The only place to be to discover more about into the issues affecting the Musical Instrument sector.

Every few weeks we will tackle a topic current and relevant to MI, with help from the key figures in manufacture, retail, publishing & education.

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MIA Education Conference Pt.1

The first episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this first episode you will hear an introduction by David Barnard of the MIA Education Committee, and keynote addresses from Mark Pierce of Youth Music & Paul McManus, CEO of the MIA.

MIA Education Conference Pt.2

The second episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this episode Steven Greenall of Warwick Music delivers a Keynote address and we listen in on the first panel ‘the current situation – challenges and triumphs in music education’.

The panel was moderated by David Barnard (MIA Education Committee) and consisted of Chris Fower (Warwick Music), Mark Burke (Charanga), Charly Richardson (Lewisham Music) & Dave Hunt (Music Hub Sales).

MIA Education Conference Pt.3

The third episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this episode we drop in on panel two ‘the growth of private providers – successes, challenges and opportunities’.

The panel was moderated by Chris Wright (Music For All) and was made up of Scott Monks (Rock Steady Music), Alan Barclay (Absolute Music), Amy Cunningham (The Strings Club) & Paul McManus (MIA).