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Exams are in full swing and continuing into July. Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to check these links before the big day if you’re with ABRSM: We also have lots of certificates that have arrived and are waiting to be displayed in your homes… so please get in touch if you have one missing… Continue reading MUSIC EXAMS

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‘Music is a performance and it needs an audience…’. Michael Tippett

I think the most important element of ‘performance art’ sometimes gets lost in the learning process. Our musical journey can become a private one, rarely witnessed. We seek out other people’s performances, but shy away from gifting our own achievements to others. Yet you cannot underestimate the power of having a regular incentive to improve… Continue reading ‘Music is a performance and it needs an audience…’. Michael Tippett

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Another amazing weekend of concerts in Brighton…  as ever bringing so much joy! It’s heart-warming to see everyone performing their music for friends and family.  Concerts provide an incentive to improve skills, build confidence and ultimately ensure music-making is fun and engaging.  Musicians are constantly inspired by watching other performers too. From January 2023 we will be offering… Continue reading SCMT CONCERT NEWS

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SCMT is hiring!

PIANO AND SINGING TEACHERS REQUIRED IN OXFORD AND BRIGHTON Traditional, local, specialist music school, since 2004 University locations, private studios, schools, client premises Full and part time positions available Flexible working hours if needed £32 plus per hour 1 on 1 tuition Mentoring where required Full vetting provided Enquire direct:  [email protected] or use the ‘contact us‘ page… Continue reading SCMT is hiring!

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The Brighton and Oxford Concerts are coming!

This year we are sponsored by Ackerman Music and raising money for ‘Wishing Well Music for Health’, specifically in relation to their work at the Royal Alex Hospital in Brighton.

OXFORD summer concert 2022 – Wesley Memorial Church – OX1 2DH – Saturday 25th June 2022 – 3 PM
Guest entry price: £6 for adults

BRIGHTON summer concert 2022 – Brighton Unitarian Church – BN1 – Saturday 2nd July 2022 – 11 AM-7 PM
Guest entry price: £6 for adults


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We’re very excited to announce that our Summer 2022 Charity Concerts are BOOKED!

Sponsored by Ackerman Music and proudly supporting ‘Wishing Well Music for Health’

BRIGHTON. Saturday 2nd July. 11am – 7pm.  BRIGHTON UNITARIAN CHURCH

OXFORD.  Saturday 25th June. 3 pm onwards.  WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH

More info to follow next week – including entry deadlines, venue details, our sponsor and fundraising specifics.

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Young musicians… advice for PARENTS

How much should a young musicians be practising on their new instrument?

We asked some of our SCMT tutors for their opinions… and here they are in brief.  Do you agree?

‘Little and often is key and the quicker you implement it, the more they’ll love to play their instrument.  Children will soon get bored if they’re not getting better!  You don’t want to be paying for someone to repeat what they said the week before, right?’  James

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New Piano lesson testimonials…

New Piano lesson testimonials!

‘Fantastic tuition and support. Susanna is nothing short of amazing in linking up tutors with students, building a sense of community, keeping everyone up to date with guidance and always encouraging and celebrating the many successes.  Sam, our piano teacher for the last 4 years, has seen my daughter through 5 grades, with accolades. It is absolutely not just about the grades and he has encouraged exploration and enjoyment of different musical styles and genres.  He is extremely accomplished with a disarmingly light touch that belies the rigour and polish he seeks to instil in his students……..

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Susanna Cassam blog – listening to music at home. NEW…

Listening to music helps children UNDERSTAND music, gain opinions about music, crave more and more music!  They’ll discover what they love, what makes their heart sing, what keeps them calm, what inspires them, what intrigues them… and what they aspire to!  If children listen to enough different types of music on a regular basis, they will choose to learn an instrument and be motivated to constantly improve.  They will work hard to imitate those musicians they admire and they’ll also love the connection it brings to everyone at home.  Music brings a family together and wraps you all up in its comfort and energy…