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13 quick checks to instantly polish your copywriting

How often have you looked at a report, brochure or web copy that you’ve written, and realised it isn’t as clear and appealing as you thought? Perhaps you haven't known why? Here are a few really simple guidelines to make sure your copy is easy to read, and to encourage your reader to read on.

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Breaking the mould: new models for teaching whole class music in Wiltshire

One of the main elements of the National Plan for Music Education is for Music Education Hubs to ensure all children and young people learn a musical instrument through whole class teaching. A tall order perhaps, when primaries are facing continued budget cuts, a decline in specialist music teachers, and in some cases, greater responsibility … Continue reading Breaking the mould: new models for teaching whole class music in Wiltshire

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3 simple copywriting tips to help you avoid the fear of the blank page

Writing is a funny thing. Everyone can do it, everyone does do it. Yet lots of people lack confidence or get distracted when they need to write for work. Worries about grammar rules, not being able to summon the right words, and fearing other people's criticism can completely take the pleasure out of writing. If that's you or someone … Continue reading 3 simple copywriting tips to help you avoid the fear of the blank page

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ARTS CAN HELP RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND KEEP PEOPLE WELL, REPORT SAYS

All-party inquiry demonstrates benefits to health and wellbeing of the arts, leading to fall in hospital admissions. Article by Mark Brown, Arts correspondent, The Guardian. Excerpt reproduced courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd (open licence).   David Shrigley’s ‘The arts’ teapot filling up a ‘lost soul’ cup. Illustration: David Shrigley   GPs prescribing arts activities to some … Continue reading ARTS CAN HELP RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND KEEP PEOPLE WELL, REPORT SAYS

Soundfly – a new kind of music school for today’s musician

In a co-working space in Brooklyn, New York, Ian Temple and his team – including remote working colleagues in LA, Montreal, Georgia and North Carolina - have been developing a platform designed to help today’s musician develop their skills and their business. Soundfly offers a range of cross-genre and cross-skills-set courses, many free, ranging from … Continue reading Soundfly – a new kind of music school for today’s musician

Musicstage – Article Profile – Are hierarchical attitudes to genre holding young people back?

Anita Holford and Dyfan Wyn Owen find out if young people are being short-changed by genre bias in music education - latest article for Musicstage. Photo credit: BBC and Guy Levy. Source: Musicstage - Article Profile - Are hierarchical attitudes to genre holding young people back?