What do you know about the most mellow of the brass instruments? Find out more about the French Horn in this post.
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 →
If your child is having lessons on a musical instrument but does not practice, are you wondering whether they even like playing? Then this post is for you.
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 →
With Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations fast approaching, here is a playlist full of music for a Royal occasion, including music played at Elizabeth II's Coronation.
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.
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.
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 →
A blog post to introduce myself to you all.
The children are back at school and now it is time to get back to normality! Well some normality at least.
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 →
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 →
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 →