The Opera Stand is unique. It was first produced in 1976 and is still the only music stand in the world to feature an integral light.
A classic stand designed in contemporary style, with a combination of slender metal stem and natural wood tray.
The Jazz Stand is a professional quality music stand with a full range of height adjustment, industry standard stability and a full size music tray. This stand folds flat in three easy moves.
The tallest reach, the lowest stacking height. The highest quality at an affordable price.
An unbreakable stand, which nests for compact storage and which has no knobs to fiddle with or get lost.
The Scherzo Stand is a high quality, super-lightweight folding music stand. Being made of aluminium it weighs little more than half as much as other folding music stands of this type.
The Acoustic Screen is designed to deflect sound waves away from the player immediately in front of it, while providing maximum visibility for the player behind.
The Grand Opera Conductor’s Stand is the highest quality Conductor’s stand in our range. It is designed for semi-permanent installation in the orchestra pit of large opera houses.
Grand Opera Conductor’s Rostrum is the highest quality Rostrum in our range. It is electrically controlled by a foot switch operated by the conductor. It has a non-slip platform surface and adjustable feet.
The Opera Conductor’s Stand shares similar characteristics of The Opera Stand and has a tray large enough for the biggest opera score. This stand also features an integral light.
The Opera Conductor’s Stand with Bamboo tray shares similar characteristics of The Opera Conductor’s Stand and features a solid tray which is large enough for the biggest opera score. This stand also features an integral light.
The Opera Conductor’s Stand with ABS tray shares similar characteristics of The Opera Conductor’s Stand and features a solid tray which is large enough for the biggest opera score. This stand also features an integral light.
The Concert Conductor’s Stand shares similar characteristics with The Concert Stand and is ideal for performances in lit venues, using all but the largest scores.
The Stage3 Conductor’s Rostrum measures 1m square, and can be offered at any height.
The Twin head Trio places two small lamp heads above the score, with a space between them to allow the musician a completely unobstructed view of the conductor.
The best lamp on any music stand anywhere! The Trio gives more light, of better quality and with greater control than any other music stand light on the planet. The Trio is the face of a complete music stand lighting system which provides every conceivable option for control and power delivery.
The Duo Clip-on Light is a professional quality, mains driven lamp that can be found in many venues throughout the world. It is bright enough for any situation and yet the superb cut off ensures that the light falls on the music score and nowhere else.
The Star Light is a low cost alternative to RATstands professional range of lights. The low weight and compact size make this an ideal travelling companion for the musician on the move.
The Duo Opera Light is a professional quality, mains driven lamp that can be found in many venues throughout the world. It is bright enough for any situation and yet the superb cut off ensures that the light falls on the music score and nowhere else.
The Z3 is a tablet stand unlike any other. It’s got height, it’s got swivel, it’s got tilt – so you can use it at any angle and it can be folded up in just three simple steps.
Well that’s what a 1990 study by Frances Raucher found at least.
So what do we actually know about how music affects students from a very young age to those in their 20’s in university?
One study identifies a strong relationship between sustained involvement in instrumental music across primary and high school and high level mathematical proficiency in college, particularly for students from the lowest income families.
Music programmes have often been found to increase student motivation for the rest of their working day due to it separating them from having to sit at a desk and read poetry anthologies or work out equations in algebra. It allows students to feel a sense of accomplishment when they become experienced with a musical instrument and with ensemble performances; and perhaps with gaining the people skills necessary to collaborate in a group performance.
So why are so many schools dropping the arts?
A lot of people feel that when it comes to music lessons within schools, students take advantage and use this time to mess around with friends due to the majority of a class not being able to play an instrument, or not having interest in the subject, causing the children that want to learn and those that have a passion for music to be distracted and not able to learn. It is also a subject that is dependent not entirely on how much effort you put in but also a certain level of skill.
The losses inflicted by cutting music from the curriculum will surely affect children from low-income families. Music tuition can be obtained privately by those who can afford lessons. But schools have proven themselves to be an effective and efficient way to cultivate musical skills for all children, at least for all children who wish to take advantage of the experience.
This is why RATstands are a partner for schools
Soon to be introducing the Tempo range, RATstands support and work with schools to ensure that music can be kept within curriculum by offering hassle free, cost effective equipment that is going to last a long time, making music lessons that little bit easier for everyone!