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How to succeed with no budget for musical instruments

Are you Music Lead at your school? Maybe you have a cupboard of old musical instruments. Or maybe nothing. But you certainly don’t have the budget for new musical instruments or maintenance. Never mind a whole class set! Don’t panic! You don’t actually need musical instruments for a quality, progressive and rich music education. At …

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Don’t wait! Participate! – Effective learning in shared piano lessons

One of the wonderful things about music is that it connects people. However learning piano can be a solitary endeavour with fewer opportunities for ensemble work than other instruments. Maybe shared lessons are the key? In Doremi Piano lessons, the majority of a beginner’s lessons are spent away from the keyboard. We use singing and …

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The easiest and quickest way to excellent rhythm skills

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Do you want to improve your students’ rhythm skills? Whether you’re a music teacher, instrumental or vocal teacher, Kodály musicianship teacher or a class teacher your students can benefit from this quick and easy rhythm game. If you want to know what the game is, and also why and when to do it, then this …

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Teach Beat and Rhythm Successfully With This Simple 5-Step Game

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Do you have trouble explaining the difference between pulse and rhythm? Get physical first with this fun, simple song Helen uses in both her Kodály Musicianship and Piano lessons. Your students will FEEL the difference and you won’t get tangled up with ineffective, wordy explanations. No apologies for the super cute cat gif! Choosing from …

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