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Greg Billings Article

"What I learned in 50 Years" by Greg Billings

Greg recently wrote an excellent article prior to his retirement and, together with the magazine, has kindly agreed to share it with us.

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drumBEAT 2014

drumBEAT 2014 attempts Guinnes World Record for the ‘largest full drum kit ensemble’

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MIA Trade Business Conference

The Conference was a great success!!!

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MIA Backs Music Venue Trust Campaign

MIA backs Music Venue Trust campaign to save live venues

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2014 MIA Awards

Voting is now closed and shortlists will be on the website soon. The Awards take place on November 18th at the Park Plaza

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Government supporting Music Education

Great news the Government has committed to supporting music education hubs with an extra £18m!

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Making Music In the UK 2014

Great news we have New Research we commissioned to update the 2005 data.

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National Learn to Play Day 2015

Following consultation with all 2014 Learn to Play Day venues, we have settled on a date for 2015:


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Just Play

This is NAMM’s great new video. "Just Play". Hope you like it!

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National Music Plan

MIA welcomes Government’s continuing commitment to music education.

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Choosing a Quality Musical Instrument

Click here to read our 'Guide to Buying Quality Musical Instruments' PDF. Helpful advice for the musical student.

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Forever Young? Why being a musician can slow effects of ageing.

Learning to play a musical instrument helps keep people young, according to a new study.

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MIA paper on the importance of music education

Click here to read our PDF guide.

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The Power of Music

The Power of Music: its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people. A PDF document by Susan Hallam, Institute of Education, University of London

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To find a Music Teacher

Find a range of websites that provide details of music teachers throughout the uk. Please check with the individual providers regarding the vetting of the teachers (eg CRB checks).

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Upcoming Events

Musikmesse/Pro Light & Sound 2015 - April

MIA organises a group of UK exhibiting companies with funding through UK Trade & Investment. ... read more

NAMM 22nd - 25th January 2015

MIA organises a group of UK exhibiting companies with funding through UK Trade & Investment. ... read more

MIA Music Awards 2014 - 18th November

The awards will again be given out to recognise the best people, products and companies in the industry. ... read more
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