Music Grade Exam Nerves – For teachers…

10th December 2014

At around April, July and December, thousands of children (and adults) will be taking a grade examination in their chosen musical instrument. For many, this will be the culmination of many months of preparation, whereas for others grades can offer a way of making rapid progress through having a meaningful target to work towards. For […]

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I.S.M. Art of Performance Masterclass With Tasmin Little

18th March 2013

On Thursday 14th March, Tasmin Little came to The Forge in Camden to give a masterclass for the Incorporated Society of Musicians called ‘The Art of Performance’. It was a very special occasion in that there were only twenty people (including performers and accompanists) present, therefore the whole afternoon had an informal air of intimacy […]

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Private Music Lessons Or Learning An Instrument At School – Advantages And Disadvantages

18th January 2013

My name is Vaughan Jones and I am a Buckinghamshire violin, viola and piano teacher in the Aylesbury Vale. Many parents automatically apply for their children to take musical instrument lessons in school (rather than private lessons) as they feel that this is the most convenient way of fitting them into a busy school life. I’ve […]

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New Year’s Resolution – Learn A Musical Instrument As An Adult….!

3rd January 2013

Alongside losing weight, getting fit, giving up smoking and learning to speak a foreign language, apparently one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to take up and learn a musical instrument……which is why in early January, violin teachers and presumably others who teach music very often receive enquiries from potential new students. Many […]

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Teaching Violin at Junior Trinity School of Music

17th December 2012

A couple of weekends ago, I was asked by a colleague to step in and cover his violin teaching commitment at Junior Trinity School of Music in Greenwich. This specialist music school takes place every Saturday throughout term time. Like the departments at the Junior Royal College of Music, the Junior Royal Academy of Music and […]

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About Manor House Music

Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.



Tel: 07870 171194