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Matrix features in Music Teacher magazine! April 2019

We are proud to report that Yamaha's Junior Music Course features in this month's Music Teacher magazine!

The article focuses on the benefits of JMC - especially the creative aspects, and tells the story of two graduates of JMC, now composing and performing musicians. One of these is our...

Self-regulation: presentation by Alison Baker March 2019

Matrix teachers were treated to an introduction on 'Self-Regulation' by Alison Baker, practitioner and Matrix parent.
This approach is a growing phenomenon - notably with great success in Canadian schools - and dovetails perfectly with the Yamaha principles of developmentally appropriate...

Improvisation Workshop Series: "The Desire to be Creative" Feb-Mar 2019

Matrix hosted a series of four improvisation workshops run by George Haslam.
Workshops looked at the development of musical improvisation starting from different bases and origins; including elements of music – melody, rhythm, harmony, etc. abstract interpretation and free improvisation. ...

Mariangela Vacatello plays at Matrix June 2018

We were incredibly proud to welcome Mariangela Vacatello to play at the final of the Music at Matrix concert series this year Her piano performance was incredible, and the programme was an interesting mixture of well-known and much lesser-known pieces. Earlier in the day, our students were able...

National Junior Original Concert - March 2018

It was our turn to host Yamaha's National Junior Original Concert in Oxfordshire this year and so the event was held at Abingdon School on Sunday 4th March.

Several students from Matrix took part and their videos are being released on the Yamaha Music School facebook account one by one...

National Young Composers Concert 2018

Well done to the composers and performers - the concert was a huge success!

Yamaha's National Junior Original Concert was hosted in Abingdon this year, at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School. Sunday 4th March

Please see next blog post for videos of the event.

European Young Composers Concert 2018

Myfanwy Griffiths, aged 10, was chosen to represent the UK at Yamaha's European Junior Original Concert this year, with her ensemble 'Wolfpack'. She, co-performers Martin Ludden and Peter Fegyveres-Nagy; along with teachers and parents, all travelled to Hamburg at half-term for the event. Miffy...

Julia Watson's talk on supporting children's creativity - September 2017

Julia Watson, an educational consultant and parent at Matrix, kindly offered her services in the shape of a talk for parents: 'Supporting Children's Creative Achievement'. The event was well-attended, and Julia also offered parents a relaxation download to take home.

Notes from the talk...

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