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Derosa Music Blog | The Music Hub for Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire.

Welcome to our blog. Learn about the latest musical instruments, up-to-date news and information on the various activities in our music school and find out what our teachers have been doing. You can also learn about events happening in the local area.

Posted 30th Oct 2019 11:45

Drum Tuition & Getting To Know Alex Forryan

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.

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Posted 20th Oct 2019 15:38

What is Music Therapy?

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 […]

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Posted 12th Sep 2019 14:15

RSL on Tour: Derosa Music, Hertfordshire

#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 […]

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Posted 16th Jul 2019 10:56

The De Rosa Sessions @ The Horn At The Half Moon.

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 […]

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Posted 10th Jul 2019 15:51

Useful information for exams and keeping your cool!

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 […]

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Posted 9th Jul 2019 13:21

The Bishops Stortford Festival Of Flavour.

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 […]

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Posted 17th May 2019 16:25

#grade8athon Amy Morrow-Plant

Grade 1- Grade 8 on 8 different instruments THE #grade8athon…..

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Posted 4th May 2019 11:31

Did you know? White keys were black!

Learn why the black keys on a piano were white

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Posted 12th Apr 2019 13:02

Yamaha B2 Series Acoustic Piano

Stunning and affordable B series Yamaha Pianos

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Posted 23rd Feb 2019 11:48

Acoustic or digital piano?

What would you choose an Acoustic or Digital Piano?

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Posted 13th Feb 2019 09:59

Yamaha Clavinova Pianos at De Rosa Music

Learn why the new Yamaha Clavinova range of Digtal Pianos could be the right choice for you.

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Posted 15th Jun 2018 12:10

10 tips to improve your guitar technique / make your practise time efficient

Practise efficiently to become a better player

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Posted 1st Mar 2018 15:45

Did you know? The Physics of playing guitar

Want to be a guitar Player? Read on

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Posted 17th Jul 2017 17:41

End of Term Concert Summer 2017

Performing will help with graded study

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Posted 13th Jul 2017 10:29

Making a living as a musician ft. Steve Young & Samantha Walker

Can a working musician earn enough?

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Posted 26th Jun 2017 14:37

How to use guitar effects pedals to get the tone you need

Effects Pedals… learn !

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Posted 5th Apr 2017 09:23

What’s on in April | Bishops Stortford

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/ […]

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Posted 1st Feb 2017 10:48

Roland FP30 Stage Piano Review

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 […]

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Posted 11th Jan 2017 16:11

Renting good quality brass or woodwind instruments

Try before you buy?

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Posted 29th Dec 2016 15:22

Brass & Woodwind: Basic care and maintenance | Saxophone & Trumpet

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 The basic maintenance and general care for your […]

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Posted 22nd Dec 2016 12:50

Brass & Woodwind: Basic care and maintenance | Clarinet & Flute

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 After you finish playing your Clarinet One […]

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Posted 16th Dec 2016 19:06

Classical Guitar Rocks

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 […]

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Posted 14th Dec 2016 11:28

Merry Christmas Everyone | Guitar & Piano Tutorial

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 […]

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Posted 2nd Dec 2016 17:16

What’s on in December | Bishop’s Stortford

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: […]

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