On so many occasions, I have found myself in a discussion with a parent, or a friend who has asked what I do for a living, where the questions have come up...
Can they really understand what you're doing?
What do you do with them?
Are they not too young to be learning music?
Children are innately musical. There is research to show that babies can remember tunes and sound sequences heard whilst in the womb and that a mother's singing can steady the foetal heart rate and reduce kicking. We know that singing can alter a babies' mood and calm it when anxious, or excite and encourage a playful mood - the same could be said for children of any age, or indeed adults. How many of you use music as a way to unwind after a long day, distract you from the stress of commuting, or get you in the mood for a party?
This blog will be an opportunity for me to share my own experiences and views as well as articles and documents that I have found interesting and enlightening. Please feel free to share your comments and views.