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The ISM Digital Performers Pack

The Digital Performers Pack brings together some of the ISM's most popular advice on performing online published during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also includes all new material.

How to... Make a recording

In How to... Make a recording industry experts take you through the complete cycle of creating an audio recording

How to... Teach adult learners

How to... Teach adult learners looks at how you can adapt your teaching practice and business to support adults who want to learn music.

How to... Negotiate a contract

In this downloadable advice pack exclusive to ISM members, Victoria Barrett of VLT LEGAL offers advice on how to read, understand and negotiate a music contract.

How to... Play at a festival

Specialist advice from George Vass (Presteigne Festival) and David Jones (Serious) on how to play at festivals. Includes a guide to preparing a technical rider.

The ISM Teachers' Pack

This pack is a helpful guide for all instrumental and vocal teachers, whether you are employed, work freelance in schools or teach privately.