The Dreaded Composition Question…

The prospect of sitting a Grade 5 theory exam is always met with groans from students! Most kids want to enjoy playing their instrument, without too much focus on the written work that sometimes accompanies it. However, if sitting ABRSM exams, students must pass their Grade 5 theory before being allowed to progress onto Grade 6 practical. And it doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. In fact, most people find that the theory helps them to progress with their playing, and their musical understanding and interpretation comes on hugely! One of the trickiest parts of the exam is the 15-mark composition question. Here are some tricks and tips to nail this question, securing yourself a good percentage of guaranteed points: Continue reading “The Dreaded Composition Question…”

Halloween 2017: 5 Best Children’s Books

I love Halloween! There are so many things to enjoy at this time of year with your kiddies, and it marks the start of several months of events and celebrations. It’s a great excuse to dress-up, and there are lots of toddler and children’s parties to attend. Pumpkin picking is something I’m really excited about this year, as we’ve never done it before! It’s also a lovely time for snuggling up at home with a film on, enjoying hot chocolates as a family, and reading some great ghost stories. Here are our favourite children’s books for Halloween 2017… Continue reading “Halloween 2017: 5 Best Children’s Books”

Autumn Music With Your Toddler: October


October is a lovely month for exploration! The days are getting shorter, so you have to make more of the time you can still spend outside. Dark evenings make for very cosy playtimes though, with lots of opportunities to snuggle up. Halloween is one of the biggest events this month, and there are so many options for spooky fun-and-games with your toddler. Have a go at some of these Autumn music activities this October: Continue reading “Autumn Music With Your Toddler: October”

October 2017: Music Events for Children

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Watching live music is a magical experience for young children. It is mesmerising to see musicians playing, singers singing, and dancers dancing. Live performance is inspiring and exciting, teaching children about different ways to move and learn. Furthermore, it can be used to encourage all forms of interaction, and spark your child’s imagination in ways you didn’t know were possible. Many orchestras, theatres, and town halls have music events for children. These are more relaxed performances, which allow children the chance to join in. Here are some of the most interesting music events for children in October 2017 – book your tickets now! Continue reading “October 2017: Music Events for Children”

Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Music-Inspired Decor for your Nursery & Child’s Bedroom

This month, I would like to share with you something a little different – music-inspired decor for your nursery and child’s bedroom. I often find music decorations a little twee, to be honest, and a bit over the top. They can be a bit impersonal in the home, and look more like they belong in a studio. However, I have come across some gorgeous pieces recently, which look really special in J’s bedroom. Whether you are going all out with a nursery-rhyme theme, or whether you would just like some quirky little touches, I hope you enjoy this collection of decor. Continue reading “Music-Inspired Decor for your Nursery & Child’s Bedroom”