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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Matrix students play at the first UK JOC Jan 2016

Click 'read more' to watch the four performers from Matrix play their compositions at this composition concert, held in the concert hall at Birmingham University.

The performers were Max Blansjaar, Kate Taylor, Eliya Dhesi and Martin Ludden, all either current students or graduates of the...

JXC video made at Matrix, Nov 2015

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We are very grateful to Mike Lord, of Blue Lotus Media, who made a short video with the Matrix teachers to give parents a taster of what happens in the Junior Extension Course.



UK composition concert Burton on Trent, January 2015

Beatrice Marshall and Max Blansjaar, along with classmates and choir of JXC and JAC students, travelled by coach with teachers and families to Burton on Trent to perform their compositions alongside other composers from Burton and Nottingham Yamaha Music Schools. Beatrice, helped by her friends...


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