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Music Teacher Vacancies – Birmingham, June 2009 – Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Coach

Here is a message from Gary Seeney – Birmingham Yamaha Music School

Hello, My name is Gary Seeney, director of Birmingham Yamaha Music School – located in the Jewellery Quarter, near the City Centre.

I have the following Music Teacher vacancies.

Birmingham Yamaha Music School teaches over 200 children and adults each week – guitar, keyboards and drums to accredited standards.

Due to expansion we require the following gamecommaration teachers –

Keyboard Teacher

Guitar Teacher

Bass Guitar Teacher

Vocal Coach

All positions require great players who can read music and have the personality of a “children”s TV presenter”

We teach only rock and pop music and are open every evening Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

For further information please contact Gary Seeney at info at byms.co.uk

Remember to quote “The Music Network” when applying for any position so Gary knows how you found the vacancy.

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May 2009 Music Network Meeting Minutes

Music Network Meeting Minutes

28th May 2009

Those present:

Andy Derrick – Web Music Solutions http://www.webmusicsolutions.com/
Vince O’Malley – Musical Exchanges / Guitar Tech www.musicalexchanges.com
Colin Tippin – IFA / Musical Exchanges www.musicalexchanges.com
Jamie – Sound engineering student at TIC releasing original electronic music
Josh – Manage and play Holy Moments – punk/hardcore band from Birmingham.
Andrew Bland – re-entering the music scene in Birmingham
Clare Edwards – working on number of music projects around the country and locally – including the Hockley Flyover Show with Soweto Kinch
Simon Howes – freelance sound engineer for tv, live sound etc. www.audioguy.co.uk
Abigail Seabrook – singer and community musician and lurker
Angela – Open mic nights for original
Pete Baker – songwriter/musician

Birmingham Music Network is an unfunded network and information point for anyone working in music in Birmingham and beyond.  The room used at the TIC is kindly donated by Dave Taylor and his staff who run Creative Networks on the last Thursday of each month at the TIC, Birmingham City University, Millennium Point.  The refreshments for the meeting have previously been supported by the Musicians’ Union.  From now on, the £45 cost is being supported by local music businesses and musicians in return for advertising and exposure during the meeting and via the website.  This months sponsor is Web Music Solutions, www.webmusicsolutions.co.uk If you are interested in supporting the Birmingham Music Network in the coming months, please get in touch via the website www.birminghammusicnetwork.com

Andy Derrick – Andy launched his new company Web Music Solutions which provides fixed price affordable and accessible websites for musicians.  www.webmusicsolutions.co.uk is the place to go for more information.  He also reminded those present about his music industry advice blog www.andyderrick.co.uk and his other site www.sessionhornsdirect.com which provides brass, string, percussion and music scoring/preparation services for live music projects.

Vince – Musical Exchanges is nearing launch and will feature a proper auction site for musical instruments and equipment as well as musicians wanted etc. A successful visit to the Manchester guitar show with lots of signups for website test pilots – soft launch soon, etc. They were looking for funding and found banks not liking start ups, and they are lacking finance for PR.  They have now sold parts of the site to various investors and are  looking for investors willing to support in £1k blocks – any potential investors please get in touch via email: enquiries at musicalexchanges.com

Jamie – Birmingham Music Month – as a result of twitter conversations, June should be a celebration of Birmingham music possibly including an online compilation of original artists, covers, remixes.  Anyone interested in submitting a song, cover, putting on a gig, remix etc. a branded event in June 2009 – www.brummusicmonth.wordpress.com  @brummusicmonth is the twitter id.

Angela – community based singer songwriter – looking for open mic focused on original material.  Suggestions included: The Robin – Sunday night, The Roundhouse – Cotteridge, The Tower of Sng – Cotteridge, The Old Moseley Arms – Sunday nights, Katie Fitzgeralds – Stourbridge, The Yardbird – central brum – Tuesday, The Island Bar, near to Alexandra Theatre.

Music Network : next meeting June 25th at 4pm


The Music Network 28 May 4pm – 6pm

Marketing for Creatives: Tales from the gaming industry 28 May 6pm – 9pm

Best of FLIP (Animation) CGI 28 May

Screening in the lounge area of our café 6pm

Lord David Puttnam CBE 10 June

Screen WM in collaboration with Creative Networks

Creative Communities Industry Event 16 June

New Generation Arts Graduate Showcase 12 -27 June

THE MUSIC NETWORK – with Andy Derrick
The Music Network leads a monthly networking event at the tic for all music related businesses from the West Midlands region.

Running successfully since 2000, their meetings have proved inspirational in the support, development and promotion of thousands of music related activities. If you have news to report, events to promote, points for discussion or a pitch to make, the Music Network will be useful for you. They offer access to contacts, opportunities, help, advice and guidance – and even free tea and biscuits.

The Music Network is a voluntary, not for profit, social enterprise organisation seeking charitable status. Meetings take place on the last Thursday of each month, 4-6pm at Birmingham City University’s Technology Innovation Centre (tic), Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG.


MARKETING FOR CREATIVES …tales from the gaming industry
Creative Networks welcomes Bruce Everiss, who will talk about his experiences in marketing and establishing
two major video game companies, Imagine and Codemasters.

In the digital age, we are all Marketeers and, in the current challenging economic climate, finding innovative
ways to promote and distribute content via new media platforms is all important.

Bruce has been involved with the home computer industry since its start in the late 1970s and his commitment
to the medium has helped to establish the U.K. as one of the world’s most important software producers.
Furthermore, as an internet entrepreneur and marketing expert, he has raised the industry’s profile beyond
the attention of enthusiasts and into the psyche of a much wider audience.

To join us for this FREE event, please email creative.networks@tic.ac.uk or call Dave Taylor on
0121 331 5400. Alternatively, register online at our portal www.creativenetworksonline.com

Screening in the lounge area of our café 6pm 28th May
Best of Flip CGI An international selection of some of the best CGI bits from the festival, including 2009 Oscar nominee, This Way Up from UK studio Nexus Productions and Replay, from, award winning French animation school, Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques. Flip is now in its 6th year; look out for this year’s festival, 5 – 7 November, 2009. For more info and to sign up to the newsletter, visit www.flipfestival.co.uk