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Hit and Miss - This is a fantastic piece for Trumpet players featured in our book Time Pieces for Trumpet Volume 3.
Some of the positive comments we’ve received about our course, Becoming a Better Music Teacher.
The City of Bristol Brass Band has created a new version of the Wallace and Gromit theme tune to help bring a smile to sick children at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
To celebrate the release of our Singing for Musical Theatre repertoire lists for Grades 4 and 5 today, here’s a wonderful Les Mis rendition.
As well as chairing our Governing Body, Tony is a keen saxophone student. He talks about his new focus on music in these extraordinary times.
Over the coming weeks, the Royal Philharmonic Society will be sharing stories of other significant occasions when music has shone a light in the dark.
Many orchestras and ensembles are continuing to entertain us at home. We’re looking forward to the live streamed listed on this page.
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This piece is ‘funky’ in its syncopated rhythmic phrasing and ‘leaps’ around with quick octave changes.
To cheer up dad after a busy shift in A&E at Guernsey Hospital, Renee performs The Reef by Walter Carroll.
We’re so excited to hear that ABRSM Scholar Jess Gillam has launched a Virtual Scratch Orchestra.
Tania Davis, violinist in the Bond Quartet, performs Allegro by Veracini. This is a Grade 8 piece from our 2020-2023 Violin syllabus.
The wonderful musicians of English National Ballet Philharmonic perform a special working from home rendition of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Overture.
Our friends at the Royal Philharmonic Society are collecting stories of musicians doing remarkable things through the pandemic. We wanted to share some of these thought-provoking stories with you.
We’re reminiscing about a beautiful sunny day in London a few years ago. It was a pleasure to do our bit for Make Music Day.
This exciting new competition has been created by the Commonwealth Resounds charity to encourage young people around the world to compose a short piece of music in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Music director Leo Geyer conducts the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra via Facebook, to make sure they all keep their musical talents in tune.
In this article, Jed Milroy, Assistant Director at Edinburgh’s Tinderbox collective, shares his thoughts on supporting music through lockdown.
Coronavirus has threatened the classical music world’s very existence while simultaneously showing us how much we all need it.
In this article Dr Mignon van Vreden, a lecturer in Music Education at South Africa’s North-West University, explores the interaction between music, play, learning and creativity.
Over 3000 of you have signed up for Classical 100, our fantastic collection of carefully selected pieces of music and activities for children and their families.
As part its Great Singing, Great Signing project, and together with deaf musician Paul Whittaker OBE, Yorkshire Youth and Music have produced a series of signed songs, available to learn online completely FREE of charge.
Guy Johnston (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) perform Tchaikovsky’s Douce Rêverie. This is a Grade 4 piece from our 2020-2023 Cello syllabus.
To celebrate the recent publication of our Core Classics books we’ve put together a short quiz on our piano pieces. Can you guess the piece from the first bar of music?
Join presenter Paul Rissmann to discover the final symphony from the remarkably prolific composer, Joseph Haydn.
We help young musicians like Shania through a fund to support their music making, in partnership with the National Youth Arts Trust (NYAT).
In response to our Play On initiative, we’ve been sent some great performances of ABRSM pieces. Here’s Ben playing Richard Rodney Bennett’s Diversion from our Grade 3 Piano syllabus.
Take our quiz, matching the show tune to the musical and find out if you’re a musical theatre expert. Let us know how you get on!
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits’, Switched on Pop is presented by two classical music geeks who are as comfortable talking about Liszt as they are Little Mix.
ABRSM’s Classical 100 is a fantastic collection of 100 carefully selected pieces of music and activities for you to share with your families over the coming weeks.
Conductors! Who are they, what do they do and how did they get the job? Michael Seal is talking to distinguished conductors to find out all the answers.
Alice Farnham talks leadership, the role of a conductor and how Women Conductors is addressing the current gender imbalance on the podium.
Clive Malabar, the composer, began the piece by improvising a few rhythms and incorporating different sounds using the sticks and various parts of the drum.
With free downloadable resources and a body percussion workshop EVERY morning, we’re loving Ollie Tunmer's efforts to turn us into the next cast of STOMP.