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Having played drums since the age of 5, De Rosa's Alex Forryan has experienced it all. Having played at the highest level in his profession, Alex has now directed his skillset towards the art of teaching, to inspire the next generation of drummers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR2hHfMWJrs&t=1s ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-10-30 11:45:15
Music plays an important role in our everyday lives. It can be exciting or calming, joyful or poignant, can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings, helping us to express them and to communicate with others. Music therapy uses these qualities and the musical components of rhythm, melody and tonality to provide a means of relating within a therapeutic relationship. In music ther ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-10-20 15:38:57
#RSLonTour is back! This September we'll be delivering a FREE event at Hertfordshire's number 1 musical instrument store and tuition centre, Derosa Music Hub, Stortford. Join us on the 21st September 2019 from 14:00 – 16:00 where UK Education Strategy Manager, Dan Francis, will deliver a in-depth session on how we can best support students to thrive as contemporary musicians in todays creati ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-09-12 14:15:33
On the 16th July 2019 we resume our termly slot at The Horn At The Half Moon with our bands from the De Rosa Sessions During the term, groups of musicians from all ages, standards and walks of life attend band coaching classes with Steve Young, to prepare themselves for the end product. A gig at the Horn At The Half Moon in Bishops Stortford. This great experience gives those musicians the ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-07-16 10:56:32
At De Rosa Music, July is one of our busiest periods of the year. As everyone is winding down getting ready for the summer, we host a number of exam dates across a majority of music examining bodies such as Trinity Guildhall, LCM, Rock School & ABRSM. With a vast collective experience with these exams from our teachers and shop staff, we have noted down some useful information regarding these ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-07-10 15:51:32
Hosted and fundraised for Grove Cottage The third annual festival of flavour saw around 55 different stalls with a wide variety of hot, cold, sweet & savoury foods. As well as many with an international theme and also vegetarian & vegan stalls. A wide variety of food and drink stalls from all over Hertfordshire such as Mayfly Cider, Mauds Ice Cream, Giggly Pig, Hadham Brewery, the ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-07-09 13:21:11
https://youtu.be/3HBZCclN5h4 Talented local Bishops Stortford musician Amy Morrow-Plant is taking grades 1 - 8 on 8 different instruments. She will be raising money for #charity #petals an amazing charity who specialise in counselling for parents who have suffered loss or trauma during pregnancy. All 8 #ABRSM grades will be taken in a day. Amy commented "It's official! I hav ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-05-17 16:25:44
In the 18th Century White Piano Keys were black ! When the Piano became the principal keyboard instrument in the 19th century the black and white keys were switched to the current day setup. The seven natural notes of each octave are the white keys. The five semitones are the black keys. Older pianos dating from the 18th century the key colors were reversed! White keys were black and t ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-05-04 11:31:37
The Yamaha B2 acoustic piano sits elegantly in the Derosa Music Piano showroom in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire . It draws the eye with its slender design and polished ebony finish. This Acoustic upright has piano casters and legs reflecting the design of a traditional upright piano. The B2 has slightly smaller dimensions to that of the Yamaha U Series pianos making it ideal if space ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-04-12 13:02:37
Acoustic Pianos are very different to Digital Pianos in my opinion A wonderful Piano is like an open fire, an Aga, all things that nestle into the heart of the family home. Standing in our Grade II Listed Showroom the all new Polished Black Yamaha Acoustic Pianos are stunning works of art. They are elegant, they somehow make a statement by simply standing there. They are unique, no two pia ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2019-02-23 11:48:48
Do you want to improve your technique and practice more efficiently?   The following will hopefully help give you ideas on how best to continue to improve and ultimately getting continued enjoyment out of playing.   1. Practice little and often This is especially true for beginners. When you’ve just started to learn an instrument, it's advisable to practice mindfully and relaxed ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2018-06-15 12:10:10
Thank you TED ED very interesting [embed]https://youtu.be/w6EGyFAGpXU[/embed] ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2018-03-01 15:45:12
A Great end to the Summer Term: Summer End of Term Concert 2017 A big shout out to our students and teachers for your hard work and commitment during the summer term! You were brilliant at the Summer End of Term Concert! Also, thank you to the parents for your continuous support. The staff at Derosa worked hard as always to get the venue ready for the show and everyone enjoyed their Sunday afterno ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-07-17 17:41:05
What does it take to make a living as a musician? Being a professional musician is probably one of the most interesting jobs but it certainly has its challenges. How exactly do you earn a living from making music? Can you really make a career out of it? There might be a few things you are unsure about when you are new to the music industry. Or maybe you're just curious where your talent could take ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-07-13 10:29:11
Do you know your Flangers from your Phasers? How about the difference between a Vibrato and a Tremolo? A very quick summary: Guitar effects pedals categories Four main categories of effect used to create guitar tones: Dynamic effect – a type of effect that shapes the volume of your guitar tone. Time-based effect – a type of effect that changes the playback time of your guitar tone. Freq ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-06-26 14:37:52
With Spring in the air, check out what's happening in your area this month. Underground Sound: Stables + Alice Walker + I Am Alice Underground Sound: Bringing fantastic bands to your town. Live at The Long Room. Where: The Long Room, The Half Moon, Bishop's Stortford When: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time:8:00pm - 11:30pm www.facebook.com/UndergroundSoundUK/ http://www.wegottickets.com/underg ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-04-05 09:23:57
High-End Roland Piano Performance in a Compact, Go-Everywhere Design In today’s blog, we’re going to have a closer look at Roland’s FP30 portable digital piano. It’s not just affordable but offers Roland’s acclaimed sound, feel and modern features in a top quality 88 Fully Weighted note instrument that fits any space with ease. The FP30 is light and portable and is a great fit rangin ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-02-01 10:48:22
Why renting a good quality brass or woodwind instrument is a better idea than buying cheap online In this week's blog we're going to dive into the renting of brass or woodwind instruments and why it's better than buying a cheap instrument where you end up with a poor quality instrument. A few points to keep in mind: Beginner players benefit from renting an instrument. Buying a new good q ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-01-11 16:11:41
Care for your Saxophone or Trumpet Regular cleaning and maintenance of your instrument is important for the instruments' longevity as well as good instrument hygiene. Follow these simple maintenance and you can keep your instrument playing and looking its best for years. Basic care and maintenance of the Saxophone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKwTybprGhg&t=1s The basic maintenance and genera ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-29 15:22:17
Care for your Flute or Clarinet Regular cleaning and maintenance of your instrument is important for the instruments' longevity as well as good instrument hygiene. Follow these simple maintenance and you can keep your instrument playing and looking its best for years. Basic care and maintenance of a Clarinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PRJFMzo0w After you finish playing your Clarinet O ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-22 12:50:58
Who says classical guitar is stuffy or too old school? To play a classical guitar piece requires a high level of musicianship and technical proficiency and is definitely not boring. Listening to and playing guitar in one of its best creative forms, is well worth it. Although it's called a classical guitar, that doesn't limit playing only classical music. You can play a broad range of styles incl ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-16 19:06:39
A little Christmas gift from DEROSA We thought we'd share some Christmas cheer with a holiday music favourite. If you want to do the same and make some music with friends and family, follow this guitar and piano video tutorial for Shakin' Stevens' Yuletide hit "Merry Christmas Everyone". If you enjoyed this, feel free to share it with your world. https://youtu.be/KWC3Yb59sNE Below are the P ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-14 11:28:00
Christmas is here and there's a lot happening this December, check out what's happening in your area... Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre Christmas Market, General Market, Farmers and Craft Market, Reindeer, Magicians, Pony Rides, Visits for Princesses, Fun Fair, Live Music and Performances.. Where: North Street, Potter Street and South Street. When: Saturday, December 3, 2016. Time: ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-02 17:16:13
With Christmas just around the corner check out whats happening this month.   ABBA Merry Christmas Party - Dancing Queens and Super Troupers – join the platform-pounding, flares-flappin’, jive-talkin’, disco-dazzlin’, boob-tube-bustin’ Abba Merry Christmas Party. . . Where: Rhodes Theatre When: 26th November Time: 8:00pm Price: £20 click here for more info. &nbs ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-11-17 12:33:23

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