UCAN PLAY’S HISTORY

2017

June 2017

June 2017

Jonathan presents his talk ‘In Praise of Music Teachers’ to an event at Concord College in Shropshire.

2017

June 2017

June 2017

UCan Play become an Associate in Supply to Education for Steinway & Sons, the legendary piano manufacturer.

2017

May 2017

May 2017

UCan Play begin their sponsorship of the Stockport Metro Swimming Club’s Junior Development Squad.

2017

April 2017

April 2017

UCan Play launch the first edition of their funding guide to music education in schools.

2017

March 2017

March 2017

UCan Play create a partnership with Axis Leasing to help provide rental leases for musical instruments in schools.

2017

February 2017

February 2017

The BBC’s CBeebies radio record in the UCan Studios.

2017

February 2017

February 2017

UCan Play launch their range of musical instrument packages with Roland UK.

2017

January 2017

January 2017

UCan Play exhibit with Roland UK at the Music Education Expo at Olympia.

2016

NOVEMBER 2016

NOVEMBER 2016

Sobi, Liam McClair and Mike Willacy perform at the UCan Studios

2016

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2016

UCan Play and Roland exhibit at the Music Learning Revolution at the RNCM

2016

JULY 2016

JULY 2016

Jonathan Savage, MD of UCan Play, delivers a keynote address to the Excellent Engagement – Music Technology, Progression and The Future event held at Liverpool Hope University

2016

JUNE 2016

JUNE 2016

UCan Play live streams NYMAZ’s Connect: Resound Remote Music Learning Network event from York St John University

2016

JUNE 2016

JUNE 2016

Jonathan Savage, Managing Director of UCan Play, gives a keynote address to the Greater Manchester Music Hub conference

2016

March 2016

March 2016

Casio trade account opened

2016

March 2016

March 2016

UCan Play and Musical Futures announce their new partnership

2016

February 2016

February 2016

We being working in partnership with CLIC Sargent, a leading children’s cancer charity

2016

February 2016

February 2016

We exhibit with Roland UK at the Music Education Expo

2015

November 2015

November 2015

Anna Pancaldi and Liam McClair perform at the UCan Studios

2015

October 2015

October 2015

We start work with Jazz UK on their Jazz Disolve education outreach project

2015

October 2015

October 2015

We open our trade account with Korg UK

2015

October 2015

October 2015

UCan Play presents at Musical Futures’ Music Learning Revolution conference

2015

October 2015

October 2015

We host the first of many Cycle Junction’s Shop Sessions gig with Ashley Fayth and the Jellyman’s Daughter at the UCan Studio

2015

September 2015

September 2015

Working with Piranha AV, we design and install and new AV solution for the Putney High School’s new performing arts centre

2015

September 2015

September 2015

Arts Council funded live streaming project with NYMAZ and four Local Authorities including Cornwall, Northumberland and Cumbria commences

2015

September 2015

September 2015

We start work on the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Sandbach Then & Now’ project

2015

August 2015

August 2015

We install a twelve piano laboratory at Lakenheath High School with Nicholas Haines

2015

August 2015

August 2015

Renovation is completed on our new business premise, and the new UCan Studios are open

2015

July 2015

July 2015

UCan Play becomes a corporate member of the ISM

2015

June 2015

June 2015

We start renting our new business premises in an old Mill outside Sandbach

2015

March 2015

March 2015

UCan Play open their account with Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

2015

MARCH 2015

MARCH 2015

We exhibit with Roland UK at the Music Education Expo in London

2014

December 2014

December 2014

Our sponsored ensemble, the Love Music Trust’s percussion ensemble, perform at the Royal Festival Hall with vibraphonist Anthony Kerr

2014

October 2014

October 2014

We exhibit at the Musicians’ Union conference in Cardiff

2014

September 2014

September 2014

Love Music Trust primary school curriculum launched

2014

September 2014

September 2014

NESTA funded live streaming project with NYMAZ and the University of Hull commences

2014

August 2014

August 2014

UCan Play open their trade account with John Hornby Skewes

2013

November 2013

November 2013

Roland UK and UCan Play present new scholarships to RNCM students

2013

October 2013

October 2013

We open our trade account with Source Distribution and can now supply PreSonus, Rode and many other brands to our customers

2013

September 2013

September 2013

Research undertaken for the Love Music Trust into the use of music technology by Cheshire East schools

2013

August 2013

August 2013

UCan.tv takes on the trading name of UCan Play

2013

June 2013

June 2013

Jonathan Savage presents a keynote address to the Love Music Trust conference

2013

May 2013

May 2013

Jonathan Savage presents at the Hay Festival on ‘Why Music Education Matters’

2013

April 2013

April 2013

We begin our experiments with live streaming by broadcasting the RNCM session orchestra’s annual concert

2011

September 2011

September 2011

Roland UK Key Stage 3 curriculum launched

2010

October 2010

October 2010

Jonathan Savage talks at The Guardian’s ‘Going Digital’ conference

2010

September 2010

September 2010

Work begins on Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s Listen, Imagine, Compose project

2010

April 2010

April 2010

Roland UK Key Stage 2 curriculum launched

2010

February 2010

February 2010

Dot2Dot software released

2010

February 2010

February 2010

We become authorised resellers of DB Audioware’s Sounds Active software

2009

June 2009

June 2009

Our Roland UK trade account is opened

2009

May 2009

May 2009

We write the new Functional Skills materials for the DfE’s National Strategy

2008

October 2008

October 2008

Hand2Hand software released

2008

September 2008

September 2008

Roland Champion School initiative commences

2008

March 2008

March 2008

We write units for NAME’s Hard to Teach series

2007

June 2007

June 2007

Sound2Game software released

2007

April 2007

April 2007

Dr Savage becomes the National Subject Lead for the DfE’s National Curriculum for Music

2006

September 2006

September 2006

Audacity Interactive software released

2006

April 2006

April 2006

DubDubDub performance at the Discourse, Power and Resistance conference

2006

February 2006

February 2006

DubDubDub software released

2005

November 2005

November 2005

Cosmic Composer software released

2005

October 2005

October 2005

UCan.tv start acting as consultants for Roland UK

2005

June 2005

June 2005

Sound2Picture software released

2005

May 2005

May 2005

We support Creative Partnership’s Creativity in Action Research Awards

2005

April 2005

UCan.tv established