Take That promotional picture

Take That to Perform in Middlesbrough in 2019

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 21/09/2018  Categories: Community Events, Concerts, News

Legendary pop band Take That are to perform at The Riverside Stadium in June 2019 as part of their 30th Anniversary tour.  Take That, who’s plethora of hits include Shine and Rule the World will perform in 12 venues across the UK next year, reliving their greatest hits. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will Read more »

Music Making and Healthcare

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 12/09/2018  Categories: News

Over the last three years, Youth Music have invested nearly £1 million in projects that provide music-making activities for children and young people in healthcare settings. This could be in any healthcare facility working with young people, including children’s wards in hospitals. Getting the chance to take part in music-making while in hospital or another Read more »

School pupil playing guitar

Chair for the Tees Valley Music Education Hub – Apply Now!

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 06/08/2018  Categories: New Opportunities, News

The Tees Valley Music Education Hub (TVMEH) is looking for a new Chair for its Music Education Hub Advisory Board. The TVMEH works with the four local authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland. Tees Valley Music Service is the lead partner in the Music Education Hub and it works collaboratively with key Read more »

Sage Gateshead

Making Waves – Brighter Sound Workshop

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 27/07/2018  Categories: Community Events, Concerts, New Opportunities, News, TVMS/School Partnership Events

Brighter Sound, in partnership with the Sage Gateshead, are looking for female music makers aged between 13 and 18 from the North East. They would like to offer young musicians the chance to explore the possibilities of sound, experiment with cutting edge music technology and work with amazing digital sound artists. This event is FREE Read more »

Tees Valley Training for Music Practitioners

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 20/07/2018  Categories: New Opportunities, News, TVMS/School Partnership Events

As part of the Great Place Tees Valley project, ARC (in Stockton) is offering opportunities for up to 24 creative practitioners who are interested in developing their facilitation skills to work with socially excluded communities. Successful participants will take part in a 10 week training course and a six session placement with one of ARC’s Read more »

The Gala Concert 2018 – Review

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 15/06/2018  Categories: New Opportunities, News, TVMS Concerts

The Gala Concert has been an annual event and a staple in the Tees Valley Music Service calendar for over 10 years. The popular concert attracts visitors from all over the region as some of the best ensembles in the North East come together to perform a show stopping concert. Tees Valley Youth Orchestra, Tees Read more »

Hungarian Study Tour – First Thing Music Report

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 01/06/2018  Categories: Blog, News, School Music

“It was a very interesting and disparate group that assembled ready to catch the bus every morning of the week. People from Singapore, Russia, Philadelphia… not just UK acolytes by any means, but all of them with a passion for the strengths of Kodaly-based music teaching. My tour companion was Susan Robertson, the Manager of Read more »

Close up of piano keys

Why Do Pianos Have 88 Keys?

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 29/05/2018  Categories: Blog, News

A standard piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black. But who decided this number would be the standard? And perhaps most importantly, why? To answer both these questions we must look to the past. To when the first piano was invented, by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700.  The Italian instrument technician decided Read more »

Street view of Carnegie Hall

TVYO 50th Anniversary Tour – UPDATE

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 24/05/2018  Categories: Blog, Concerts, News

It’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for! Tees Valley Music Service are absolutely delighted and very excited to be able to officially launch our special tour for next July (Monday 8th – Sunday 14th July 2019) to New York City, USA. The centerpiece of the tour is a full-length performance at the world-famous Carnegie Read more »

National Youth Orchestra 2019 – Audition Now!

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 30/04/2018  Categories: Blog, Classical, New Opportunities, News

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers is recruiting committed musicians from across the country to audition to be part of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) in 2019 and take their music making to the highest level. The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises of 164 musicians aged 13-19 years old, from a variety of Read more »