A successful term of music making

How lovely to end the term with some excellent music exam results! I have always loved giving out good news to students when the results land on the doormat (or more often these days in my email inbox!). In fact, for many years of teaching we would only find out through the post, and I…

Have you got ‘backing track’ syndrome?

When I first started learning the flute it was in the days where you had to buy separate books for each exam piece and there was no such thing as a CD or downloadable backing track (showing my age now!). Instead we lived next door to a lovely lady who played the piano and mum…