What do children study creative arts for?

Why do we teach children creative arts? If children are not going to be professional artists or musicians etc is it worth teaching them these subjects? My answer is a resounding yes, for the reasons outlined in this post.

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 →


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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