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Music Education

Exam Tips

Exam Tips

by Becky Well, I don’t know about you but I feel I’m full in the flow of exam season at the moment, and with it, comes it’s own unique set of challenges. Here are my top tips to get through exams! The Night Before: Get […]

Epic Epigenetics

Epic Epigenetics

How We Are Who We Are by Indigo Star A Fundamental Scientific Revelation The world of science long believed that DNA sequencing (genotype) was the blueprint of an individual, that it was unchangeable and that variation was only inheritable i.e. passed genetically from your parents. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Figure Notes” – an inclusive notation system

“Figure Notes” – an inclusive notation system

By Becky & Jess It’s always really interesting to see how people are trying to make music inclusive and readily available for everyone. This is why we’re really interested in a notation system called “Figure Notes” which Becky was introduced to when attending a BBC […]

So your child is thinking of stopping music lessons…

So your child is thinking of stopping music lessons…

written by Becky Dell It happens more often than you think that all of a sudden a child wants to stop learning their musical instrument. But rather than accepting their change of heart it is really important to understand WHY they have suddenly changed their […]

“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 […]

Choosing an Instrument

Choosing an Instrument

When it comes to choosing an instrument for you or your child, there are loads of things to consider. Many kids will have a good idea of what instrument they would like to play (“Mummy, I want to learn the Double Bass!”…good luck!), but for […]

Why Does Classical Music Matter by Dave Malkin

Why Does Classical Music Matter by Dave Malkin

Why does classical music matter? Five truths. On the evening of May 29th, 1913, the curtain rose at the newly-opened Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The theatre was at capacity, perhaps due to the rumours of the preceding weeks. Present were the most important creatives […]

Singing warm up by Georgi

Singing warm up by Georgi

Here is a fabulous warm for singers and non singers alike by the lovely Georgi Mottram. Georgi specialises in Music Theatre and has a really fun warm up for singing, we hope you all enjoy it! We tried to keep it under 5 mins, hence […]