be rehearsing on Monday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30pm. Our first concert will take place in May 2010 and will be an all-Mozart programme including the Requiem.

London Docklands Singers

http://www.londondocklandssingers.org/

Kew Music Festival

http://www.kewmusicfestival.com

A new live music festival in Kew's most historic and beautiful venues.

Association of Teachers of Singing

http://aotos.org.uk/links.php

The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world. All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel, either privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

The stratford and East London Music Festival

http://www.stratfordmusicfestival.org.uk/

The Stratford and East London Music Festival is the oldest English Music Festival in England.

Simon Fischer

http://www.simonfischeruk.com/

Simon Fischer enjoys a distinguished and wide-ranging career. He has given several solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, many recital and chamber music broadcasts for Radio 3 and BBC Scotland, and has frequently played as soloist or leader with many of the major UK symphony and chamber orchestras.

Sought-after as a teacher, he is a professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music. His over 230 consecutive monthly articles in The Strad magazine have attracted a world-wide following, as have his technique books Basics and Practice.

His new DVD: The Secrets of Tone Production is now available. The fundamental tone exercises on this film are without doubt the best thing you can do to build tone production or to maintain or improve it: they are simple, they don't take long to play, and nothing else produces faster results.

English Pocket Opera Company

http://www.epoc.co

EPOC creates opera: for, by, and with children and young people; offering opportunities to work closely with professional artists, participate in singing, acting, musical composition, art and design whilst building key skills across the curriculum.

Teddington Violin

http://www.teddingtonviolin.co.uk

Violin Tuition for all ages & grades in Teddington TW11 (London Borough of Richmond)

Grandma Dingley's Ingeniously Musical Tales

http://www.grandmadingley.com

This collaboration between Brian Blessed, Rory Bremner and Matt Parry has created a children's audiobook which is a first of a kind: an exciting and comical script perfectly aligned to every musical phrase of Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic work, meaning the young listener absorbs the music whilst simply following the story.

Creator MATT PARRY said: "As a music teacher I'm always looking for new ways to instill a love of classical music in young people. I conceived this idea whilst a student at the Royal Academy of Music and am now hugely excited to provide something that I feel has been missing: a modern and entertaining introduction to the orchestra that cunningly disguises its educational effect!"

RORY BREMNER said: "I loved being involved with this project - the idea of setting a funny and fast-moving script to the original music was inspired, creating a lively and engaging experience that I've rarely experienced in classical music productions for a younger audience. It could become a kind of ’Peter and the Wolf‘ for a new generation."

BRIAN BLESSED said: "The script had me chuckling from start to finish, but I was also struck by how original the concept was: a children's story written to perfectly overlay an entire symphony (and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Sheherazade" is one of my favourites, by the way) as an exciting introduction to classical music. Ingeniously musical indeed!"

OTHER PEOPLE said:

"Brian Blessed is a masterstroke" - classicalmusic.com (the website of BBC Music Magazine)
"A recording to warm the heart of any parent or teacher" - Soundfreakz.com
"This proved a successful trial of teaching the music to very young children" - Bachtrack.com
"It's hard not to admire the ingenuity" - theartsdesk.com

English Brass Academy

http://www.englishbrassacademy.co.uk/

All the members of English Brass - which was founded in 1974 - have established their individual reputations by performing at the highest level of the music profession.

Please visit the website for up to date details on summer courses.

Ealing Chamber Music Club

http://www.ecmc.org.uk

Ealing Chamber Music Club has been formed to facilitate playing and performing chamber music in the Ealing and West London area. Players of all standards are welcome.

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

http://www.ealingso.org.uk/index.php

The Ealing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Gibbons, is an independent orchestra based in West London usually giving around five main concerts a year.

West London Sinfonia

http://www.westlondonsinfonia.org/

West London Sinfonia recently concluded its 40th year of music making with a very successful celebratory concert at St Johns Smith Square. An Ealing based orchestra, each year we perform five concerts locally, and one in central London.

Ealing Junior Music School

http://www.ejms.org.uk/index.html

Ealing Junior Music School provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Our school is in West London where nearly 400 students between the ages of 4 and 18 meet on Saturday mornings.

Peter Fender

http://www.peterfender.co.uk

Acclaimed conductor Peter Fender shares his passion for music with audiences and orchestras in England and beyond. Combining deep musical sensitivity, a strong stage presence, great motivational and communication skills, and a fine sense of humour he is becoming more and more in demand.

He is currently Musical Director of Philharmonia Britannica and the Angel Orchestra in London, Mid Sussex Sinfonia in Sussex, and Opera Nova in Kent.

Cubertou Flute Holiday with Philippa Davies

http://www.cubertou.com/flute-holiday

Liven up your fluting skills and relax in the South of France!

The Flute Holiday is packed with up to date, fun and effective techniques for getting the most out of your flute playing. There is plenty of opportunity for playing: in Flute ensembles, Master Classes, Technical and Ad-Hoc sessions. Have fun while making progress in a non-competitive environment.

Philippa Davies is a first-rate virtuoso flute player who performs recitals and concertos around the world and is a regular recording artist. She is also an excellent and inspirational flute teacher and professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Philippa will be assisted by her regular accompanist Jan Willem Nelleke.

Cubertou Quartet Course with the Brodsky Quartet

http://cubertou.com/cubertou-arts-music-courses/quartet-course/

Enjoy top quality coaching and relax in the South of France!

The Quartet Course is for advanced players in pre-formed string quartets who would enjoy being coached by one of the most experienced and vibrant quartets of our time. As well as intensive quartet coaching sessions on prepared repertoire there will be opportunities to play in larger ensembles and ad-hoc groups.

The Brodsky Quartet has, since its formation in 1972, performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and for staying in touch with the next generation. The Brodsky Quartet holds the International Chair – String Quartet at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Arts Academy

http://www.arts-academy.co.uk/

We are the only organisation in the UK providing unique one-to-one music lessons in London for children aged between four and sixteen years old, in the comfort of your own home.

We work with every instrument - whether it's guitar lessons, piano lessons or violin lessons that you want to learn, we provide a skilled professor for each lesson.

Based in London, the specialist Arts Academy method focuses on incorporating fun with interactive technology, allowing pupils to reach the highest of standards musically. Working with the majority of instruments, our MusicHour™ takes place weekly to fit in with your home requirements.

Our Arts Academy professors are graduates of the world's leading Music Conservatoires and are extensively vetted and trained to create the best possible environment to learn music.

Ross Campbell: Singing Lessons

http://www.rosscampbell.biz

Professor of the Royal Academy of Music, London
GSA's Former Head of Singing & Music
Author of Award-winning ABRSM Songbooks

Audition Preparation, College Entrance, and all Examinations/Diplomas

Flexible hours at Private Sound-Proof Studios in London & Surrey

Extensive sheet music library attached

Dimbleby Cancer Care

http://www.dimblebycancercare.org/

Dimbleby Cancer Care, established in memory of Richard Dimbleby, exists to offer care and support to people with cancer and to their families and carers.

Ealing Autumn Festival

http://www.ealingautumnfestival.co.uk/

After a Romance with Russia in 2010 and a Genius of Hungary in 2011, the third Ealing Autumn Festival Delius and Dickens celebrates two anniversaries originating in the UK: the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Delius and the 200th anniversary of the birth of writer Charles Dickens.

Cuillin Sound

http://www.cuillinsoundmusic.co.uk/CuillinSound/Welcome.html

Cuillin Sound is an innovative wind trio with a passion to perform in major concert venues and for local communities. We also hold an annual summer chamber music course in Malvern, every August.

Cadenza Classes

http://www.cadenzaclasses.com/

Cadenza Classes are West London’s brightest and most interactive music lessons. At Cadenza, children learn singing, clapping in time and other musical skills, with the help of Helen’s collection of lovable puppets!
The classes combine much-loved favourites such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Old MacDonald’ with Helen’s own fantastic compositions.

Bach to Baby

http://www.bachtobaby.com/

Concerts are held monthly in inspiring locations across London. Our aim is to make world-class performances available to all ages. Treat yourself and introduce your wee one to live classical music during the crucial years. Be amazed at how your child will appreciate Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms!

Bach to Baby is presented by Miaomiao Yu, award-winning concert pianist and founder of the critically acclaimed concert series, Classics with my Baby.​

South London Youth Orchestra

http://www.jasspa.org.uk/?cat=11

Established in the home of James Allen’s Saturday School for the Performing Arts, South London Youth Orchestra is an orchestral experience designed to nurture and train young musicians to be inspired orchestral players, encouraging them to perform to their highest abilities.

The Australian Voices

http://www.theaustralianvoices.com/

The mission of The Australian Voices is to commission, perform, record and promote the music of Australian composers to the highest international artistic standards.

The Tutor Pages

http://www.thetutorpages.com/articles/music-arts

Since 2008, The Tutor Pages has been providing useful information and advice on all aspects of the UK private tuition industry. It lists thousands of articles on all subjects relating to tutoring, and has published an acclaimed e-book for tutors. It is a member of the UK Association of Online Publishers.

The Tutor Pages also accepts advertising from private tutors and tuition centres. Its UK tutor directory is the only one to be recommended by The Good Schools Guide.

Its founder, Henry Fagg, has had over 15 years' experience in the private tuition industry.

Allianz Musical Insurance

http://www.allianzmusicalinsurance.co.uk/

Allianz Musical Insurance is one of the UK's leading specialist insurers of musical instruments and is a trading name of British Reserve Insurance Company Limited, which has been providing musical instrument cover since the 1960s.

Greg Tassell

http://www.gregtassell.co.uk

Greg is in great demand in the UK and abroad for oratorio and recital appearances. He is particularly sought after for Bach, Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Britten, Rachmaninov and Haydn oratorios and has recently sung the Bach St John Passion in Krakow, Poland with the Krakow Academy of Music, Britten’s St Nicholas with Cambridge Choral Society and Messiah for the London Handel Festival.

Bally Studios

http://www.ballystudios.co.uk

Located 5 mins from Tottenham Hale Station (Victoria Line & Stansted Express) in North London, Bally Studios Rehearsal Studios offers a friendly service, competitive and transparent pricing, great equipment, free parking, clean rooms, a sharp service and a warm welcome.

We are a small, independent company. We become friends with a lot of the people who come to the Studios, regularly pop into their gigs, and we get a lot of enjoyment out of working here.

We have at the moment 50 bands who come to the studio on a weekly or monthly basis, as well as about 60 others that come sporadically. Each and every one we are proud to have as our customers, no matter how many albums they have recorded, what style of music they play, or how big their fan base. A warm welcome, and a cup of tea, awaits every band who is looking at rehearsing or recording at Bally Studios.

Ealing Choral Society

http://ealingchoralsociety.org.uk/

A choir of about 80 voices performing major choral works, with professional soloists and orchestral players, in Ealing and other locations, occasionally at the SBC.

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

http://www.ealingso.org.uk/

A leading, independent amateur orchestra which welcomes new players.

Ealing Youth Orchestra

http://www.eyo.org.uk/

Independent youth orchestra, self-financed, run by and for its members who come from a wide area of West London. It has more than 80 players aged between 13 and 19 years drawn from over 25 different secondary schools. Usually rehearses on Fridays in term time from 6.00 - 8.30pm at Twyford Church of England High School.

The Questors Choir

http://www.questorschoir.org.uk/

A 50-strong mixed-voice choir conducted by Musical Director Philip Norman and affiliated to the Questors Theatre. Rehearse from 8.00pm till 10.00pm on Wednesday at St Martin's Church Hall, Hale Gardens, Acton W3 and singers of all abilities are welcome.

The Questors Theatre

http://www.questors.org.uk/index.aspx

The Questors is the largest community theatre in Europe, with an audience membership of around 3,000, of whom around 600 are actively involved in productions.

Situated in Ealing, West London, we offer our members a wide range of activities and social events, in addition to a season of around twenty shows a year, a variety of courses and workshops, and a regular programme of visiting companies.

Members can get involved in all aspects of productions. Call 020 8567 0011

GLOC Musical Theatre

http://www.glocmt.org.uk/

Performs contemporary musicals of the last 50 years rather than G&S, rehearses in Hanwell, and welcomes new members.

St Matthew's Choir

http://www.smce.org.uk/

Lively, sociable choir with varied repertoire, based in Ealing Common, rehearsing on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm. Welcome new singers at any time. Call 020 8998 2879

West London Sinfonia

http://www.westlondonsinfonia.org/

Symphony orchestra based in Ealing, which performs locally, in central London and occasionally abroad. The orchestra numbers quite a few music teachers and other professional musicians in its ranks, although the majority of their members are keen amateurs.

Arcomis International Brass Event

http://www.arcomis.com/brass

The Brass Event will take place in Cardiff between October 10 - 13, 2013 and is a fantastic opportunity to experience the world's most celebrated brass music and musicians in one place, at one time. The event will package an unrepeatable programme of soloists, ensembles and masterclasses into an exceptional four day festival of brass without boundaries.

Chandos Records

http://www.chandos.net/

Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. The company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton with ongoing series of Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge. Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound quality.

Amati Orchestra

http://www.amatiorchestra.co.uk

The Amati Orchestra aims to become one of London's leading amateur orchestras.