Music, Learning, Conversation

Welcome to the Music, Learning, Conversation podcast. 

Hosted by Andy Scott and Jonathan Savage, this podcast is all about music and learning. Each episode features a special guest whose particular ‘take’ on music and learning is explored in a relaxed conversation. Each guest also chooses a piece of music that is meaningful to them for us all to listen to. 

We hope you enjoy our podcasts and the conversation and the music that they contain. 

Thanks to Josh Savage who produces the podcast. Thanks to UCan Play for sponsoring the podcast and for buying lunch for everyone involved during each recording day!

Our Story

Over the years, Andy and Jonathan have collaborated on many musical and educational projects. They have always enjoyed chatting about music and how they have learnt about it over the years. Both Andy and Jonathan  enjoy teaching music in different ways, and this podcast provides a platform through which they can share that passion with a range of special guests. Each guest has been carefully chosen because they have their own ‘take’ on music and learning. Their viewpoints and opinions are discussed in a informal setting in each podcast. 

UCan Play sponsors the Music, Learning, Conversation podcast. UCan Play is a not-for-profit, music education sales and consultancy business based in Cheshire, UK. If you need a new musical instrument of any shape and size, or your school, college or university needs new equipment, please do get in touch and we’ll be delighted to assist and advise as needed. 

Meet Andy Scott

Andy Scott initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission, performing worldwide and embracing elements of jazz, funk, latin and classical music, notation and improvisation. Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, equally at home free improvising with Duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell, to leading and writing for his Group S & performing and arranging for the Super Big Tramp Band/John Helliwell. Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and recording new music Andy has recorded with Decca (Argo), Naxos, Basho, Chandos & NMC record labels, with works being premiered at Carnegie Hall NYC, the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall & Wigmore Hall, with an enviable catalogue of works that are published by Astute Music. Andy is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren.

Andy Scott

Meet Jonathan Savage

Jonathan is the Managing Director of UCan Play. He has enjoyed a long career in music education, working for two high schools and co-leading the largest PGCE course in the UK at Manchester Metropolitan University. Jonathan is responsible for developing a range of consultancy and educational projects that UCan Play undertakes with its partners. In addition to his work managing UCan Play, Jonathan is a published author and editor having written for Routledge, the Open University Press, the BBC and Sage. He is Chair of Trustees for the Love Music Trust, the music education hub serving Cheshire. He is regularly asked to contribute to media stories and even had the dubious honour of debating music education with Schools’ Minister Nick Gibb on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

jonathan savage

Start Listening Today!

Interested in music and learning? You’ve come to the right place. Our podcast is all about music and how you learn about it. Do listen in to our various guests, embrace the music and enjoy the conversation. 

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