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A Great end to the Summer Term: Summer End of Term Concert 2017 A big shout out to our students and teachers for your hard work and commitment during the summer term! You were brilliant at the Summer End of Term Concert! Also, thank you to the parents for your continuous support. The staff at Derosa worked hard as always to get the venue ready for the show and everyone enjoyed their Sunday aftern ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-07-17 17:41:05
What does it take to make a living as a musician? Being a professional musician is probably one of the most interesting jobs but it certainly has its challenges. How exactly do you earn a living from making music? Can you really make a career out of it? There might be a few things you are unsure about when you are new to the music industry. Or maybe you're just curious where your talent could tak ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-07-13 10:29:11
It's Summer time! The perfect time for festivals, live music, concerts and other great events. There's a lot happening around, look out for some of the best events happening in Bishops Stortford or close by. Broome End Summer Fete Live Music/Line Dancing/BBQ/Bar/Outdoor Games/Tombola/Stalls/Chocolate Fountain/Roasted Marshmallows/Cake Stand + much more... Go along and s ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-07-11 14:49:47
Do you know your Flangers from your Phasers? How about the difference between a Vibrato and a Tremolo? A very quick summary: Guitar effects pedals categories Four main categories of effect used to create guitar tones: Dynamic effect – a type of effect that shapes the volume of your guitar tone. Time-based effect – a type of effect that changes the playback time of your guitar tone. ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-06-26 14:37:52
Summer is here! What's happening this June... Year 2 Primary School Music Festival Over 400 children from local primary schools have been working together to celebrate their enjoyment of music and singing. Where: Rhodes Centre When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Time: 1:45pm Tickets: £4 http://www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/events/year-2-primary-school-mu ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-06-19 11:06:18
Check out what's happening in your area in the month of May... The Garth Brooks Story The Garth Brooks Story featuring Trevor Smith & his ‘Friends In Low Places’ band have been touring Ireland and parts of Europe for over 5 years now. This incredibly successful show pay’s tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 90’s and country music legend Garth Brooks! ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-05-02 11:33:39
With Spring in the air, check out what's happening in your area this month. Underground Sound: Stables + Alice Walker + I Am Alice Underground Sound: Bringing fantastic bands to your town. Live at The Long Room. Where: The Long Room, The Half Moon, Bishop's Stortford When: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time:8:00pm - 11:30pm www.facebook.com/UndergroundSoundUK/ http://www.wegottickets.com/underg ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-04-05 09:23:57
What is the difference between overdrive, distortion, fuzz and metal effects for electric guitar? With electric guitar, you can use different effects pedals for different sounds. Oliver Poole, teacher at De Rosa Music, shows the difference between overdrive, distortion, fuzz and metal effects pedals. Danelectro pedals used in this demo in order of appearance: FAB D2 Overdrive | FAB D1 Disto ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-03-28 15:18:56
High-End Roland Piano Performance in a Compact, Go-Everywhere Design In today’s blog, we’re going to have a closer look at Roland’s FP30 portable digital piano. It’s not just affordable but offers Roland’s acclaimed sound, feel and modern features in a top quality 88 Fully Weighted note instrument that fits any space with ease. The FP30 is light and portable and is a great fit rangin ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-02-01 10:48:22
Win two 'Rat Pack' tickets for you and your valentine... Enter our Facebook contest and you could win two free tickets to the 'Rat Pack' Vegas Spectacular Show featuring the greatest music from the classic Rat Pack members at Rhodes Theatre. What you need to do in 3 simple steps: ENTER using the link  on our Facebook page. 'LIKE' De Rosa Music and Rhodes Arts Complex on our Facebook p ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-01-27 17:04:55
Why renting a good quality brass or woodwind instrument is a better idea than buying cheap online In this week's blog we're going to dive into the renting of brass or woodwind instruments and why it's better than buying a cheap instrument where you end up with a poor quality instrument. A few points to keep in mind: Beginner players benefit from renting an instrument. Buying a new good q ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2017-01-11 16:11:41
Care for your Saxophone or Trumpet Regular cleaning and maintenance of your instrument is important for the instruments' longevity as well as good instrument hygiene. Follow these simple maintenance and you can keep your instrument playing and looking its best for years. Basic care and maintenance of the Saxophone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muvq0K7Lyss The basic maintenance and genera ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-29 15:22:17
Care for your Flute or Clarinet Regular cleaning and maintenance of your instrument is important for the instruments' longevity as well as good instrument hygiene. Follow these simple maintenance and you can keep your instrument playing and looking its best for years. Basic care and maintenance of a Clarinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PRJFMzo0w After you finish playing your Clarinet O ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-22 12:50:58
Who says classical guitar is stuffy or too old school? To play a classical guitar piece requires a high level of musicianship and technical proficiency and is definitely not boring. Listening to and playing guitar in one of its best creative forms, is well worth it. Although it's called a classical guitar, that doesn't limit playing only classical music. You can play a broad range of styles incl ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-16 19:06:39
A little Christmas gift from DEROSA We thought we'd share some Christmas cheer with a holiday music favourite. If you want to do the same and make some music with friends and family, follow this guitar and piano video tutorial for Shakin' Stevens' Yuletide hit "Merry Christmas Everyone". If you enjoyed this, feel free to share it with your world. https://youtu.be/KWC3Yb59sNE Below are the P ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-14 11:28:00
Christmas is here and there's a lot happening this December, check out what's happening in your area... Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre Christmas Market, General Market, Farmers and Craft Market, Reindeer, Magicians, Pony Rides, Visits for Princesses, Fun Fair, Live Music and Performances.. Where: North Street, Potter Street and South Street. When: Saturday, December 3, 2016. Time: ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-02 17:16:13
Developing musical skills is a great way to enrich your life | Play Piano It's been known for a long time that playing music has physical and mental benefits. To play Piano is a great way to grow appreciation for music. There are also non-musical benefits. Playing piano is a way to escape the busyness of daily life. You can express your creativity and simply have fun. There's nothing quite like ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-12-02 10:19:09
With Christmas just around the corner check out whats happening this month.   ABBA Merry Christmas Party - Dancing Queens and Super Troupers – join the platform-pounding, flares-flappin’, jive-talkin’, disco-dazzlin’, boob-tube-bustin’ Abba Merry Christmas Party. . . Where: Rhodes Theatre When: 26th November Time: 8:00pm Price: £20 click here for more info. &nbs ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-11-17 12:33:23
Christmas music gifts, the gift of Music lasts Forever Christmas is coming so we have put together a number of Christmas Music gifts. The Derosa Gifts are perfect if you have a friend or family member who enjoys making music. Get them something memorable. Blessing someone with the gift of music will bless them forever on their musical journey. If you are a musician of any standard we are sur ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-11-15 13:01:44
Our No 1 Digital Keyboard for sale or rent Yamaha NP32 - This is why we think it's a great starter Keyboard. Small and compact design Full size piano like keys with a semi weighted spring action. Touch sensitive enabling you to play louder softer depending on how hard you play a key Record yourself in one simple click to help enhance your practise Connect to an iOS device to use ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-10-26 15:02:54
Our No 1 Selling Digital Piano Roland HP605PE, why is this our best selling digital piano? HP605PE HP605PE - Stylish Polished Ebony finish with small footprint An 88 Note Fully weighted Piano Key action ( Roland's PHA05 key action ) Roland's Acoustic Projection speaker system Super Natural piano sound - Modelling technology not sampled When it comes to choosing a digital piano t ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-10-20 13:56:36
Instrument repairs in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire. Instrumental Repairs explained: We offer a repair service for the majority of products that we sell, rent and teach on. Some repairs can be completed in store on the day, such as a guitar restrings whilst others will require our specialist engineers. We use a specialist guitar Luthier, an electronic engineer for products such as guitar amp ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-10-19 20:33:25
With Halloween a couple of weeks away lets have a look at ways you could be spending it.   Stortford Music Festival - Halloween Hula Party Where: United Reformed Church, Water Lane (Just opposite us) When: Friday 28th October Time: 7pm - Midnight Price: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Buy tickets here http://www.stortfordmusicfestival.org.uk With a surf band starting th ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-10-16 11:39:02
Digital drum kits Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire Digital Drum kit vs Acoustic drums Some people still don't understand how a digital drum kit could replace an acoustic kit. To be honest, it can't but it can enhance how you play and be pretty close. Here's a little look as to why.   Perfect first Roland digital drum kit from only £369 A Roland digital drum kit is a v ...Continue Reading

Posted: 2016-10-12 11:32:33
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