Action in Music celebrates the work of music teachers nationwide and aims to get more people involved in music making so they too can enjoy the satisfaction that comes with playing a beautifully expressive musical instrument.
Casio, Classic FM and ABRSM encourage schools, music teachers, students and parents across the UK to nominate a music teacher who has had an outstanding impact on their own lives, or the output of their schools or institutions.
“It’s a pleasure to launch such a key initiative alongside Casio, Classic FM and ABRSM. Learning to play the piano with my music teacher from the age of eight played a huge part in developing my musical style and gave me the confidence to become the artist I am today. I learnt first hand the positive impact of having access to music, so I’m honoured to be a part of this collaboration.”
Laura Mvula, twice Mercury Award nominated singer and musician.
We joined up with Tom Cassidy, Xi Form Principle at Cambridge International School (CIS) in Cambridge, and his students to find out about their passion for creating music and their impressions of the action and sound from the Celviano Grand Hybrid piano.
Okiem - a professional pianist, performer and composer - has played with many of the music industry's greatest artists including John Legend, Prince, Boy George, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah.
Here he talks about Casio's Action In Music initiative, as well as his impressions of the Celviano Grand Hybrid, made in collaboration with C. Bechstein.