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What goes on behind the scenes at Fanfare Music

What goes on behind the scenes at Fanfare Music? What drives us as teachers and musicians - and what’s coming up at the studio and performance space in the near future?

The Fanfare is our special spot for all kinds of stories, inspirational pieces, news and feel-good content. Whether you’re already a student with us or are thinking of joining the Fanfare family, we want to make sure you have access to things we find truly inspiring!

We love talking about music almost as much as we love making it! Therefore, make sure you check in with us regularly to learn more about what makes us tick.

If you have any ideas for the blog that you’d like to share, we’re all ears! Just comment below, and we’ll be sure to take a look for future posts.

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Our online music school magazine full of news, celebratory articles and dates for your diary. 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PERFORMANCE?

With an upcoming choir and piano concert looming I’ve been thinking hard about what makes a good performance. How can we make our audience feel glad that they spent their hard earned cash on a ticket and made the effort to take time out of their busy lives and show up on the day? And […]

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HOW TO WARM UP YOUR SINGING VOICE

You wouldn’t lift weights without first warming up and you wouldn’t do an aerobics class without first warming up, so why would you sing without first warming up? When we sing we are using our vocal cords (soft tissue) and the larynx muscles and if we don’t stretch and warm them up before starting to […]

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SINGING PERFORMANCE APPROACHING - HOW CAN I COMBAT MY NERVES?

If you have a performance coming up, no matter what it is, from making a speech, to singing a solo or playing in an orchestra, you might be feeling a little bit nervous right now. There’s nothing unusual about this, I certainly am; many performers, some with years of experience, and novices alike, feel the […]

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NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

Picture the scene: it’s Christmas; the hall is filled with proud parents and grandparents; the choir is lined up, wearing knee socks and school colours bobbles; and then they start to sing and there isn’t a dry eye in the place. Because everyone loves a children’s choir at Christmas. My children are too young to […]

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10 REASONS EVERY HOUSEHOLD NEEDS A UKULELE

1. Ukuleles are a great instrument for beginners and veteran musicians alike. You can just pick one up fairly inexpensively and start strumming. 2. Ryan Gosling plays the ukulele; the ukulele is cool. 3. Kids love them - it’s a great educational thing to experiment with - and they love the noises they make. Whether […]

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HOW OUR IDOLS DEAL WITH STAGE FRIGHT

The internet is full of stories of famous actors, singers and personalities who suffer from stage fright. I wanted to know how they deal with those nerves and how they manage to get themselves to give the performances that have made their careers successful.  Stage fright can result in sufferers sweating and trembling and experiencing […]

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