Our end of year concert, 'Patana Primary', is this coming Thursday. It features performances by all of our extra curricular groups, the presentation of the Music Awards and a few soloists too. It is bound to be jam-packed full of wonderful music-making. Jam-packed is the relevant phrase here, as it is likely to last for … Continue reading MCs or no MCs?
I spend most of my week engaging with young musicians, developing musical skills and encouraging enjoyment of music. But this week, I have been lucky enough to focus on my own enjoyment as a listener and audience member. First I enjoyed an amazing orchestra concert by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, midweek I saw an awesome … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Support Live Music as a Music Educator
Year 2 are looking at the science of sound as part of their science week. The music team are contributing to a good understanding of vibrations, playing instruments and high and low sounds from a musical point of view. We started with some questions this week and had some excellent discussion: What is sound? Where … Continue reading Year 2 Science of Sound – Pitch Perfect Understanding
Year 1 have been consolidating high, low and going upwards- going downwards. They loved using angklungs for this and so did I. Our focus song was: Elevator, won't you take me, 1-2-3-4-5 Elevator, won't you take me, 5-4-3-2-1 (I found the chant of this at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra website and made up the (obvious) … Continue reading Year 1 – ‘High-Low’ with Angklungs