UCan Play is a not for profit sales and consultancy organisation supporting music education throughout the United Kingdom. We sell musical instruments and technologies. We work with the music industry to help them understand the education market. We are here to support you and your work in any way that we can.
Supporting the Health of Our Music Education

Supporting the Health of Our Music Education

Dr Jonathan Savage, MD of UCan Play, was delighted to speak alongside Professor Pam Burnard, University of Cambridge at this important event organised by Music HE at the Royal Northern College of Music November 12th 2019. Jonathan surveyed the state of music education...

Cubase 10.5 Released today

Cubase 10.5 Released today

Steinbergs latest (64-Bit Windows 10 and Mojave and Catalina ready) Cubase 10.5 is released today. An industry standard music software creation package for Schools and Colleges, with great support. This new version has many new workflow enhancements and increased...

Restore the Music UK Battle of the Bands 2019

Restore the Music UK Battle of the Bands 2019

We were delighted to take a trip to London yesterday to visit our friends at Restore the Music UK. They were hosting their 2019 Battle of the Bands event at the Central Foundation Boy's School in Hackney.  Each school participating had been asked to compose an...

Join us at the RNCM’s ‘Pathways to Progression’ event

Join us at the RNCM’s ‘Pathways to Progression’ event

We are delighted to report that Dr Jonathan Savage, Managing Director of UCan Play and Chair of Trustees of the Love Music Trust, will be participating in the RNCM's music education conference, Pathways to Progression, on Friday 28th June. This event will take the...

Music teachers express their concern about the model music curriculum

Music teachers express their concern about the model music curriculum

In an open letter to the Department for Education, over 120 music teachers have expressed their concern about the Government's choice of an expert panel to oversee, and the ABRSM's contract to produce, a model music curriculum. The letter highlights the lack of...

Roland UK   UCan Play manages the Roland Champion School network. This network of schools receive preferential pricing on Roland equipment and work collaboratively with ourselves to explore its use within the curriculum. UCan Play also manages the Roland Student Ambassador initiative.  Student ambassadors are normally aged 16 or above and studying in further or higher education. They receive a preferential prices on any equipment. UCan Play has also designed four bespoke packages of Roland equipment for use in schools and colleges. Click here to find out more about our piano/keyboard laboratory, looping, live streaming and DJ packages. If you want to purchase any Roland equipment, do get in touch for a preferential educational price!

Nymaz UCan Play has worked collaboratively with NYMAZ for the last five years. NYMAZ’s Connect:Resound project explores the potential of live streaming technologies for the teaching of musical instruments to children in remote parts of the country. Built around Roland’s innovative audio and video mixers/streamers, we’ve designed innovative systems for live streaming music lessons and live events. We also trained music service and school based staff in its use. The project has reached students in Cornwall, Northumberland, the Isles of Scilly, Cumbria, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk and beyond!

musical_futures_logo_150UCan Play is the authorised retail partner for Musical Futures. Working collaboratively with this leading music education charity, we advise their teachers and schools about a range of musical instruments and other technologies that can be used to underpin a Musical Futures approach to teaching and learning. UCan Play and Musical Futures have produced a number of packages of instruments for specific programmes, such as Just Play, which schools can purchase at highly preferential rates.

UCan Play’s Managing Director, Dr Jonathan Savage, volunteers as the Chair of Trustees for the Love Music Trust. Working with a group of trustees, and a superb leadership team led by John Barber, music education in Cheshire has prospered in recent years with many exciting new initiatives. The establishment of a brand new specialist A level music course at Sandbach School in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music is the latest innovation that UCan Play has supported. 

restorethemusiclogo   We have supported this important music education charity with specific consultancy and advice in relation to bids for funding that they have received from schools across the UK. We have also procured and supplied full sets of musical instruments for schools that have received funding from this charity. As part of our follow up work with each school, we work collaboratively with the Heads of Music to ensure that maximum educational benefit is achieved through the Restore the Music UK grant.

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I Like Music is the most complete Commercial Music catalogue in the world, containing every UK Top 40 single since the charts began in 1952 and many more tracks from all genres. All tracks are in streaming in broadcast quality (44.1 kHz, stereo, uncompressed, no encryption). Over 8,000 new releases and catalogue tracks are added each month to this amazing archive. 

UCan Play and I Like Music have become partners to offer this comprehensive archive of music to our educational partners at a preferential price. Click here for further details.

CLICsargentlogoUCanPlay are very happy to be supporting the work of CLIC Sargent. This kind of charity partnership is at the heart of what we do. UCan Play contributed to the charity’s successful Youth Music grant application. Activities have been planned for the next three years with 150 young musicians with cancer. Recently, we attended a planning meeting with twenty musicians and workshop leaders at their centre in Wiltshire and discussed the provision of a streaming service using either the Roland VR-3EX to cover the workshops, performance opportunities and festivals that are going to take place. This will enable the young musicians who can’t attend to engage along with parents and friends of those who can. We also brought along a user friendly entry level recording package/interface that we recommend, the PreSonus iTwo AudioBox. This is a competitively priced all-in-one solution for students with free StudioOne software, iPad integration, wireless transfer of recorded files, and tutorial videos.