Category Archives: Instrumental teaching

When Blog Turns To Vlog

In these times of isolation an on-line presence is now expected of teachers, musicians, artists… Continue reading

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Dozens of Duets for… the drum and percussion titles

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What music have you available for percussion ensemble?

‘Too much’ was the reply… players and resources available made it easier to put together a list of titles. Continue reading

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Now Available In Print

Special announcement for the musicians and teachers that prefer print to the on screen version. All the Dozens of Duets books are now available to order in print in the United Kingdom. The £4.00 cost includes first class post to … Continue reading

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Sticks for Starters

Participation in music is life changing. Regular singing and/or playing an instrument have many benefits especially where health and social interaction are concerned. For the first time in my music teaching experience, forty years and counting, I am meeting drum … Continue reading

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On My Trolley

Using the Music (or Percussion) Trolley in Schools Teaching at a number of schools in different areas of the North of England has given me an insight into the use of the trolley of instruments. This resource is often to … Continue reading

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A to Z of Percussion

A couple of years ago I published a collection of blogs about percussion. It was an A to Z of percussion instruments and to save searching I have now collated all the links on one page. Here are all the … Continue reading

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Me and my piano

I do not remember starting piano lessons although there are two dusty certificates somewhere in a box of papers to prove I passed my grade 1 and 2 piano examinations and for many years I spent hours at the piano … Continue reading

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Drummers are percussionists too

Well into the teaching term now and already some of the drum pupils are asking about when they will be playing percussion again. Introducing the sounds of percussion into the drum lessons has inspired most of the students to consider … Continue reading

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Life and Creative Life

Just noticed that fruit is far more plentiful at the moment and it is over two months since I posted anything although to me it seems like last week. Apologies to any followers, you have probably now found a more … Continue reading

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