0 Products in cart CHECKOUT Total:
Banner
gifts 2

Members Login


Please enter your username and password below, if you aren't already a member why not join us? IT'S FREE!






Follow Us:

FacebookTwitterYoutube

Copyright Notice

This website and its content is copyright of "Nigel Shipway", "Music Workshops Ltd" - (c) "Drumroll Productions", 2008. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the content is prohibited other than the following:

You may print or download to a local hard drive extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may copy the content, apart from the written music, to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge this website as the source of the material.

You may not, unless we grant permission in writing, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website, or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Where you have purchased music from this website, we hereby grant you permission to use it for your personal use. You are not permitted to copy the music in any way for use by others, either free or for reward. Teachers should purchase one copy for each pupil.

Percussion Zone Products:

ringtones-percussion-zonesurvival-guides-percussion-zonestudy-books-etudes-tutorialssticks-mallets-percussion-zoneacme-sound-effects-percussion-zonepercussion-accessoriesdrums-practice-pads-percussion-zonegreeting-cards-percussion-zonegetting-started-essentials-percussion-zoneclothing-percussion-zonesticker-percussion-zone

Sign up for Newsletter

Sign up for Nigel's Newsletter and get a FREE ringtone.

Anne Collis

The Only Girl in the Orchestra
Anne Collis

By Anne Collis.

When I left the Royal Academy of Music in 1964, there were no women on ANY instrument except the Harp in any major London orchestra, and certainly none on the Percussion! In fact when I entered the RAM in 1962, there were no students studying Timpani or Percussion at all.

There had been a couple of famous women a few years previously, Maggie Cotton (who went to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and Pat Brady, who had held the job of Timpanist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, but they were the only ones and non of the Big Four (the LSO, RPO, LPO and Philharmonia) refused to even audition women!

Read more...