June is going to busy. There’s composing to do, choirs to conduct, concerts to play and sing in, visitors from home and abroad to entertain, house renovations to endure, family birthdays to celebrate…I’d best get cracking then…
After two stuttering months, I’m aiming for more composing and new beginnings in May. Keep up to date with my daily composer doings here.
April will be more productive than March, I’ve decided. Tune in here each day to check on progress!
It’s started with snow. Let’s see how it pans out. I can tell you that there’ll be gardening (once the snow’s melted, and composing.
“Why not take a music journey through the digestive system?” I once asked myself when, confronted with a year 4 class whose teacher wanted them to learn about food and nutrition in my music lessons. The digestive processes lend themselves readily to replication in musical composition, after all!
Another science and music unit. This one started with what is now the ending – a request by a Year 1 class teacher to help with a musical presentation for Book Week on the theme of Visions Of the Future. I then developed the science aspect for future use.
When asked to design some musical ideas to help with the study of flowering plants for some 9-10 year olds, I composed a song and then went to town with a complete unit of work using science and music curricula, with a bit of art and dance thrown in for good measure.
A catalogues of arrangements for choir and recorder ensemble of Robert Burns songs as performed by The Bridge Singers at their Burns Night Celebration on January 25th 2018.
It’s a story of collaboration as well as continuing to indulge my passion for the poetry of Robert Burns.
Musical things I know are coming up in February mostly involve choirs. Keep up to date with these and all the musical surprises that are bound to show up right here every day!