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Ho! Ho! Ho! (It's Christmas Time!)

Ok, so it's not quite Christmas yet. In truth we're still 43 sleeps away, but the annual John Lewis Christmas advert has already hit the screens. You can even read all about it and all of the others in this

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Thinking Voice - Using it in the classroom

What is a Thinking Voice?
Put simply, the Thinking Voice is what we describe as hearing music in our heads. Take the concept of whistling a tune. Our ears will finetune things as we go while we actively play along…

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Epo i tai tai

Epo i tai tai ay

A beautiful and simple Maori fishing song to enjoy in the classroom. This song works well across Key Stage 2 and is relatively quick and easy to pick up. Children will understand about phrasing, add…

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Listening IN - Homeless Harmonies

Not just listening
Children today are constantly surrounded by visual media. It's everywhere and with the immediate-changing images on any number of screens available to a child in any one moment, it is hardly surprising that they find it so…

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The Power of The Pulse - Apples anyone?

We are encouraged to teach by introducing concepts and skills that will relate to life outside the classroom. So, as the grip of autumn tightens and apples begin to fall from their branches, collecting a windfall to serve as a…

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Ready? And Off We Go... 

Welcome to my first blog! So, why the title?

During rehearsals or even when singing in class, to ensure we all start together, I begin by saying this phrase out loud. It's a way of preparing your young musicians before…

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