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New models of business development in education and the arts

Our work with NYMAZ is featured in a video on new models of business development published by NESTA UK today: The final report of NYMAZ’s Connect:Resound project was published last week. UCan Play provided the technical solution, support and consultancy for the project with research being undertaken by academics from the University of Hull. Further information about […]

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Connect:Resound Final Report published

We are delighted that the full report on the Connect:Resound project has been published today. You can read it here: The report makes a strong case for using internet technology to deliver aspects of music education in schools. Following a trial in primary schools across North Yorkshire, the Connect: Resound pilot project has identified a […]

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Talking Music Education

Talking Music Education (#talkingmusiced) is a new series of videos from UCan Play. In Talking Music Education, Jonathan Savage, Managing Director of UCan Play, interviews leading figures in music education, discussing a range of topics of current interest. Each interviewee is also asked about the music they enjoy and to recommend a piece of literature that has […]

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Music is good for you throughout your entire life!

It was great to see CNN produce this film on the significant benefits that music education can bring to young and old alike. Our fellow music education researcher from Northwestern University, Nina Kraus, is featured in the first part of the film. Her work on ‘neural timing’ is fascinating. The benefits of learning music in […]

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The new piano laboratory at Lakenheath High School

Over the summer, UCan Play, working with our consultant Nicholas Haines, have installed a new piano laboratory at Lakenheath High School. Those readers of a certain age will remember the traditional language learning laboratories that were popular in schools during the late 1960s onwards: These ‘learning laboratories’ allowed students to practise speaking a foreign language […]

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UCan Play becomes an authorised Steinberg education dealer

We are delighted to announce that from today UCan Play is an authorised Steinberg education dealer. This gives us, and our partners, access to preferential pricing on all Steinberg’s hardware and software products, including the new Cubase Pro 8. Further details about the full range of products can be found here. Steinberg has played an […]

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