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 July 2017 – book your tickets now! Continue reading “August 2017: Music Events for Children”
Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Learning an instrument is a brilliant hobby for your kids. It gives them something to be really proud of, to work towards, and to gain a real sense of achievement. It can help their social skills, their cognitive development, and their listening ability. Learning and instrument can have a positive effect on many other areas of their life, such as by helping their reading and maths skills. Perhaps more important than any of these things, it is fun!! But are they ready to learn an instrument? Continue reading “Is My Child Ready To Learn An Instrument?”
With all of our exam candidates recently entered for this term’s piano exams, we are nagging them all to practise harder than ever! But how can you make sure that you are prepared for each element of the exam?
Continue reading “Preparing For Your Piano Exam”
Originally posted 2016-12-09 14:38:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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 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”