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Size Zero Opera – summer season appeal

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Children’s Corner live on the Radio

  I am looking forward to working with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet today!

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Music education…

This is such a good article…..I had to quote it all!    Music education does not just make children more musical; it unleashes their creative powers. This year marks my 50th anniversary as a music teacher. Over the course of … Continue reading

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Flying with a cello is one traveler’s nightmare – the Boston Globe

A fantastic account from Cellist Paul Katz in the Boston Globe. In a state of panic and fearing catastrophe, I am writing this midflight as I travel from Calgary, Alberta, to Los Angeles on American Airlines. I thought I did … Continue reading

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Size Zero Opera go to Singapore!

Very exciting news! Size Zero Opera has been invited to perform in Singapore at The 2nd Performer’s Voice Symposium “Horizons Crossing Boundaries”. The company will be performing “The Boy Who Lived Down the Lane” by Diana Soh, a work which … Continue reading

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For cellist, the music lingers after memory has faded

What an amazing story!! Music must have left a strong impression on this poor person…   A concert cellist whose memory was virtually wiped out by a brain infection may no longer remember the names of the composers whose work … Continue reading

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The Gaza Music School: A composition in defiance and harmony

Reading this article made me feel so lucky to have been born and brought up in a country with no war. A bit of good news from a dark place….     It is late afternoon and in a room … Continue reading

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BBC News – How music is changing the lives of some children living in deprived areas

Following my earlier post Music lesson fees are cheating pupils, have a look at what the wonderful Big Noise are getting up to! BBC News – How music is changing the lives of some children living in deprived areas.

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New World Symphony – Message to Applicants

I was doing my daily trawl for jobs and courses on the internet and came accross this…..what a fantastic truth! Couldn’t have said it better myself! Dear Friend: So much of our responsibility as classical musicians rests in our performing … Continue reading

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Britain’s young classical musicians deserve to be trumpeted

I recently read this article by Tom Service and I couldn’t agree more. Why is it that it is recognised that music helps people with illness or disability, can help people living in poverty and deprivation, but then is it … Continue reading

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