TED TALK: Creativity and schools

Dear all,

I love this talk by Ken Robinson, it is very entertaining but also really thought provoking. It really helped shape my own philosophy on teaching and education. What are your thoughts on it?

Here is the follow on talk by Ken as well.

http://www.ted.com/talk/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution#t-12120

Gerald Finley Masterclass

Really interesting video of a Masterclass at The Royal College of Music. Lots of brilliant advice from an amazing singer. Illustrates the detail of work involved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x1G5GrwtLsd

Further interviews with Gerald here- really interesting.

Moody Weather Crossover Singing

Due to all the storminess, thought I’d put some moody crossover style songs on here.

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGUKy477AHQ

Interesting to see the classical training being used creatively to reflect modern moods, thoughts and needs.

Choirs and courses

Hi everyone,

If you are thinking about joining a choir but feel unsure then try one of our local friendly community choirs:

http://www.thecausemusicandarts.com/world-music-choir/

http://www.allsortschippenham.co.uk/default.html

http://ragandbonearts.com/what-we-do-youth/adult-vocal-group/

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Also, have a  look at these websites which also run courses:

http://farncombecourses.co.uk/our-courses/category/singing-and-voice-workshops/#.U_XCIv7ni3Q

https://www.singforpleasure.org.uk/home

Happy Singing

Jackdaws music courses

Hi everyone,

The new Jackdaws music trust brochure is now available to view online. Some of the courses are very advanced but there are also quite a few  aimed at beginners too. It’s a brilliant place so have a look. There are some interesting taster days in the green section of the brochure.

Happy Singing

Charlotte

 

Playing guitar and singing

Dear all,

I know some of you are singing and playing guitar at the same time and having some difficulties. I have found a video on youtube that may be helpful.

Let me know if this works for you.

Happy Singing

Charlotte

ABRSM Forums

Dear all,

Please check out the ABRSM forums. These are great places to share ideas and experiences relating to music and ask questions. ABRSM is an examining board but you don’t have to be taking an exam to be involved in the forums. There are sections for Parents, Voice, Theory, Adult learners and Teachers as well as other instruments.

http://www.abrsm.org/forum/

Happy Singing