Music & Education

  • Cross cultural studies,  Music & Education,  Music and development

    Musical talent – cross cultural development

    Hello Dear Reader, And a Happy December to you all. For those of you who follow Christmas traditions, like my family, it is a jolly time for trimming the tree and getting all the old decorations out of the loft. In case you were wondering…the lights worked! This year is especially lovely as it will be baby Penelope’s first Christmas. She watched with eyes the size of dinner plates as we put the tree up and drooled at the sight of the twinkling tinsel and lights. People were right when they told me that this time of year takes on a whole new meaning when you see it through a…

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  • Music & Education,  Music performance

    Do you listen to classical music?

    Hello Dear Reader, Today the temperature has really begun to drop and for the first time I am working in front of a roaring fire in the middle of the day. Winter is surely creeping up on Yorkshire finally. My heightened awareness of this change may have something to do with the fact that I spent Sunday filing away my 2016 photos and reflecting in particular on my week in Lanzarote, a location my dear Spanish husband picked as it is, on average, the warmest place in Europe in winter. And it was when we visited in November. A very pleasant 25 degrees most days. Lanzarote has an absolutely stunning…

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