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‘Listen to this’.

There’s something to be said for being told to ‘listen to this’, ‘look at this’ or ‘read this’. An important aspect of any educational programme is presenting learners with something new or re-presenting something familiar in a new context. And … Continue reading

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Remembering John Playfair

On Saturday 23rd April 2016, over a hundred of John Playfair’s friends joined his family for a concert of clarinet music ranging from Mozart to Cole Porter held at St.Michael’s and All Angels church in Turnham Green, London. Here, in … Continue reading

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A level minority report: Dance, Music, Philosophy.

I start from a belief that Dance, Music and Philosophy are wonderful A level subjects which should be accessible to sixth form students not too far from where they live as part of a broad educational offer. The published performance tables provide … Continue reading

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Leçons sans paroles: comment la musique nous apprend à vivre

La musique est indispensable à la vie humaine mais nous trouvons difficile d’expliquer ses effets. Peut-on décrire les leçons qu’on pourrait extraire de notre expérience vécue de la musique ? Voici au moins 10 choses que la musique peut nous apprendre : … Continue reading

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The keyboard and the music

We spend much of our time in front of keyboards. Our computer keyboard is an essential interface with the world as it appears to us on our screen. We use keys to input letters, form our words and meanings on a virtual page which … Continue reading

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Lessons without words: 10 things music teaches us about life

Music is a vital part of our lives but it is notoriously difficult to describe its effect on us in words. Can we try to describe some of the lessons we draw from our experience of music? Here are 10 … Continue reading

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