Author: Becky

Soulful Sonic Sound

Soulful Sonic Sound

By Indigo Star, April 2016 Sing Sing Sing Soulful Sonic Sound Singing positively effects neurology, physiology, psychology and sociology. The power of song As a young girl the early years of schooling were full of joy and are easy to recall as each week began […]

Our Day In The Jungle Camp in Calais

Our Day In The Jungle Camp in Calais

By Becky When I was singing a carol at Midnight Mass this year, a line from one of the carols struck me. I can’t remember which particular line it was, something about peace and goodwill towards our fellow man. Whenever I think of the wars […]

Music Education Expo 2016

Music Education Expo 2016

I went to the Music Education Expo at Olympia on 26th February 2016. As usual we spent the day wandering around the 50+ stands covering all things music and went to a couple of lectures, I particularly liked one lecture on encouraging positive behaviour during […]

“Enjoy your Music Lesson…” Misunderstandings of Music Therapy with People with Dementia

“Enjoy your Music Lesson…” Misunderstandings of Music Therapy with People with Dementia

“Enjoy your Music Lesson…” Misunderstandings of Music Therapy with People with Dementia By Polly Bowler, Music Therapist Working as a music therapist in care homes I come across many different people; the older people I work with (clients/residents), their relatives and friends, the staff who […]

What does “Break a Leg” actually mean?

What does “Break a Leg” actually mean?

written by Jess Tomlinson  Most performers use the common expression “break a leg” to wish luck to whoever is going on stage. But where did it actually originate from? There are A LOT of speculations- some with rather tenuous links to the language of Ancient […]

Staying at Concerts

Staying at Concerts

written by Meg Ella Brookes  Late last year I visited the Royal Festival Hall, an acclaimed concert hall on the south bank of the Thames, known for staging a happy stream of high class culture and entertainment, from the Royal Philharmonic to Joan Baez. I […]

Becky’s Blooming Piano!

Becky’s Blooming Piano!

As some of you may know, Becky has been up-cycling the Martinson-Smith’s kindly donated old piano in her back garden. Summer had arrived, and after tons of varnish and trips to garden centres, here’s the finished product! Becky’s friend Kitty has also been up-cycling the […]

Why Do Birds Sing?

Why Do Birds Sing?

There are around 10,000 species of birds all over the world, and every single species has its own unique song – in fact, birds can tell that every single bird in he world has a different song, just like our voices or fingerprints. But why […]

NodeBeat

NodeBeat

If you like to find alternative ways to make cool music, we’ve found an app that would bring you hours of joy. Nodebeat is a visual music app that lets you create great beats on almost any device. It’s fun and easy to use for people […]