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Objection to Debussy's "Minstrels" as a Grade 8 piano exam piece

“We need to start realising that we are a community rather than an individual. We cannot look down and hope that the next person will do something because the chances are they won’t.” 1,497 more words

The Importance of Music Education

Earlier this week I wrote about 2 music lessons I delivered in the outdoors.  We explored notation and the reasons why we might want to visually record a composition.  304 more words


Music in the Outdoors

My school teaching highlight last week was the two music lessons which I delivered to my primary 6 class.  I am not musical and will admit that there were children in the class that understand musical terms and techniques better than me.  458 more words


"Shut your mouths, nerds."

I have not been active in my “craft” for a couple years now. It feels like the environment in which I was immersed – so, like: sight reading/playing, sight reading/singing, score study, conducting, music theory, lesson planning, etc. 720 more words


Sound 067 - Tin Man

Tin Man is a bit of an interesting character. His name harks back to a character created by L. Frank Baum who sought out the all incredible Oz to ask for a heart. 363 more words


Dorit Chrysler & Her Theremins Take Over at Reece School

Internationally renowned musical artist Dorit Chrysler is no stranger to making a theremin sing. Theremins, the odd yet aptly tech-friendly device that can be manipulated by movements carefully choreographed around the device (see… 278 more words

General Arts

'Tis the season to be musical

Let’s admit it, we English teachers like to complain that our workload is the toughest.

Oh, our marking is so subjective. I’m so jealous of Maths and their right-or-wrong answers.  501 more words