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Debunking Myths On Learning To Play An Instrument Later In Life

August 9th, 2019 by Cassidy Welling

Learning to play an instrument decreases THE RISK OF AGE-RELATED MENTAL DECLINE as well as hearing loss, according to a number of studies. In fact, many people into their 50's and 60's report positive changes on both their mental and physical states, as well as their overall well-being. There are many misconceptions about LEARNING TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, especially when it comes to adult education, but there are truthfully a number of reasons that prove it's never too late to learn.

The Brain Can Always Change

Perhaps one of the biggest myths surrounding the later learning of a musical instrument is the common belief that the brain is set in its ways after puberty. In fact, the BRAIN MAINTAINS ITS ABILITY... Read More »

Learning The Ukulele - A Stepping Stone to Reading Music

July 24th, 2019 by Cassidy Welling

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, British primary schools focused music teaching on singing, percussion and the one instrument that parents dreaded hearing - the descant recorder. They were cheap to buy and practically indestructible. Although the sound of London's Burning being played on a recorder was an acquired taste, the instrument helped with one thing - it could be used to teach children to read music. THE UKULELE GOES ONE STEP FURTHER than this - not only can it be played as a melodic instrument, but you can play chords too and even singalong. It's a very versatile instrument and easy to learn no matter what age you are.

The basic patterns of music

Learning the basic patterns of... Read More »

5 ways to create a great musical environment at home

December 14th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Music plays a very significant part in a child's life and by creating a stimulating learning environment at home you will not only increase their engagement but provide them with a happier learning setting.

Children spend most of their time at home especially at a younger age and children learn by listening, copying and memorising. By creating a musical environment at home you are providing a great setting for your child's development.

Music has an extremely powerful influence on our emotions. Is it not true that when one of your favourite tunes starts playing on the radio your mood is instantly enlightened? This also applies to a song that can trigger a bad or sad memory and you just cannot bear to listen to it.

By sharing a musical environment at ho... Read More »

East Coast Musician of the Year 2016

May 24th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The East Coast Musician of the Year Competition attracts both able students and those in the early stage of their musical development giving the competition its unique status within the regions musical calendar. It enjoys the support of the regions Music Teachers, Schools, Colleges,Local Authorities Music Service Departments and regional orchestras.

Competition 2016

This competition is designed to suit all ages and musical abilities from beginners to advanced players. Candidates play an instrument of their choice and choose their own music which they are confident to perform. This is a very friendly competition and you will receive some encouraging comments from our judges to help improve your performance. So if this is your first time you have entered we will be pleased to see you and of course we welc... Read More »

Top ten Musical instruments 2016 – cost of music lessons and some interesting facts

April 26th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Learning to play a musical instrument is something a growing number of children are doing in the UK. According to ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), provider of music exams here in the UK:

Seven in every 10 children (69%) in the UK say that they currently play a musical instrument

ABRSM conducted some research into teaching, learning and playing in the UK and they had some interesting results:

An encouraging 85% of children have played a musical instrument compared with 74% of adults. More children have had instrumental lessons too (62%) compared with fewer than half of adults. The proportion of adults who have not played an instrument steadily increases with age, rising from 8% at 18 to 20 years old to 38% at 65 years and over.

Learning to play a musical instrument has a world of benef... Read More »

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