Friends and Associates

606Club

606Club is a busy Jazz Club established in 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music every night of the week. Described by Jamie Cullum as “London’s best music venue’ the 120 seat Jazz Club Restaurant make it a place not to be missed by all jazz fans.

Addison Group of Singers

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.

Allianz Musical Insurance

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.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

The ABRSM 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.

Association of Teachers of Singing

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.

Barbican Membership

£59 membership at the Barbican Centre includes benefits such as: priority booking, no booking fees, access to the members’ lounge, free access to exhibitions, members-only events, 20% off cinema tickets, selected special offers on events and in the restaurants, bars and shops of the Barbican Centre.

Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain

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.

Susan Collier

Graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Susan became the youngest violin professor in their Junior Department. She continues to teach there as well as coaching chamber music, and in addition privately teaches university students and students at Westminster School. She has been awarded an ARAM for outstanding services to the violin profession.

Constanza Chorus

Based in the City of London this choir of around 130 members is open to everyone, focuses on the greats of the choral repertoire, and is led by dynamic conductor and singer Joanna Tomlinson.

Rehearsals take place on Mondays 6.30-8.45 at St Mary-at-Hill, EC3. Please contact the Choir Manager for more details info@constanzachorus.co.uk

Cubertou Summer Music Courses for Adults in SW France

Week long chamber music, singing, and flute summer courses with world class tutors. Welcoming beginners to advanced players, prices include tuition, accommodation, food and wine.

Ealing Junior Music School

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.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

ISM is the UK’s professional body for musicians and works to support musicians rights, music education and the profession as a whole. Members are eligible for a 10% discount in our shops.

Leicester International Music Festival

The Leicester International Music Festival was founded in 1989. Nicholas Daniel, the oboe virtuoso, was appointed as Artistic Director in 2003 and has been continuing the organisation since.

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 festival continues 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.

London Cello Society

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 their gatherings. Friends of the Society enjoy benefits such as receptions, priority bookings and complimentary programmes.

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

London College of Music

LCM, part of the University of West London, is one of the largest specialist music and performing arts institutions in the UK. Offering a range of innovative courses, respected worldwide and delivered with creativity and passion.

London Docklands Singers

A friendly, medium-sized choir based in the Isle of Dogs, East London. Led by Andrew Campling they perform largely classical repertoire. Please see their website for details regarding joining.

London Music Factory

A music school specialising in home tuition, providing cover for the whole of Greater London. Their aim is to provide a fun and productive learning environment focussing on a curriculum to suit each student. They also provide a free trial lesson to see if you get on with the tutor!

Morgensterns Diary Service

Morgensterns Diary Service, established in 1983, 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 their unique suite of fixer support services, availability list service, who’s doing my date list service, and their finely tuned, instantly responsive computerised diary management systems.

Music’all

Music’all is a not-for-profit, extra-curricular music school based in South West London for children aged 4-18, from beginner to advanced. They aim to provide high quality, affordable music education to over 200 pupils and is currently based in Lady Margaret’s School in Parsons Green, Fulham.

Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival

Richmond Festival is one of the largest competitive festivals in the South of England with over 2500 annual entries 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

The Academy’s mission is to provide pre-professional, undergraduate and postgraduate musical training of the highest national and international standards, aiming to enrich musical culture by training and educating the most talented musicians. Founded in 1822 they aim to continue to develop in order to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing profession. One of our shops can be found within the Academy – all students and tutors receive a 10% discount.

Royal College of Music

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. Based in South Kensington, very close to one of our shops, all students and tutors receive a 10% discount.

Royal College of Organists

Supported and represented organists and choral directors for over 150 years, with members in nearly 40 countries around the world. They work to promote the best in organ playing and choral directing, and to encourage people to play the organ.

Royal Northern College of Music

As a conservatoire, RNCM’s main emphasis is on preparing their 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. All students are eligible for a discount when purchasing from our shops.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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.

Lee Sollory

Lee Sollory is established as a leading composer of music for classical guitar, a highly accomplished performer and respected and sought after guitar teacher. He is primarily published by Spartan Press.

Trinity College London

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 Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban, based in Greenwich, prides itself on the professional expertise of its music tutors, providing an excellent learning support network and opportunities to play in excelling ensemble groups. Its undergraduates have the highest rate of employment and further study of any UK conservatoire.

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