Monthly Archives: March 2013

Issue 80: The Piano Guys

Did you know about the Piano Guys? Watch this video… that looked like good fun!

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Issue 80: Recording Recorder Lessons

OK, so I probably shouldn’t have done it. But I did, and it’s done. Friday afternoons are probably my least favourite times for trying to teach music in primary schools. The children are a toxic mixture of over-tired from the … Continue reading

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Issue 80: ABRSM Grade 4 and 5 Aural

I’ve been doing a fair bit of emergency aural test teaching recently, mainly for various instrumentalists whose teachers, for various reasons, don’t cover that part of the exam in the lessons. As a pianist, it is fairly easy for me to … Continue reading

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Issue 79: Welcome to the Jungle

Here we are again… Resources from the V and A museum, music exam season, and Red Nose Day are the topics for this week. Have a good time browsing…

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Issue 79: Music Resources from The V and A Museum

I have discovered that you can listen to, and download, a host of short recordings on the V and A website here: For example, secular music through the ages is available here: music hall and variety: religious music: … Continue reading

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Issue 79: Music Exam Season again!

It’s that time of term, when a procession of children and young people beat a path to my door bearing all kinds of instruments, and in all kinds of mental states, and in every different stage of readiness for their … Continue reading

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Issue 79: Out of The Ark Comic Relief Song

Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March  I’ve had a great time teaching the Out Of The Ark Music Comic Relief song to several classes last week. It is available, with all the supporting material (Words-on-Screen, lead sheet, score, vocal … Continue reading

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