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Leadership Team for Herts Music Service

Lisa Quinlan-Rahman
Vicki Roberts
Michael Mabbitt
Katherine Wolfenden
Deena Day
Angela Gilby
Rebecca Kelly
Nick Denham


Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020


Culture is taking centre stage during 2020, as part of a year-long campaign to showcase Hertfordshire’s creative opportunities.

Hertfordshire Music Service is delighted to support the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 (HYOC2020). The campaign will put the spotlight on arts, culture and heritage across the county and we want you involved!

So, whether you are an existing group already involved in culture, an individual artist, musician or dancer; a school or local group wanting to know how you can take part in a cultural activity, please do join us to celebrate, share and enjoy Hertfordshire’s cultural offer!

Activities, special events and experiences will be taking place during 12 themed months that look to celebrate different types of art, share cultural experiences and explore our creative heritage. Months include promoting local museums and theatres, exploring the county’s culture in our towns and parks, encouraging you to try something new or get involved with volunteering.

So, no matter what art and culture means to you – there will be something for everyone.

To find out more about HYOC2020, visit our website at, where you can sign up to our mailing list.  

You can also follow us on and to keep up to date with the campaign as it develops. 

HYOC2020 is supported by all 11 Hertfordshire local authorities.  The Programme Board has additional representation from the University of Hertfordshire, Visit Herts and Trestle Theatre Company.  For further information, please contact the HYOC2020 Project Co-ordinator, Liz Gore at


European Piano Teachers' Association - Pam Wedgewood

EPTA Herts presents

An afternoon with


“Stepping out the Box!”

Introducing new publications including

How to Play Jazz Piano (from Grade 2)

Date:  Sunday 17th March 2019 from 2.30 p.m.

Venue:  Michael House Hall, opposite St. Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Ave., St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3SJ

Admission from 2.00 p.m:                                 

EPTA Members - £6;  Non-members - £12

Please email your attendance to


Music Education News

You can find all the latest news about Music in Education on the Music Mark Website -

Music Mark


Ed Sheeran attacks schools' music cuts

Global star warns of damage to 'one of Britain's best and most lucrative exports'

Ed Sheeran has spoken out against cuts to music education in state schools, saying he benefited from the tuition he received as a student. Click below for more info.


Music education helps improve children's ability to learn

What if a large number of scientific studies found there was one activity that could improve our cognitive function, help our memory systems work effectively, help us learn language, help us moderate our emotional states, help us solve complex problems and help our brains be healthier into later life? What if that activity was also enjoyable for everyone involved?

There is one such activity: music education.

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