Category Archives: Instrumental teaching

The Power of Three

The experience of teaching percussion in junior schools has made me aware of a new Power of Three to add to… Continue reading

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Music making should be available for everyone

My week has already started with two days of accompanying a fantastic group of young people from Barnsley at a rehearsal and then in the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music. One hundred voices singing … Continue reading

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First and last – recognising the ISMN

Cartoon by Andy Pitchforth  Around 20 years ago I invested in the International Standard Music Numbers or ISMN (for full details please see http://www.ismn-international.org/ ). The ISMN is similar to an ISBN for a books but specifically designed for notated … Continue reading

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Drums and percussion

The National Association of Percussion Teachers was established by a group of like-minded percussionists and drummers who wanted to share their knowledge, learn from others and create a network of excellence in drum and percussion teaching throughout the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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