Tag Archives: Music Education

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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Pioneer – the Rotherham musical. Ambition and reality from a composer’s perspective.

The plan was simple, stage the performance of the musical in March 2017 starting from reading the script the previous September. Continue reading

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Finished week one and now starting week two of visiting junior and senior schools in Rotherham with the aim of inspiring the pupils to compose music for Pioneer the musical, the story about the people, and some places, that make … Continue reading

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Present and past, new and old, now and then.

How to celebrate 37 years, and counting, of composing and publishing music? This is the question I have been pondering for a number of weeks and then everything became clear as I was editing some new compositions. The idea is … 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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Only a 35 year work anniversary

So Linked In reminded me this week that my independent business had been going for 35 years and thank you for all those that passed a comment or gave the thumbs up. This is one anniversary I had not thought … Continue reading

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R and S from the A to Z of percussion

R Rain maker (Brazil) Tube with baffles and seeds inside. Ratchet Usually made of wood with a cog turning against fixed slats. Translations Italian raganella, French crecelle, German ratshe, Spanish carraca. Rattle (Aboriginal/ Australia)- Container or gourd with seeds inside. … Continue reading

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