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  • National Piano Month – 3 Ways to Celebrate

    As September is National Piano Month, here are 5 ways you can celebrate this incredible instrument! It’s never too late to start learning piano. You can celebrate as a complete beginner by booking or taking your first piano lesson in September. If you want to play to develop a new skill, find a new hobby, …

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  • Visit us at The Showman’s Show – October 2023

    Are you looking for a lightweight, portable, and convenient event staging system? If you’re a hire company, events organiser, or individual looking for a high quality, UK-made, modular staying system, visit us at The Showman’s Show on the 18-19th October, Newbury Showground. Booth Location: RATstands – Stand 219 – Avenue D We will be presenting …

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  • League of American Orchestras National Conference 2023 – Pittsburgh, USA

    Our team recently exhibited at the 78th annual League of American Orchestras National Conference in Pittsburgh, USA. This year’s conference covered critical topics such as building a sustainable future for orchestras; exploring the culture of innovation that can help revitalize us; sharing effective business practices and the building of healthy cultures; and redefining the orchestral …

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  • Announcing Our New Website

    We are pleased and excited to announce the launch of our brand new website. Our old website felt a little outdated and we wanted the site to better represent who RATstands are as well as giving users a better experience. So What’s New? We have created a new, clean, minimal, and modern design with improved …

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  • In the Know: Musicians of Today -Mahaliah Edwards

    Last month’s blog post featured many black musicians, performers and composers in history. This blog post looks at 4 musicians and composers of colour whose music you should know. Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson is an American-born, Switzerland-based composer and trumpeter. I had the pleasure of meeting Jalalu in May this year at the Classical:Next conference in Hannover. Jalalu studied …

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  • CFX Church Facilities Conference and Exhibition 2022- Dallas, Texas

    We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting at the Church Facilities Conference and Exhibition this October in Dallas, Texas. Contact sales@ratstands.com for an appointment with our sales team between the 24-26th October 2022 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

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  • RATstands Sponsor NEW Music & Drama Education Award for 2023

    The Music and Drama Education Awards will return in February 2023, celebrated at the same time as the Music and Drama Education Expo in London. RATstands are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring a NEW award category added for 2023- Instrumental or Vocal Teacher of the Year. For this award, the judges will be …

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  • In The Know: Black Musicians in History- Mahaliah Edwards

    There’s a whole host of black excellence across all genres in music. Here’s a brief profile of some historical performers and composers you should know and most importantly, where you can find their music to play and enjoy! The 18th and 19th centuries saw many musicians of African descent who were renowned in their day: …

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  • Versatility…what does it mean anyway? – Mahaliah Edwards

    Like many others, I often describe myself as a versatile musician in my bio and any write-ups or resumés I have. BUT, in an age of creativity, side-hustle culture and portfolio careers, what does versatility mean anyway?… I guess the reason why I describe myself as a versatile violinist is to perhaps differentiate myself from …

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