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Improving Academic Performance with Music

“It’s recognised in this school that those boys and girls who play a musical instrument tend to perform better in...

The Importance of Teaching Music in Schools

Back in 2010 the UK Government introduced the English Baccalaureate, a key school performance measure that focused on specific subjects:...

Restoring Rosemary’s Reputation

I sometimes wonder how I managed to cope in pre-internet times. After all, if ever I want to find out...

There IS Music in the Spacing of the Spheres!

Many people visiting this blog will be familiar with the term Music of the Spheres, a phrase usually associated with...

Crotchets, Quavers and MUSIC

  I was talking recently with Peter, a friend of mine whose daughter had started learning to play the piano...

Tuning in to your memories

For reasons which I hope will soon become clear, I’ve decided to start this article on music with a brief...

Where does music come from? Part Six

In the previous posts of this series I have outlined what I believe to be evidence of how non-physical guides...

Fish, Chips and Heavy Metal Music

I was browsing on-line recently when I came across an article which claimed that the number of community choirs in...

Forget about your voice – just sing!

Birds do it!  Angels do it! Even dolphins and whales do it! Let’s do it, let’s SING A SONG! Forgive me...

Where does music come from? Part Five

In previous posts for this series, I outlined what I believe to be compelling evidence that many musical masters of the past...

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