Teaching music using adventure and the imagination

I loved doing this and I won as well!!! Music student In Sophie’s last piano lesson we found ourselves in a clearing in the forest. Straight ahead was a rope ladder and next to it we could just about make out some kind of wooden chest hiding behind overgrown flowers. We carefully moved the flowers…

Sparking the imagination in music lessons

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” Brad Henry Hands up if your imagination was a huge part of growing up! As a child I remember making dens in the garden with friends and hiding from dragons, or dressing up with clothes from mum’s wardrobe and pretending to be characters…

A piano can tell a story

“There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe” James Rhodes I found this quote a while ago and it really struck a chord (no pun intended!). When learning the piano growing up, I always loved how I could pick up a book of music and be transported to a different…