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MT0817_001_Cover A_AS2_RP.inddAugust 2017

Woodwind focus: the best instruments for beginner players; the renaissance in bassoon playing in Leicestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire; a look at the new ABRSM flute and clarinet syllabuses; why more young people than ever are taking up the bagpipes; and the teaching benefits of the ocarina.

Plus, MT speaks to the principal of Joyce Frankland Academy which is removing music from the weekly curriculum in favour of externally-led ‘drop-down days’; how the Guildhall School’s Creative Entrepreneurs scheme is giving young people the skills to succeed; early years CPD goes online with Music House for Children; and Barry Farrimond sets up the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra.

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