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Music Education

Healthy Musicians

Healthy Musicians

Healthy Musicians by Jess As a professional musician, I feel that I was told far too late about the importance of injury prevention and good posture. I was only made aware of it once I’d started my Bachelor degree and, as I went for a […]

New Year, New MUSIC

New Year, New MUSIC

by Jess It’s the third week of January and we’ve all probably heard the phrase “New Year New Me” a fair few times by now. But at the Becky Dell Academy we’ve been thinking, what’s so good about making everything new? Why don’t we just […]

Pope’s Percussive Preferences…a guide to your first drum kit.

Pope’s Percussive Preferences…a guide to your first drum kit.

By Harry Pope, BDMA Drum Tutor. Hello Hello! I’m Harry and I’m Becky’s resident maker of noise. Or drummer. Take your pick. This short blog post will be about selecting a drum kit, geared mainly towards the beginner side of things. Okay, so when looking […]

Cable and Amps and Mics – oh my!

Cable and Amps and Mics – oh my!

Amplification of your instrument and/or voice (By Ronald) Some instruments can’t be heard without an amplifier. An electric guitar, an electric bass guitar, a digital piano or a keyboard: you can’t hear them (very well) unless you plug them in. Acoustic instruments can be played […]

Metronomes – Why and Which One?!

Metronomes – Why and Which One?!

By Meg Ella I’m sure at some point or another we have all been told by our music teachers to practice with a metronome. It may seem tedious at first but there are actually multiple benefits to doing regular practice with our little clicking friends, […]

Piano Stools – What, where and why?

Piano Stools – What, where and why?

It may not seem like a big part of playing the piano but you would be surprised how much of a difference a proper piano stool can make. Firstly, and in the simplest terms, we are all different sizes and the pianos – they are […]

The Music Bug

The Music Bug

You may or may not be a fan of the bugs in your backyard and perhaps even join the many whom often have a completely irrational fear of all things crawly. However, their is no denying their magnificent make up, as their minuscular proportions present […]

Professional Development Day at BDMA!

Professional Development Day at BDMA!

On Monday 11th June 2016 Becky and some of the tutors at BDMA were lucky enough to spend a few hours learning from one of our country’s most exceptional music educationalists, Professor Derek Aviss OBE. After a diverse career as a soloist and ensemble cellist, […]

Learning to see with sound

Learning to see with sound

by Jess  Whilst watching an episode of the One Show last month, I was astounded by a feature in a particular episode. It was about a 10 year old boy called Ethan Lock who was the most amazing piano player. He sat down to play […]

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab

by Becky and Jess Google is currently taking part in Music In Our Schools month and as part of it have created a website called Chrome Music Lab. The aim of the site is to make music more accessible- hence putting it on the internet! Working […]