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In 2008 my husband (to-be at that time) and I moved to a town in West Yorkshire called Ossett. We were both civil engineers working in the area and it made sense to settle there. Growing up I played the piano, I learnt at 4, peaked early, and played a lot for school at concerts […]Read More
First, what is a choir? Choirs come in all shapes and forms, but my pop choir, Local Vocals, is a group of enthusiastic people who share a love of singing and music and who join together regularly to work hard turning harmonies and melodies into something beautiful which they then share with their friends, families […]Read More
A question every student of the piano asks, I’m sure. But why are they so important, and why do so many people find them tricky, boring, hard work, a pain in the backside? First, what is a scale? A scale is the collection, played step by step, note by note, of all the notes which […]Read More
I recently posted a video on Facebook and YouTube about Musical Opposites. It was a really basic introduction to some common musical terms, the ones which I know well because I’ve seen them hundreds, thousands, of times. But there are many more which I don’t remember so well; I remember the word, but I don’t […]Read More
People have written music above love since…well since people started writing music. But somehow that doesn’t seem to have made the subject matter in any way boring or repetitive; our thirst for romance is undoubtedly insatiable. A brief scan of google showed me that writing about the subject of love songs is not uncommon so […]Read More
Come on, make 2023 your year of music. Here are five ways to get more music into your life for 2023. 1. Join a choir. A church choir, a community choir, your school choir (yes, teachers too), your workplace choir…any choir. Singing improves mood. Fact. Singing in a choir has loads of benefits to both […]Read More