Classical music is experiencing something of a comeback. The style has always been fairly popular, but in recent years classical music has moved into the spotlight.
Of course, the definition of classical music is very broad: the term is generally used to describe most music produced between 1550 and 1900, although purists would say that the true Classical Period refers to the years 1750-1820: Mozart's heyday. Whichever definition you choose to adopt, however, the scope of classical music is vast and its influences are still strong today.
Think, for example, about how Pavarotti brought opera music into the pop charts with his rendition of Nessun Dorma, or how Charlotte Church and Katharine Jenkins have shown that the classical repertoire can be enjoyed and performed by young and trendy people.
With classical record sales on the rise accordingly and TV programmes like The Choir and Popstar to Opera Star focusing on classical music, there have never been more opportunities for classical music artistes.
Classical music can be played on modern instruments, such as the electric keyboard, as well as on traditional instruments like the violin and the flute. Singing lessons can also encompass a wide range of classical music.
First Tutors: Music lists tutors across the country who can give lessons in classical music theory and history as well as tuition in various instruments. Simply use the search function on the site to see who's available and what they teach.