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…

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  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…

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This weekend marks Remembrance Sunday, and Rememberance Day on Monday. This year marks 99 years since the start of World War I, and as part of the reflections, I always find the last post almost more evocative than the silence – a true reflection of the power of music. If Read more…

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  Don’t forget, the clocks “fall” back this weekend, so there’s even more excuses to curl up on the sofa and read some excellent blog posts.   Posts on learning Why You May Want to Avoid Watching the News Before an Audition (Bulletproof Musician) – Anything to stay calm, right? Read more…

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Exam dates are starting to roll out this week, but never fear, we will be here to support you through. Plus, if you need to chill out after practicing, here’s the pick of this week’s music blogs.   Posts on learning Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Read more…

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  It’s definitely colder up here, and so it’s been winter coat on this week. If it’s chilly where you are, curl up under a blanket and enjoy some of these great posts.   Posts on learning Vocalists’ checklist for solving practice room problems (Beyond the Notes) – A really fantastic Read more…

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  October is here. I love October, but then it’s the month in which my birthday falls, so I’m biased!   Posts on learning Build Greater Confidence by Approaching Practice Like a Surgeon (Bulletproof Musician) – Why reflective practice is more effective. I’ll admit it… I’ve made a mistake (Teach Read more…

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Last Friday Favourites of September, and the evenings are definitely drawing in. There’s even signs of a few autumnal leaves around. Oh, and musicians everywhere are in the middle of planning their Christmas concerts! Whether you’re prepping for an exam this term, or looking to festive performances, take a break Read more…

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Autumn has definitely set in. I’m wearing gloves and I’ve been putting in exam entries left, right and centre. Theory exams with Trinity, musical theatre with LCM and a piano exam for me with ABRSM. It’s going to be a busy autumn. However, today is Friday, and that makes it Read more…

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A semi-palindromic date today – always makes me smile, anyway! As the autumn sets in, there’s plenty of live music popping up around, but if you’re not lucky enough to be out and about tonight, have a read of this lot.   One Simple Bit of Tech May Be a Read more…