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Exciting New Repertoire for Young String Players

Exciting New Repertoire for Young String Players

It’s always difficult to find suitable repertoire which will allow you to be flexible with groups containing players of differing abilities and instruments. Look no further! Stringpops are flexible arrangements of pieces for young string players: perfect for concerts or just for fun! Beautifully arranged by Peter Wilson, they are scored for violin, optional viola, cello and double bass (all up to approximately grade 2 standard), plus additional open-string parts so that beginners can be included Read more

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Myth, Magic and Minibeasts is the intriguing title for an exciting day of children’s concerts taking place in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on June 10th. Tying in with both the National Year of Reading and Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 status, the project aims to introduce both literacy and classical music to 2500 local children of Key Stage 1 age. The concerts will be based on the Introducing Classical Music Through Stories book and CD series by children’s author, musician an Read more

Christmas is Coming...Take a Break from Your Studies and Play Along

Christmas is Coming...Take a Break from Your Studies and Play Along

It’s nearly the end of term, and with Christmas concerts approaching and exams nearly out of the way, many instrumentalists will want to take a break from their usual studies. Why not explore our fabulous range of playalong books, covering everything from jazz, film and show music to Christmas favourites. Our Play Christmas books will get you in the festive spirit with, but if Christmas is the last thing on your mind why not try our Hollywood, Broadway or Soul books. Unlike many other playalo Read more

Getting Out of the Way (Part 2)

(Continued from 'Getting out of the way' part 1) Starting afresh A flyer was sent to all the children of Years 4 and 5, inviting anyone who was interested to attend a taster session of Violin Club with the four established members. Prospective new members were not put forward by teachers as being especially suitable in any way (in fact, it was quite clear that one child had considerable difficulties with basic literacy skills). The children had all applied to join Violin Club because they ha Read more

Getting Out of the Way (Part 1)

‘…give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for; listen respectfully when they feel like talking; and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest'. (John Holt. 'How Children Learn’) Anecdotal evidence suggests that many instrumental teachers use some form of `peer mentoring', particularly in school settings. Yet there have been few attempts to evaluate formally its effectiveness. In 2003 an award from the Bernarr Rainbow Trust enabled Mary Cohen to fulfil a lo Read more

Paul Harris: Teachers Guide to Sight-Reading Free Download

Paul Harris: Teachers Guide to Sight-Reading Free Download

Paul Harris' best-selling Improve your sight-reading! for piano is now published in a new edition. To support this exciting new series, Paul has written a Teacher's guide to sight-reading available free from Faber Music. Download the guide here (3MB) Read more

Serendipity Solos and Spooky Songs

Serendipity Solos and Spooky Songs

To those who know Lin Marsh's work, it will come as no surprise that her songs have been heavily selected on the new ABRSM singing syllabus. Two such collections are Spooky Songs and Serendipity Solos, previously published by Piper Publications. Spooky Songs is a collection of five songs written especially for young voices, with some simple part-singing. As well as 'Something Spooky' (Grade 2) and 'Hallowe'en Witches' (Grade 3) the volume includes 'Lady Dressed in White', 'The Haunted house' Read more

All in the Arrangement

All in the Arrangement

Pam Wedgwood is recognised as one of the most successful composers of popular repertoire for performers young and old. In her 61st year, she is still as prolific as ever – producing several new volumes of original repertoire, not to mention fitting in a cycling trip around India. And with Faber Music’s acquisition of International Music Publications in 2005, bringing access to Warner Chappell and EMI’s vast catalogues of pop and jazz copyrights, Pam is turning her hand more and more to arranging Read more

Teaching Beginners? New book from Paul Harris can help

Teaching Beginners? New book from Paul Harris can help

Teaching beginners is a huge responsibility and challenge, but also reaps enormous rewards. Today there are a host of colourful tutors to choose from – but none tackle how to teach beginners ….. A new book from esteemed music educationalist Paul Harris now helps teachers approach this area of their work with thought, inspiration and success! Energising and inspirational, Teaching Beginners is a “must have” handbook for all instrumental and singing teachers. Distilled from years of the author’ Read more

Discover The Joy of Singing: Workshops

Discover The Joy of Singing: Workshops

Experience the joy of singing first hand! Brenda Rattray has been inspiring specialist and non-specialist teachers, singing leaders, children, young people and adults in workshops since 1983. She is also available as a conference keynote speaker. A workshop can be tailor-made to suit your needs but can cover the following: · Warm-ups (vocal and physical) · Technique and posture · Singing in unison, in parts and in harmonies · Reflecting on some of the songs in the book All are designe Read more

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