Music Recommendations

Children’s Opera

Children’s Opera

by Jess  A lot of people shy away from opera. It has connotations of being really long and inaccessible. It is certainly not the first thing you think of when planning a family friendly activity. But did you know some composers have actually written operas […]

My basic guide to improvising

My basic guide to improvising

by Becky People can find it really difficult when trying to start improvising but I want to let you know it’s easy to get going! I’ve done a video with some simple tips that will give you a great start to make up your own […]

2016 Musical Resolutions

2016 Musical Resolutions

by Becky and Jess Happy New Year everybody! In true new year style, we have been thinking about what goals we can have for 2016, particularly thinking about our musical ambitions. Here are some thoughts from Becky: And here are some ideas from Jess.. “It’s […]

“Markson Pianos come home: to Mycenae House”

“Markson Pianos come home: to Mycenae House”

written by Mark Johnson-Brown (manager of Mycenae House, the community centre in Mycenae Road)  http://www.mycenaehouse.co.uk/ Mycenae House is delighted to announce a new sponsor and partner, Markson Pianos, who have generously gifted a magnificent Danemann 9ft Grand piano to us here at the Blackheath community […]

The Name’s Bond….

The Name’s Bond….

written by Jess Tomlinson  For the first time ever, a James Bond theme song has reached no. 1 in the UK charts. I found this difficult to believe when I read it- out of 24 films spanning over 50 years, featuring some of the most […]

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 […]

5 Fun Ways to Expose Kids to Live Performance

5 Fun Ways to Expose Kids to Live Performance

With late night jazz gigs, long sit-down classical concerts and crowded pop gigs, it’s easy to see live music as something aimed solely at adults and teenagers – if this is the case, how do we encourage our children to be enthusiastic about live music? […]

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra – ‘Mon Amour’

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra – ‘Mon Amour’

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra – Mon Amour Calling all lovers of jive and swing – Benoit and his orchestra have returned with a brand new album for us to tap our toes and shuffle our shoes too! In 2009, Benoit Viellefon formed his orchestra […]

Music from the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics

Music from the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics

Whatever ones personal feelings about Russia’s laws regarding personal freedom and sexuality, you can’t deny that the country has produced some cracking composers over the years. Watching the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday night was like watching a Who’s Who list of […]