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

Matrix is excited to present a short series of four workshops run by experienced workshop leader George Haslam.

Workshops will be looking at the development of musical improvisation starting from different bases and origins; to include elements of music – melody, rhythm, harmony,...

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...

Sarah Jenkins wins BBC composition prize - Summer 2017

Congratulations to Sarah on winning first prize for the senior category in the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition 2017! She won the top prize for her piece Three Miniatures of Ynws Lawd which was then played at a special Proms composers' concert. This was broadcast on Radio...

Teacher grade 1 challenge - Summer 2017

Our facebook page has several videos of teachers attempting to play their new instruments...!

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