Hello to you all, both long term readers of this blog and those of you who have started reading more recently. It is lovely to have you here.
It is Monday September 5th as I write this blog posting my children have gone back to school and I am sat in a very quiet house! It is both weird and very lovely. The children are both, it seems, at a stage in their lives where they loooove to chat. My son about Mario, and pretty much nothing else, and my daughter about dolls, babies (who only ever seem to cry!) and kittens (who are inexplicably noisy). So there has been a lot of noise at home in the past 2 months, and especially in the last week as they couldn’t leave each other alone, and at the same time desperately needed to see people other than their sibling judging by the amount of fighting going on.
So with the children out of the house I am thinking about what I want to achieve in the year ahead, what I want to do with this blog, and the direction I want to go in with Get Kids Into Music.
Fo the next few months I am going to keep going with the features that those of you who know the blog well are familiar with – profiling different orchestral instruments, reviewing books about music and musical products I see that I think will interest you all etc. I want make some more DIY instruments out of items you may already have at home for you to have a go at with your children, or just for yourself. You can look out for some interviews with music teachers, and children’s musical event providers, showcasing the brilliant work they do for children, and the events coming up that your children may be interested in attending.
I am going to start featuring more music based products – I have recently had to buy a music stand for my son and I to use as our old one broke, and I want to buy my youngest some headphones ready for a long trip we are taking next year, so I thought it may be useful to share my research with you in case you are looking at similar things – especially with the “C” word coming up. With budgets stretched over the next few months, I know I want to make sure that anything I do purchase for the children is worth it, and not something that I will regret, and doesn’t actually do what I want it to do!
Keep an eye out in my social media for some Get Kids Into Music products that will hopefully be available in the next few months. First up will be a practice diary – as you know, practice is absolutely essential to developing your child’s musical skills, and a practice diary will help you keep an eye on the practice your child is doing. You may see a musical compositions prompt book coming up win the next few months as well, aiming to give your child inspiration to have a play with writing their own music. If there are any other products you would be interested to see from Get Kids Into Music, any topics you would like to see discussed here, or any books/DIY kits etc you have spotted and that you would like to see reviewed here, I would very much love to hear from you.
I am looking forward to the next 12 months, and can’t wait to see where the time takes me and this blog.
If you have enjoyed reading my blog post, thank you. I am always looking for ideas for the blog, so would love to hear from you with suggestions for topics you would like me to cover in the future. Also, if you would be interested in supporting me to keep this blog running, buying the books to review here, and supplies to make the DIY instruments, for example, I would be absolutely delighted if you would consider buying me a coffee using the following link: Buy Me A Coffee Thank you!!
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