Balgowlah Heights Public School Band Program

November 16, 2019

Greatness in teaching is just as rare as greatness in any other profession. Although it’s impossible to offer a prescription of qualities in order to cultivate great music teachers, understanding these qualities can give all would-be teachers a standard of excellence t...

October 22, 2019

CAN YOU IMAGINE LIVING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC? IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO DO SO, AS MUSIC HAS BEEN HARD-WIRED INTO OUR VERY EXISTENCE AS HUMAN BEINGS. THE CHINESE PHILOSOPHER CONFUCIUS SAID LONG AGO THAT "MUSIC PRODUCES A KIND OF PLEASURE WHICH HUMAN NATURE CANNOT DO WI...

August 10, 2018

It's 4pm on a Thursday, and your child is on the couch with the iPad. You need to leave for the weekly music lesson in half an hour. You can see dust has gathered on the piano (or the flute or the saxophone), and another week has passed with only infrequent and erratic...

October 23, 2017

By: Tony Mazzocchi

Article originally posted on The Music Parents’ Guide

Hopefully your child will begin a musical instrument through their school music program.  If so, when they bring home their instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day…...

October 23, 2017

Music is one of the greatest joys on Earth. From those who play it to those who listen to it, it is a driving force and accompaniment for so many things in life. Many of us do not need scientific evidence to know it enhances our lives, but to learn of such evidence is...

October 23, 2017

This is a great article which explains simply how to read sheet music. Parents who have children who play music and have no idea how they can make sense of the lines, dots and squiggles on their music page, will find this article very useful.

Worth a read.
Explains it a...

October 23, 2017

The Difference Between Brass and Woodwind Instruments

Source: http://thevault.musicarts.com/the-difference-between-brass-and-woodwind-instruments/

In musical orchestra and marching bands, the instruments are divided into different groups based on the sound they make and...

October 23, 2017

The multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading”. Earlier...

October 23, 2017

Is Practice a four letter word in your house? Are their frequent arguments over the lack of this essential part of learning an instrument? As a parent of 3 children, all of whom learnt an instrument at some point in their early years, I know all too well the frustratio...

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