2022 Sponsor

Casio Headline Sponsor

CASIO Music UK are delighted to be this year's main sponsor. Following an incredibly difficult year and a half for everyone, Music and the arts have suffered more so than other areas. Casio aims to support education establishments and the private music sector with tailored solutions for every kind of electronic keyboard or digital piano need. We are proud to continue to shine a light on our CASIO Grand Hybrid Piano Teacher Network which is a value-adding social network with a sole aim to support grassroots piano teachers and thus celebrating Music Teachers on March 23rd 2022.
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EVC Music

EVC Music is an Internet-based sheet music publisher. Our vision is to inspire young pianists worldwide with a wide-ranging recital repertoire, which can create unforgettable moments and valuable musical experiences for performers.

The catalogue includes both traditional books and digital sheet music, written in a variety of styles by living composers, including Nikki Iles, Sam Wedgwood, Heather Hammond, Donald Thomson, Philip Martin and Elena Cobb to name but a few. and distributed worldwide by Hal Leonard.

A good number of pieces is now featured in the major exam boards Syllabuses in the UK, Australia and US. The collections have been well-received by reviewers at International Piano, Music Teacher and Pianist magazines as well as by music education bloggers in the UK and abroad; several books are published on licence in China. 

The Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival at the Royal Albert is the publisher’s annual showcase where young pianists from across the world perform piano pieces by EVC composers.

Music Teachers' Association sponsoring Outstanding School Music Department

The Music Teachers' Association is the largest and longest established association of music teachers in the UK, supporting all who are connected with a school music department.

Our year-round CPD programme of webinars, podcasts, e-bulletins and Ensemble magazine, supported by our Facebook Staffroom and Annual Conference, enables music teachers to connect with each other, share ideas, develop good practice and work together in partnership.

The MTA works with our partner organisations, including ISM,  Music Mark and HMC, to support and advocate for music in schools, inspiring a membership which passionately believes that every child should benefit from outstanding music education.

To join the MTA for only £68 per year, visit www.musicteachers.org

Musicians' Union sponsoring the Francesca Hanley Inspiration Award

The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business, including education, and has fought hard for its members’ rights since 1893. As well as negotiating with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a wide range of services, including £10m public liability cover and £1m professional indemnity insurance for teachers and lecturers. A leading voice in campaigns for music education – and actively committed to principles of equality and inclusion – the MU is by far the largest support organisation for musicians who teach. Join for £1 and become part of our growing community.

For more information please visit the MU.org


Rocksteady is the worlds largest Rock-school, championing progressive and inclusive music education though Rocksteady’s unique child-led pedagogy which is designed to ensure no child is left behind.

Rocksteady’s in-school music lessons enable children aged 4-11 to play in their very own band. Children learn from Rocksteady’s deep and rich curriculum of skills across general musicianship, instrument specific skills and band skills. All whilst developing confidence, social skills and positive learning behaviour.

In a recent survey 100% of headteachers reported that Rocksteady had proved to have a significant positive impact on their school and 90% of parents reported that Rocksteady was supporting their child’s wellbeing. 

For more information visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/primary/schools

The Royal Marines Band Service

The Royal Marines Band Service is an organisation commonly associated with tradition but are also continuously exploring new concepts in music, production and music education. As one of the world’s most versatile military music organisation and public face of the Naval Service our musicians combine military duties with a professional music career.

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