A review of this fantastic and fun book about music history and the lives of 6 Composers of Classical Music.
May What’s On For Kids In Birmingham
A roundup of the music based events happening in Birmingham (and adding a few from Warwick Arts Centre too) in May 2023.
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.
Music Book Review: The Story Orchestra -The Magic Flute
A review of a book from the fantastic Story Orchestra series- The Magic Flute based on Mozart’s opera of the same name. A great and fun, sound book for kids!
April What’s On For Kids In Birmingham
A roundup of the music based events happening in Birmingham (and adding a few from Warwick Arts Centre too) in April 2023.
Composer of the Month – Nina Simone – Activism in Music
A discussion about how Nina Simone used her music to be an activist in the Civil Rights movement.
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.
March What’s On For Kids In Birmingham
A roundup of the music based events happening in Birmingham (and adding a few from Warwick Arts Centre too) in March and the first half of April 2023.
Composer of the Month – What to listen to: Beethoven
Do you want to listen to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, but you're not sure where to start? Here is a suggested playlist to get you started.
Facts About The Violin
Looking at the violin, what is a violin, how do you play it? Where does the violin originate from and more.
Composer of the Month – Beethoven and Technology
What musical developments affected the way Beethoven composed music and the way he earned his living.
Composer of the Month – Beethoven – Factfile
This post gives you a fact file for February 2023's Composer of the Month - Ludwig van Beethoven.
February What’s On For Kids In Birmingham
A round up of some of the music-based shows and events for children and families in and around Birmingham in February 2023.
Why Learn Music Theory?
Why should your child learn music theory? Here are a few ways that it would help them enormously to make their own music, to learn at least the basics of music theory.
Composer of the Month – What to listen to: Mozart
Do you want to listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but you're not sure where to start? Here is a suggested playlist to get you started.
Composer of the Month – The Mozart Effect
What is The Mozart Effect? Does listening to Mozart actually make you smarter? And should I make my child listen to nothing but Mozart to help them with their school work?
Facts about Families of Musical Instruments
When people talk about a musical instrument belonging to a 'family" of instruments, what do they mean? And which instruments belong in those different families? Read on for the answers to these questions.
Composer of the Month – Mozart – Factfile
This post gives you some a little fact file for January 2023's Composer of the Month - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
What’s On For Kids In Birmingham this Christmas?
Looking for a Christmas show or concert to take your children to in 2022? These events in and around Birmingham still have tickets available.
Facts About The French Horn
What do you know about the most mellow of the brass instruments? Find out more about the French Horn in this post.
Why you can’t tell if your child enjoys playing a musical instrument by whether or not they practice by themselves.
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.
Music with Mr Gray
Meet Mr Gray, the primary music teacher behind the fantastic YouTube channel Music with Mr Gray.
Usborne Musical Books’ The Planets Illustrated by Morgan Huff & Written by Fiona Watt
A review of the sound book The Planets from Usborne Musical Books
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 →
Bluey Season 3 on Disney +
Bluey Season 3 starts on Disney+ on 10 August. It’s full of brilliant music, as well as being a generally great cartoon for children. Read more about why Bluey is the perfect cartoon for introducing your children to Classical music, and helping them develop a love of music.
Facts about the Trumpet
What do you know about the trumpet? How do you play the trumpet? What is the history of the trumpet? The answer to these questions and more can be found here.
Can You Buy Sheet Music From The National Book Chains?
Is it worth going into one of the National Chain book shops if you are looking to buy sheet music? I went into 2 in Birmingham, UK and this is what I found.
Where to Buy Sheet Music Online?
So your child is learning a musical instrument? Where would you go to to buy the sheet music they need? Starting with online retailers I talk about where to go to buy sheet music from.
Composition Game to Play with your Children
Musical games to play at home. A fun way to get your children to have a go at composition, and to make their own music. Great for homeschool music composition class.
Facts about the Clarinet
Fun facts about instruments of the orchestra - this time a member of the woodwind family, the clarinet. How much do you know about this musical instrument?