If your kid loves music and even plays it, it is time to expand their love to the bedroom and provide it with a matching mood decoration. Be inspired by these music-themed bedroom decor ideas for kids!

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Decide how the room will be used -- whether for practices, performances, or recordings and create your design from there.
Whether you’d a prefer space that is dark and dramatic, our design experts can provide you with whatever aesthetic gets you in a creative mindset the most.

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All new for guitarists from ABRSM The new ABRSM Guitar syllabus is now available, along with a range of fantastic supporting books and materials. What’s inside the syllabus? The syllabus features new repertoire at all grades. Take a look inside and you’ll find classical favourites alongside new arrangements and specially-commissioned pieces. There are duets – Read More

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Playing Poolside with Musicroom A cocktail in one hand, a trashy paperback in the other. Headphones on, Factor 50 liberally applied. The waves are lapping softly on the shore and the sun is warming every pore. Holidays are bliss. Holidays are bliss for 3 days…maybe 4 max. But what happens when the book is finished Read More

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The Flight Travel Ukulele has taken the internet by storm and is a great new option for ukulele beginners of all ages. Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to play, teach, and travel with this instrument, so here is my review. You can hear a sound sample of it in this Read More

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Love it or hate it, the day has finally come…Mamma Mia 2 has hit cinemas across the UK. Resistance, we’ve found, is futile. And we have decided: if you can’t beat them, join them. And with a pretty epic soundtrack, that’s really not hard to do. Some of ABBA’s best known works are on the Read More

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Written by Alex Eardley-Scott, Lincoln Musicroom If your store manager (a grade eight multi-instrumentalist) can’t stop playing an affordably priced keyboard, you know Casio are doing something right. We pried him from the keys and I had a closer look at what he was talking about. As somebody who plays piano like a cat being dropped on Read More

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KORG: Digital Pianos Overview You’ve decided that you want a piano. That’s the easy part, but what kind of piano do you buy? Digital? Acoustic? Upright? Keyboard? Grand? You may have been recommended a certain brand by your teacher, but which model is the best choice for you? You’ve made it as far as the Read More

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Twenty-Four Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano You go to a music shop (online or real – your choice). You’re not sure what you’re looking for, only that you’ve heard a few songs on Spotify and want to learn something similar. You see this beautiful book and realise some of your favourite composers are on it Read More

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Some deliveries open with a shrug and put them out like washing on a line. Others make you feel like a kid at Christmas. When several boxes with Marshall logos on them arrive, as a guitar specialist, you definitely feel the latter. Unpackaging the five and fifty-watt combos, you realise just how iconic these amps Read More

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A feast of piano music from ABRSM The new ABRSM Piano syllabus for 2019 and 2020 is now available, along with a fantastic set of supporting resources. So what’s on offer? Completely refreshed repertoire We’ve created new lists of pieces for every grade. There are jazz-inspired commissions from Nikki Iles, Richard Michael and Mike Cornick alongside Read More

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We’ve compiled a Spotify playlist with our favourite contemporary classical compositions. Continuously updated by our classical team, follow our Spotify playlist and enjoy popular and obscure recordings from some of the best in contemporary classical music. 689 total views, 5 views today

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Following on the success of her two operatic works for children and teens –  Douce et Barbe Bleue, Les Fables Enchantées, Little Thummie and Cendrillon (based on Perrault), as well as the adaptation of Maupassant’s short story The Dumpling (2014) – Isabelle Aboulker once again hits the bull’s eye with Myla and the Boat-Tree, a Read More

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These 2 books leapt off the screen when they popped up in an ad on my FaceBook page. My pupils love Einaudi’s music; there is something about the patterns, the repetitions, and the minimalist melodies that especially intrigue teenagers and they return to his pieces again and again. However very often they are just a Read More

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There’s no feeling quite so unpleasant as the feeling that you’ve left the Christmas shopping too late. To put a smile on your loved ones faces, you’re going to have to be very creative with the options available to you at the local Tesco Express.  But worry not! We’re here to help you get a Read More

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Since its premiere in January 2015, Hamilton has made a huge splash in the world of musical theatre. Opening in London on 6th of December, it is unlikely that there will be a much bigger cultural event this year. In a year that has been book-ended by record-breaking musicals, it’s worth looking at the appeal Read More

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We’re delighted to announce the publication of ABRSM Songbook Plus – a series of five new books supporting their new Singing syllabus that brings together some fantastic repertoire. The new books are available now and the revised Singing syllabus will come into effect on 1 January 2018. Exciting new books and resources The Songbook Plus series covers Read More

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The Synthesiser. An electronic device containing filters, oscillators, and voltage-control amplifiers. Synthesisers are used to produce sounds unobtainable from ordinary musical instruments or to imitate instruments and voices. Synthesisers hit the charts in the 1960’s with tracks from The Monkees album, Pisces, Aquarius created with the new device. Soon enough, they were a regular entity in the pop and rock charts but Read More

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Written by Fiona Lau.  We all know that we should do them but the thought of planning and putting on pupil concerts fills us with absolute dread! However, the positive results from the actual event can last for weeks afterwards. They also have a massive effect on pupils’ playing and progress. In his book, Improve Your Read More

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Changes to ABRSM Music Theory in 2018 Latest news from ABRSM about the theory practice papers Earlier this year we announced some small changes to our Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5. The revised exam papers will be used in all exams at these grades from January 2018.  We’ve designed the revised papers to Read More

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Christmas is, inevitably, coming. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve spent too much time celebrating the festive season and too little time buying presents. You’d hit the shops but even the idea of all those last minute shoppers sharing guilty looks fills you with a terror beyond imagination. Fear not, fellow late shoppers, for Read More

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Christmas is coming. And with Christmas comes the chaos that is tinsel, glittery wrapping paper, men in red suits shouting “ho ho ho!” and the John Lewis Christmas advert. Some of us might be desperately clinging on to our summer anthems in the hope that the sun will come out again (or is that just Read More

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Oklahoma, West Side Story, Hair, Les Miserables, Rent. Every generation has its musical. The one that hooks them into the genre, is listened to on repeat and latches onto the public consciousness. It spawns copies and parodies and drives taste in performance, style and fashion. For me it was Rent. In 1996 I was 22 Read More

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Written by Fiona Lau. Stage fright, nerves, performance anxiety etc. used to be something that musicians did not discuss very often. A friend of mine once described talking about it in conservatoires as opening a can of worms. Once opened, we are all faced with a mass of wriggling squirminess that many would rather not Read More

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Take part for a chance to win a Musicroom voucher. We are looking for primary music teachers who would like to take part in some exciting research regarding their music teaching habits. In particular we are looking for feedback from non-specialist teachers who need more support teaching music. All of the information gathered will contribute Read More

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L’Isola della Cittá Danish composer Bent Sørensen has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto. The piece, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), is a five-movement work for violin, cello and piano with orchestra. Sørensen composed the work for the Danish ensemble Trio con Brio and The Danish National Read More

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With Christmas coming up we’re all on our guard to be extra nice. No-one wants coal in their stockings, after all. But what good is all this sugar without a little spice? So, to help celebrate the launch of Hamilton in the UK (and to help you purge some wickedness before the festive season) we’re Read More

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Pop music is, almost by dint of its youthful target audience, oppositional. The Spice Girls may have been a manufactured pop group, but their focus on Girl Power highlighted and refuted the ideas regulating what young women should, and should not, be doing. Years before this, The Beatles stated that they wanted to hold your Read More

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Written by Matt Allen, Former Head of Music, Chessington Community College. Edexcel, AQA and OCR – Exam Specifications from 2016 Let’s be clear from the start – these are not textbooks. They are much, much more than that.   These three books embody the concept of the Study Guide in every way. They lead both the Read More

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In what has become a digital world, where everyone has the latest phone, tablet, and watch, what’s left to buy your loved ones for Christmas? Time is fast running out for that perfect present and you’re out of ideas… …Fear not! You can’t go wrong with the gift of music. Get your kids, partners, friends Read More

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Today we celebrate the 150th birthday of a very special catalogue, the famous green Edition Peters Series. The light green cover and iconic logo is known across the globe and every serious musician is guaranteed to have at least one on their shelves. Before developments in music engraving and printing, printed works were impossibly expensive. Read More

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With many commenting on the lack of surprises in the nominations and winners of the Brit Awards this year, it further cements the reputation of the awards ceremony as a somewhat unnecessary pat on the back to already popular artists. But who could seriously disapprove of Stormzy’s journey to pop super-stardom being capped off with Read More

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Visit Stand I15 at the biggest music education show of the year where you’ll find all our latest sheet music, exam material, tuition books, accessories available on the day with 20% Discount when you spend £25 or more. You’ll find the newest titles from Rhinegold Education , John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course , BlitzBooks , ABRSM and more. This Read More

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What have you got planned this Valentine’s Day? Planning a romantic evening in for a loved one? Home-cooked meal? Wine? Chocolates? Mood lighting? Music? What will you play? What could provide the perfect mood to tell your significant other “I love you”. If you’re like me, your own playlists will be a bit, for lack Read More

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Anoushka Shankar performs at the BBC Proms 2017 An excited audience filled the Royal Albert Hall last summer for Anoushka Shankar’s spell-binding BBC Proms performance of Passages, her father Ravi Shankar’s 1964 collaboration with Philip Glass. But the inclusion of her music in both Pearson’s legacy Edexcel GCSE course as a set work, (‘Rag Desh’, recorded Read More

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The sixtieth annual Grammy Awards took place in one of the biggest political upheavals in the history of the entertainment industry. With the past month seeing an increase in women expressing themselves vocally about past abuses, something that has dominated recent awards shows, a lot of eyes were on the Grammys to see how this Read More

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“Hooray for Hollywood! You may be homely in your neighbourhood, But if you think that you can be an actor, see Mr. Factor, He’ll make a monkey look good. Within a half an hour you’ll look like Tyrone Power, Hooray for Hollywood” Anita O’Day Needless to say, The Oscars are serious business for us here Read More

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When you hear the name Elton John, what do you think of? For most of us the name is synonymous with at least one of our favourite songs of all time, be it Disney-related, Christmas-themed, or otherwise. For the last five decades, the master singer/songwriter has been making hit after hit and we can’t get Read More

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Written by Fiona Lau. I first came across A Dozen A Day when my children were having piano lessons. Their teacher used Book One and the exercises were taught by a mixture of reading and rote. It helped to make their fingers stronger and to teach them some basic techniques. My children loved the stick Read More

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Today is the third Monday of the year and, according to scientists, it’s the most depressing day of the year too. You might already have given up on your resolutions; dry January might not be going so well; you might even have come to realise that you’ll be working on most of the Mondays… for the Read More

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It’s the time of the year where new beginnings, resolutions and challenges are started. You might want to quit smoking, drinking, take up the gym or walking to work. You might learn a new instrument, or read more books. But how can you ensure that you won’t give up within the first few months… weeks… Read More

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With the festivities of Christmas now behind us, we’ve been taking stock at Music Sales. One of the things we enjoyed most about last year was pulling together our albums playlist for the year. So, using an updated, and rigorously scientific, methodology we have put together a playlist of tracks from our favourite albums again. Read More

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Join us at Musicroom stores for this year’s Learn To Play Day event organised by the UK’s “Music for All” charity. FREE beginner music lessons, workshops and events will be happening throughout the weekend to help promote music learning to all ages and levels. Whether you’re just starting off and looking to make some extra progress, Read More

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It’s very rare to be able to say with confidence that a tutor of any instrument is widely regard as the leader in their field, but in the case of Justin Sandercoe it’s more or less universally recognised. Born in Tasmania, and remaining local until his move to London in 1996, Justin began playing guitar Read More

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