Tag Archives: Music Teaching

The Rhythms of Life

In the Rhythm Quartets series I have divided the rhythmic elements into simple patterns and as the series progresses have added new rhythmic cells to those from the previous books. 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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Percussive Christmas

All good wishes to all my percussive friends, followers, connections, bloggers and bashers. To all business acquaintances and colleagues have a bumper Christmas. Hope to hear from you all in the New Year when I will be putting together another … Continue reading

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How does the UK nurture creativity?

A couple of news items regarding education, on most channels during the past few days in this country, have motivated me to blog again.  One report was about the education of some children in South Korea and their exhausting days … Continue reading

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The mix that means a musician can manage

  This weekend has been spent on the road again as part of the orchestra supporting Andrea Bocelli at concerts in Glasgow and Leeds.  Catching up with the lives of many musicians I have not seen for a few years … Continue reading

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Education and the consequences of change

I have been in the garden this weekend, Spring is trying to assert itself in this part of the world and it is time to start planting.  Giving plants the best chance to grow reminded me of how compositions develop … Continue reading

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How do you solve the problem of…?

Not quite the lyrics from the chorus of the Rodgers and Hammerstein song, but a phrase that is asked, and if not asked, often deliberated over, by many people.  To find an answer, I use the process that has helped … Continue reading

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