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Happy Christmas from all at iAM

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After a long and productive year, the iAM Office is now closed for Christmas holidays until 4th January. In the meantime, there will be a skeleton staff email service available should any students, or prospective students, have any queries (info@iam-education.com).   Wishing you all a very merry and peaceful Christmas!    

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Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand

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Here at iAM, one of our aims is to help use music and musical expertise to enable meaningful community, outreach and educational work. Throughout the year, we have been supporting a project for the homelessness charity Framework, which operates in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas. One of our tutors, Chris Lawry, has…

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Origins! (Part 2)

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In the first part of my very brief overview of the origins of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal I looked at six groups that were an influence on the burgeoning underground of the NWOBHM. Ok, the bands named are only just scratching the surface, and there were many more, but to most of…

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Origins! (Part 1)

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When anyone says those immortal words “Heavy Metal”, you always know what the vast majority of people’s response will be to them: they scurry off like vampires from a sunburst! Yet this one genre is actually a British homemade affair, with the Heavy Metal scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s being a breakthrough…

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Welcome to Sounding Notes!

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Welcome to Sounding Notes, the new iAM Education blog! Unsurprisingly, here at iAM, we have a lot to say about all things musical and educational, as do our tutors and collaborators, so after many requests we have set up our new blog Sounding Notes which you can also access directly using www.soundingnotes.com. We’ll shortly begin publishing blogs…

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