My consultation with Evelyn Glennie | Steven Moore

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“After following Evelyn’s career for nearly all of my life, the prospect of meeting and having a consultation with her was an achievement in itself.  Whilst this could have been overwhelming, the moment we met I felt at ease and an amazing learning environment was created. With my performance of Ney Rosauro’s Marimba concerto fast approaching, the piece I chose … Read More

Elle’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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The following piece first appeared on Microtia UK We have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to share Elle’s story from Microtia UK on our blog: “My name is Elle and I was born with left sided microtia and Atresia, I also have hearing loss in my right ear. I wear a BAHA and have another hearing … Read More

I’m a Grammy Award Winning Musician and I’m Deaf

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The following piece first appeared on the “It might sound counter-intuitive but losing my hearing has made me a better listener and musician – so much so that it has taken me all over the world. Listening is about more than the sounds we take in through our ears. It’s often thought that deaf people sit in a world … Read More

Fiona’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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At Upward Mobility, we have provided our students with the incredible iMuse Suite. The iMuse Suite is a collection of integrated technologies that work together to create a space of light, movement, sound and colour. There are microphones around the room to pick up voices and sounds, and a projector that displays a range of sound-reactive visuals. Embedded in the … Read More

Guest Blog by Darren Johnson | An afternoon spent with Dame Evelyn Glennie

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On the 14th of April 2019, Evelyn travelled down to Eastbourne College Theatre for an In Conversation. The below was kindly written by Darren Johnson: “Last Sunday I was privileged to host an afternoon of music and chat with Dame Evelyn Glennie in Eastbourne’s College Theatre. Beginning to lose her hearing at eight and deaf since the age of twelve … Read More

Dominic’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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A few days ago Dominic demonstrated to us his prototype design for an acoustic finger drum kit called the Domindrum. Dominic has kindly shared his story behind the creation of the Domindrum to share on our blog: "The Domindrum was created for a 2nd Year module as part of my Music Production degree that I’m currently doing at the University ... Read More

Evelyn Glennie | Mallets and Sticks

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Evelyn Glennie | Mallets and Sticks Collection ProMark Dame Evelyn Glennie EG1 Mallet: Available here "These are my extremely hard, sharp mallets. I use them  on the mid to high end of the marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and are also suitable for multi-percussion playing. They will absolutely cut through anything. I love them for their ‘no nonsense’ sound but yet fullness ... Read More

Roxy’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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Roxy wrote a wonderful piece about Evelyn and we could not resist to share the story with you! “Beethoven started hearing buzzing noises when he was around 26 years old. Just four years later, when he was 31, he’d lost 60% of his hearing, and at 46 he was completely deaf. In his frustration, he sawed off the legs of … Read More

Darcey’s Story | #TeachTheWorldToListen

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A few days ago, we had an incredibly touching story emailed into us about a little girl called Darcey. We are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to share her story on our blog: “I am writing to tell you about my little daughter Darcey, and how introducing her to Evelyn has shaped her life. When Darcey was 3 … Read More