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Musicland Publications is a leading publisher of sheet music, tuition books, teaching materials, teacher training programs, and learning resources for the Music Education sector.
We also publish an exclusive range of Classical and Contemporary music for Strings, including music for solo instruments and a wide range of string chamber music.
Musicland is a third-generation English family business with offices in London and Gloucestershire, and has been established for over 30 years. In that time we have supplied many thousands of teachers, retailers, schools, and the general public all over the world, with customer in over 30 countries.
The Musicland catalogue was established in 1984 to sell the music of Anita Hewitt Jones and Caroline Lumsden, and has since grown into a wide range of high-quality musical and educational resources which help children, their parents, and adult learners to become immersed in practical and theoretical music making.
Over the past three decades, the Hewitt Jones & Lumsden families have developed a library of compositions which take children from their very first experiences of music right through to Grade 8 standard & beyond.
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Musicland Publications was founded in 1984 by Caroline and Alan Lumsden. It is still run today by Caroline, and managed by the team at her nephew Simon Hewitt Jones's ViolinSchool.
Caroline (née Hewitt-Jones), trained as a violinist and singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama then as a class teacher. She married Alan Lumsden in 1973 and taught for 10 years in London, (whilst having 4 children) devising new ways to teach through empowerment and creativity.
In 1981, on moving back to Gloucestershire to be nearer Caroline’s parents Anita and Tony Hewitt-Jones, Caroline founded a music school, Beauchamp Music Group(1981).
The success of BMG led Caroline and Alan to form the Musicland Publishing Company (1984) not only to publicise the educational Musicland Approach but to publish the tutors and chamber music being composed by Anita, Tony and Caroline.
In turn, this led to the founding of Beauchamp House International Courses (1984) and the Gloucester Academy of Music and Performing Arts (1991). At the same, she was creating and writing with Anita.
During the 1990s Caroline ran annual JESTA camps, bringing together European String Teachers Association teachers and their students from 12 European countries, forging connections and friendships for life.
1n 1999 on Alan s retirement Caroline and Alan moved to France to run a gite complex in the summer and write in the winter.
During these years Caroline worked with Edition Peters to produce the Language Through Music series, action Songs for teaching English as a Foreign Language; Right @Sight , a series for violin and cello; and with Ben Attwood, Witches Brew and Wizards Potion. Caroline also worked with composer Pam Wedgwood on Jackaroo and Jurassic Blue (Faber Music) for violin viola and cello.
In 2004 Caroline started teaching one day a week back in the UK initially at the Junior Department of the GSMD and then, in 2006, she was invited to create and direct the String Time Programme at Junior Trinity. She also worked with Musicland Partner, Camilla Tress on a touring Show for Schools, entitled the ScutterBugs. This was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Award.
Caroline and Camilla started a Musicland Teacher Training Scheme for Early Years teachers in the London Borough of Hammersmith London and other centres sprang up using the Approach, including, Musicland Oxford, run by Abbie Adiri who had been one of BMG’s first pupils.
In 2012 Caroline and Alan returned to the UK as Alan had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Whilst caring for Alan, Caroline still managed to teach for Gloucestershire Academy of Music , training teachers for their Schools Early years Programmes, Ready Steady Play.
In 2017, Caroline’s nephew Simon Hewitt Jones took over as Managing Director of Musicland, and together Simon and Caroline have written a new series of Violin Coursebooks.
Violinist Simon Hewitt Jones is the Director of ViolinSchool, whose team is now running Musicland Publications. You can read more about Simon at www.simonhewittjones.com, and about ViolinSchool at www.ViolinSchool.com and London.ViolinSchool.com.