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Education

16/07/2021

Tips For Passing Grade 1 ABRSM Piano Exams

When it comes to the world of graded piano examinations, the first grade can seem a little intimidating to new players. Whether it is yourself or your child learning however, we have a few quick and simple tips to help enhance your learning and put you on the right path to passing with distinction! As with any examination, it’s always best to know how the exam is broken down. Currently, the Grade 1 ABRSM piano exam generally lasts around 12-15 minutes and is broken down into three sections. Scales and... Read More

03/06/2021

School Spotlights: The Royal Arsenal School Of Music

As a part of our new and improved Teacher Privilege Scheme, we are now speaking to a number of incredible teachers, institutions, charities and schools up and down the country. In order to help you find the right school for you, we are also undergoing a new series where we shed the spotlight on the schools we work closely with, giving you a flavour for their teaching styles as well as the opportunity to get to know the team behind the magic. In our first spotlight feature, we’re heading to... Read More

19/05/2021

Millers Music Donates Pianos To Hatton Park Primary School & Northstowe Secondary College

As part of the ever-evolving piano donation scheme at Millers, we recently donated two of our cherished pianos to the incredibly welcoming Hatton Park Primary School and Northstowe Secondary College in Longstanton. Over the past few years, the schools have been placing an incredible emphasis on the power of music and have been increasingly trying to introduce performances, practice opportunities and exposure of instruments from around the world to their pupils. Everything from giving their students the opportunity to demonstrate what they are learning to encouraging their teaching staff to... Read More

09/03/2021

Millers Music expands, Welcoming Foulds Music of Derby to the Group!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Millers Group has added Foulds Music into our growing retail team, expanding our reach and providing even more showrooms for customers to try our extensive range of piano and orchestral instruments across the UK! Anyone who loved music and has been to Derby will have visited Foulds at some point! Across its rich 127 year heritage, Foulds have built a specialist reputation and trusting relationship with musicians in Derbyshire and beyond, helping thousands begin and develop their musical journeys. Millers Managing Director Simon Pollard said: “We’re thrilled... Read More

Upcoming for 2021: Events to watch!

Whilst the world still remains in some state of confusion and it seems like we won’t be getting back to any kind of real ‘normal’ events anytime soon, we thought the turn of the year would still make a great opportunity to get you excited for all of the amazing upcoming events, album releases and film releases that every music lover should have on their radar in the first half of 2021! Here are just a few of the events this year that we’ve whacked in the calendar…and you should... Read More

The History Of Christmas Caroling

You really can’t beat a good ol’ christmas carol can you?! Whether it be the infectious ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ or something a little more tender with ‘Silent Night’ for thousands of years people across the world have sung and embraced as they sing Christmas carols throughout the holiday season. This emotional musical phenomena is so spectacular that we thought it would be great to delve into the deep rich history of some of our favourite Christmas carols and give you some fun facts to lace into your... Read More

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Steve Lockwood’s Guide on Mastering the Harmonica

Following on from the Harmonica Playathon in aid of Learn to Play Day, we have put together a handy guide of Steve Lockwood’s top tips and tricks on how to develop your Harmonica playing. Being a graduate from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Steve has always emersed himself within the local musical. He has been performing and recording music for 28 years touring around the world with artists such as Larry Adler and Screaming Lord Sutch. He has recorded albums with the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras, therefore his... Read More

Artists To Watch in 2021

It’s no secret that live music has come to a very abrupt halt in 2020. Where smaller independent venues are normally filled to the brim with rising talents and hidden gems, this year many have simply been confined to the comfort of their own rooms. Despite this however, the power of music lives on and to celebrate the rising of thousands of new musicians who have picked up their first instrument as a result of lockdowns, we wanted to celebrate just some of our favorite rising UK artists who we... Read More

Commemorating This Remembrance Day

As we approach this Remembrance day, at Millers we would like to take the opportunity to commemorate not only the lives of those lost or injured in conflict, but also the orchestras, legionnaires, choirs and bands across the country who continue to keep the memories of the fallen alive. We want to help unite the country through the power of music. Celebrating the beautiful pieces written across the centuries to help commemorate the sacrifices made by so many and continue to make us proud to be British. 2020 has undoubtedly... Read More

Our Top 5 Favourite Jazz Albums

For many of our customers the idea of going to your local music (recorded) store and buying a CD or even vinyl was one of life’s pleasures. We know it may not be possible right now but Duncan, our resident piano expert who happens to be something of a jazz aficianado and a hifi buff for good measure, had a think and listed below his all-time favourite selection of jazz albums to while away some hours at home. For many of our customers the idea of going to your local music (recorded) store and buying a CD or even vinyl... Read More