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.
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.
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?
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.
This post gives you some a little fact file for January 2023's Composer of the Month - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Looking for a Christmas show or concert to take your children to in 2022? These events in and around Birmingham still have tickets available.
What do you know about the most mellow of the brass instruments? Find out more about the French Horn in this post.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A review of the new work in progress opera Hello Bird, Hello Fish by Birmingham based children’s opera company B’Opera.
In this post I interview Zoe Challinor, one of the founders of an opera company for under 5s and their families based in Birmingham, UK.
A review of Four Seasons In One Day, one of The Story Orchestra series of books that bring famous musical words to life for young children.
How much do you know about the flute? Some interesting facts about my favourite wind instrument (the one I play myself).
A couple of winter themed music playlists to listen to with your children. Grab an instrument and play or sing along, dance around, grab pens and paper and make art inspired by the music you hear. Whatever you want to do, I hope you enjoy this playlist at home, or in your music homeschool.
How much do you know about the trombone? Here are some trombone facts to increase your musical general knowledge on this brass instrument.
A tour through music history from the classical period highlighting the music of Black Composers, in celebration of Black History Month.
This Music Book Review tells the story behind Swan Lake with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s music for the ballet.
An introduction to music from the Classical period in music history. This playlist includes music from Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, CPE Bach and Gluck to give you a flavour of the music from this time.