Facts About The Viola

What is a viola? What do you call people who play the viola? Which famous composers also played the viola? Read on for the answers to these questions and more.

Facts About The Cello

How much do you know about the cello? What is the cello and how do you play it? What is the largest number of cellos to play all together at once? The answers to these questions and more can be found in this post.

Facts about the Tuba

For my last post of the year about different musical instruments I am looking at the tuba. The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched of the brass family of orchestral instruments. You can read my previous posts all about the different instruments in the brass family here: Facts about the Trumpet Facts about the... 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 →


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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