September has arrived, here’s to the next 12 months of Get Kids Into Music.

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. Photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com It is Monday September 5th as I write this blog posting my children have gone back to school and I am... Continue Reading →

A History of Music for Children

This #MusicBookReview looks at a brilliant book for children about the history of music. Full of engaging and informative facts about all sorts of music throughout the ages, the authors have written a great, fun book that any music loving child will really enjoy.

Happy New Year 2022!

A very happy new year to all of you who read this blog! This time last year my family were all recovering from our Christmas Covid infections, and so we knew we would not be returning to school straight away. Of course we went straight into a lockdown with schools closed for a while. This... Continue Reading →

Learning to love music

It is a fairly common idea that in order to become a professional musician a child will have amassed 10,000 hours worth of practice by the time they are starting music school. Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com When I was a child I did not spend the hours required practising and I am not... Continue Reading →

Ukulele Challenge Week 2

This week did not start off too well, to be honest. The plan (in my head) was to practice on Wednesday night, then for my son to have the night off on Thursday as my mum was going to visit for tea - ah, the joys of the social bubble. I thought I would also... Continue Reading →

Homemade Instruments

Why make instruments at home? We have a lot of instruments in our house - I am a musician myself, and a music teacher, so there is no shortage of musical instruments for the children to play. These range from my own instruments - at the time of writing I play flute, piano and am... Continue Reading →

Introduction

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Jhodi and I would like to introduce myself, to give you a little background about why I have decided to launch this blog. I trained as a musician in the 1990s (my goodness, that sounds a long time ago written down like that!) and... Continue Reading →

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