Is My Child Ready To Learn An Instrument?

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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?”

Musings on the Prenatal Bonding Power of Music

As a couple , we spend our lives nurturing children in the joys and merits of music-making. As a result, Luke and I have been very curious about the effects of music on our first unborn child. Music is a huge part of both of our lives. We spend a lot of time advocating the benefits of music education on the development of children. (See my recent article Nurturing Musical Ability from Birth to Forever). So, it’s only natural that we have been keen to get started with some prenatal bonding with our own baby! (We don’t know if we are having a boy or a girl, but I shall refer to it as ‘he’ throughout this blog post, as I hate saying ‘it’) Continue reading “Musings on the Prenatal Bonding Power of Music”

Originally posted 2016-12-09 16:06:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Teaching Methods: ABRSM Piano 2017-2018 – Grade 1

ABRSM have a new piano syllabus! It is refreshing to have some lovely new teaching materials, and the new books are filled with great pieces for young players. Each of the pieces requires a different skill set from your students, and I have explored the characteristics of each piece here. There are pointers with regards to context, techniques to focus on, how to get those extra marks, and suggestions for further listening.  Continue reading “Teaching Methods: ABRSM Piano 2017-2018 – Grade 1”

Originally posted 2016-12-09 15:20:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Online Piano & Theory Lessons – Revolutionising Music Lessons

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We have some exciting news at Elegie School of Music! As of January 2017, we will be trialling a new online system of piano and theory teaching. It will be most suitable for secondary age and adult students, with an ability level of Grade 4 and above. Continue reading “Online Piano & Theory Lessons – Revolutionising Music Lessons”

Originally posted 2016-12-19 20:31:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter