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Welcome to our blog. Learn about the latest musical instruments, up-to-date news and information on the various activities in our music school and find out what our teachers have been doing. You can also learn about events happening in the local area.

Posted 28th Mar 2017 15:18

Effects pedals: Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz & Metal

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 […]

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Posted 6th Feb 2018 16:15

What’s on in February | Bishop’s Stortford

This year has had a good start. Let the fun continue with awesome events in Bishop’s Stortford this February… Benslow Music Concert Series Benslow Music Concert Series presents on Friday 9th February at 8 pm, the Maggini String Quartet.  In Benslow Music Hitchin Herts. Where: Benslow Music Hitchin Herts SG4 9RB When: Friday, February 9, 2018 Time: 8:00pm […]

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Posted 15th Jan 2018 11:41

What’s on in January | Bishop’s Stortford

It’s a new year with exciting new things happening around us. Have a look at what’s happening January in Stortford… Robinson Crusoe Friday, January 19, 2018 – 7:30pm to Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 7:30pm Little Hadham pantomime group presents Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. Where: Little Hadham Village Hall When: Friday, January 19, 2018 to Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time:  […]

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Posted 5th Nov 2017 21:33

What’s on in November | Bishops Stortford

An exciting month is ahead this November… Shark in the Park Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! Featuring all 3 of […]

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Posted 25th Sep 2017 08:37

What’s on in September | Bishops Stortford

Summer might be over but there’s still loads to do in your area! Check it out… Hertfordshire’s Biggest Art Fair 2017 Venues are free to visit: each one is different so please check for individual opening times, artists, media and access. Where: Various – see website for details – When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 […]

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Posted 17th Jul 2017 17:41

End of Term Concert Summer 2017

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 […]

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Posted 13th Jul 2017 10:29

Making a living as a musician ft. Steve Young & Samantha Walker

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 […]

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Posted 11th Jul 2017 14:49

Whats on in July | Bishops Stortford

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 support your local […]

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Posted 26th Jun 2017 14:37

How to use guitar effects pedals to get the tone you need

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 […]

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Posted 19th Jun 2017 11:06

Whats on in June | Bishops Stortford

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 Click here for more information Live Midweek Music – Bill Cornell & […]

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Posted 2nd May 2017 11:33

Whats on in May | Bishops Stortford

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 […]

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Posted 5th Apr 2017 09:23

Whats on in April | Bishops Stortford

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 […]

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Posted 1st Feb 2017 10:48

Roland FP30 Stage Piano Review

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 […]

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Posted 11th Jan 2017 16:11

Renting good quality brass or woodwind instruments

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 […]

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Posted 29th Dec 2016 15:22

Brass & Woodwind: Basic care and maintenance | Saxophone & Trumpet

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 The basic maintenance and general care for your […]

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Posted 22nd Dec 2016 12:50

Brass & Woodwind: Basic care and maintenance | Clarinet & Flute

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 After you finish playing your Clarinet One […]

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Posted 16th Dec 2016 19:06

Classical Guitar Rocks

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 […]

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Posted 14th Dec 2016 11:28

Merry Christmas Everyone | Guitar & Piano Tutorial

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 […]

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Posted 2nd Dec 2016 17:16

What’s on in December | Bishop’s Stortford

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: […]

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Posted 2nd Dec 2016 10:19

The benefits of playing piano

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 […]

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Posted 17th Nov 2016 12:33

Whats on in November | Bishops Stortford

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.   For those of […]

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Posted 15th Nov 2016 13:01

Musical Gifts for Christmas

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 […]

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Posted 26th Oct 2016 15:02

Yamaha NP32 Digital Keyboard

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 […]

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Posted 20th Oct 2016 13:56

Roland HP605PE Digital Piano

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 […]

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