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Jazz Improvisation

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Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught?

A common question that I have encountered is the issue of whether it is possible to teach...
Fashion and Textiles

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Ability-saurus Vs Technology-zilla

This is how it usually goes... 'our fashion faculty has digital embroidery machines can stitch...
Folk Guitar

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Open Tunings

Open tunings are a great way to explore new terrain on the guitar. They're popular in folk music...
Fashion and Textiles

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Sustainability In Fashion Design

The textile industry has an important impact on the environment and climate change. To limit the...

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  • Globalisation in Theatre in the 20th/21st Century Editor's Pick

    Todd Heppenstall Drama (general) Teacher (South East London) Picture When approaching a subject as vast and current as globalisation in the context of cultural criticism, it is important first to define its manifestations and its effect on contemporary society. The idea of globalisation is one that is recent in academic study and one that we are in the midst of...
  • Your voice is a hidden treasure.

    Phoebe Eley Classical Singing Teacher (Watford) Picture You are the master and owner of your own voice. Most instrumentalists carry their instruments on their back, shoulders, between their hands. As singers we carry ours inside our bodies. We sleep with them in our bodies, we run with them, we shout, we laugh, we talk, we exercise, we go out to...
  • Keep Calm and Play Jazz

    Neil Livingstone Jazz Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture Jazz... to many new guitar players it can seem like a daunting prospect to go down this path, leaving most more than happy to stay within their comfort zones and not even give it a try. This is possibly due to the fact that by many, it is perceived to be a higher level of playing and that...
  • Playing The Sax In Different Musical Styles

    Alzbeta Klasova Saxophone Teacher (South West London) Picture Being a saxophone player myself, playing has always been a great feeling for me! We get to play very cool music: from pop, jazz, rock into contemporary music and the sweetest harmonies of classical music. But we can also transcribe music from different instruments and add to it our own...
  • The Benefits Of Chamber Music

    Francesca Gilbert Chamber Music Coach (North London) Picture The practice of chamber music can be very beneficial to students of all ages. Not only is it one of the most enjoyable forms of music making, it also encourages excellent musical disciplines such as listening, human interaction and diplomacy. In addition to this, playing music with others helps...
  • Practice Makes Music Perfect

    Susanna Fairbairn Musicianship Teacher (Slough) Picture It's taken me a long time to figure out how to practise. At home, all on my lonesome, without my teacher. In my opinion, this subject is not broached enough in the classroom, music lesson, or college. Why is this, when it is one of the most important aspects to progressing as a musician? I...
  • Why should I do my warm ups?

    Maggie Boyd Vocal Coaching Tutor (North London) Picture Practice makes Perfect. If you only do something once, it’s not solidified in the memory, or the muscle memory. The muscles learn mistakes quicker than the brain does. So if you get it right, repeat it 3 times in your practice session. It’s the same with warm ups – the body has to work...
  • When Did Music Begin?

    Krzysztof Moskalewicz Classical Piano Teacher (North London) Picture to 
  • Using Collage To Improve Your Image Making!

    Debbie Collis Fine Art Tutor (North West London) Picture Collage is an experimental and exciting use of mixed materials to explore image-making. You can assess relationships between surfaces, and is a useful medium you can play with before you attempt using colour paints. It's also a good idea to start working from observation from still life objects...
  • Ability-saurus Vs Technology-zilla Editor's Pick

    Patrick Hartley Fashion and Textiles Tutor (East London) Picture This is how it usually goes... 'our fashion faculty has digital embroidery machines can stitch out 256 colours' 'in our school of ceramics we have the very latest full colour digital ceramic printing machines and the reproduction results are incredible' 'our design studio is equipped with a...

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