January 2018: 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 January 2018 – book your tickets now! Continue reading “January 2018: Music Events for Children”

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

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

I love this time of year, in between Christmas and New Year! I find it a lovely time for some chilled reflection on the year past, and exciting planning for the year to come. New Year’s Resolutions might be a cliche, but I find it really useful to think about what I would like to achieve, and any little tweaks I would like to make in my life. Click here to see my resolutions from last year. This year, I would like to focus on seeing lots of friends and family, building Musical Mum, and enjoying some downtime. Here are my New Year’s Resolutions 2018: Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions 2018”

Lessons in Life and Love from Ms Gladys Knight

Have you ever experienced the feeling of being totally in the moment? Totally and completely present? Where your mind is living, just for a short time, right in the now? With no worries about the past, or fears of the future? This is the feeling that I had last night. I had bought tickets to go with my Mum to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall to watch Ms Gladys Knight, Empress of Soul. Wow! Just wow! She was INCREDIBLE. It was one of those life-affirming concerts, which leave you feeling so inspired, so warm, and so lucky.  Continue reading “Lessons in Life and Love from Ms Gladys Knight”

Film Music for Children: Harry Potter

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Film music is a great way into the world of ‘classical’ music for children. It is one of the few genres they will regularly listen to, which is often scored for a full orchestra, and that has no words. The best film music is subtle within the context of the film, but will be instantly recognisable, and has the ability to transport the listener instantly into the world created by the story. ‘Classical’ music often has a reputation amongst young people, but film music proves that this is far from true.

Children get very excited by hearing the film scores that they know! Over 15 years after the release of the first film, Harry Potter is one such score. Even now, it is probably the most requested piece by children when I ask them what they would like to learn to play on the piano. And I bet you would struggle to find any child over the age of 5 (or even younger in some cases) who doesn’t know and love this music. Continue reading “Film Music for Children: Harry Potter”

Inspirational Series: One Love Manchester

On 22nd May 2017, a bomb was detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. 22 people tragically lost their lives, and over 100 were injured in the attack. This senseless act of violence could have been met with hate, resentment, and anger. Instead, Ariana Grande and the people of Manchester responded with the most beautiful tribute – an incredible concert, hosted just 13 days later. One Love Manchester was full of love, hope, and inspiration. In case you missed it, here’s what happened: Continue reading “Inspirational Series: One Love Manchester”