Friday Favourites

Advent begins this weekend, and with it so does the season of Christmas carols and winter concerts. Stay tuned for an advent series on the history of Christmas song. For singers this can be a trying time of year, so stay warm and hydrated. If you’re not out tonight, take Read more…

Friday Favourites

It’s been quite a week in music education in England, with new talk of a “rigorous curriculum” being discussed again. All is quiet on the Scottish front, but that doesn’t mean the blogosphere isn’t teaming with great articles! Posts on learning 6 Ways to Identify High-Quality Music Teachers (The Musician’s Way) Read more…

Trinity AMusTCL Resources

Now that my AMusTCL exam is over, I’ve collated all the useful links to essays and analysis I’ve found throughout the course of my preparations. Over time, I hope to provide links and book recommendations for the sections I didn’t do as well, along with a series of posts to Read more…

Why I Love Teaching Adults

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about why I like teaching kids, and there are a lot of reasons. Now, it’s time to tell you why I love teaching adults!   Adult voices are settled and ready for intensive training Once you’re in your mid-twenties, your body has Read more…

Friday Favourites

  Another quiet week on the blogs – everyone must be very busy! Still, there’s some great articles ready for you to enjoy over a cuppa tonight.   Posts on learning Be the best singer you can, but don’t forget there’s more to life (Chris Rowsebury) – A very wise post Read more…

How to Make Musical Note Cookies

I thought, since it’s exam season, I might deviate from my usual posts of tips and tricks, and share a wonderful recipe I found for cookie-cutter biscuits. I have road-tested these and not only are they easy to make, but they also hold their shape really well when you use Read more…