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Using iPads to teach music

By Stephen Hawker on 30 Sep 2013

Free iPad apps: Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Novation Launchpad, and Beatwave.

As more and more schools invest in iPads, they're becoming an increasingly useful way to help both SEN and mainstream pupils perform and learn about music, from Early Years right up to A Level. Here are some free apps, part of the new SEN section of Music Cornwall's "MusicTech Learning Zone" moodle.

Orchestra set to lead audience up garden path

SEASONED musicians will be making music using garden equipment and enticing visitors to join the Hose Pipe Orchestra during this year's Porthleven Food and Music Festival.

Autumn term 2012 Percussion Team Update

The Autumn term is always an exciting time with pupils keen to return to lessons after the long summer break and many new pupils beginning their musical journey with lessons in school. The many area and county ensembles which Music Cornwall runs have seen an increase in the number of percussionists joining.

Two Moors Festival Concert


Following the huge success of 2011’s performance of Elgar’s cello concerto in Exeter Cathedral with school-age musicians playing alongside professionals, the Two Moors Festival is offering another exciting opportunity to do the same this year.

Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra in Concert at Carnglaze Caverns

On Tuesday 3rd April in the atmospheric setting of Carnglaze Caverns the Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra gave their annual concert. Conducted by Janet Elston the Orchestra performed a variety of pieces taking their audience on a musical trip around the world.


Cornwall Youth Orchestra Give 3 Concerts Across the County

The Cornwall Youth Orchestra will be giving 3 concerts across the county over the Easter period, with performances in Launceston Town Hall on Thursday 5th April, St. John’s Hall Penzance on Friday 6th April and Truro Cathedral on Saturday 14th April.   

Tying The Knot With Music

Mark Clapp, one of Music Cornwall Keyboard Team, is getting married this Saturday 10th March, and various colleagues from Music Cornwall are involved in the celebrations. 

BBC Music Nation Celebrations Day 4th March 2012

Music NationThe BBC Music Nations Celebration has created an exciting opportunity for Carrick Winds, Penzance Youth Wind Band and Triggshire Wind Orchestra to combine together to form one huge band and to experience