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A Musical Window to our World: Africa

In our seventh article following our armchair travels, we focus our attention on Africa, sometimes called ‘The Mother Continent’. Africa is the oldest inhabited continent, the source of the world’s longest river (the Nile), home to the world’s oldest university (the University of Karueein, Morocco), the kingdom of the world’s richest [...]

By |2020-08-11T16:15:17+00:00August 11th, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

A Musical Window to our World: Europe

In our sixth article following our armchair travels, we will scan through the vast geographical and cultural area of Europe.  Europe and in particular, ancient Greece and Rome are considered to be the birthplace of Western civilisation. In Greek mythology, Europa was a beautiful Phoenician princess who was kidnapped by Zeus [...]

By |2020-07-03T11:12:04+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window to our World: The Middle East

In our fifth article following our armchair travels, we move ever westwards across the globe to the Middle East. The ‘cradle of civilisation’ covers a vast geographical and cultural area and includes the countries of Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The Middle East [...]

By |2020-06-19T11:59:57+00:00June 19th, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

A Musical Window to our World: North Asia

In our fourth article following our armchair travels, we conclude our view of Asia with a closer look at North Asia. We will focus our attention on Russia, the lands of the Gobi Desert, the Ural Mountains, and the vast tundra of Siberia. There are over 300 different ethnic groups found in [...]

By |2020-06-04T11:42:01+00:00June 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window To Our World: South & Central Asia

In our third article following our armchair travels across the world, we find ourselves still in Asia but we have moved from the Far East to South and Central Asia to begin our musical explorations in this region. Geographically this area encompasses a vast array of mountains, deserts and grassy steppes. Culturally it [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:10:29+00:00May 13th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window To Our World: The Far East

In this second article following our armchair travels across the world, we find ourselves visiting the Far East. Historically this area was termed the Orient, which comes from the Latin word ‘oriens’ meaning ‘east’ or ‘rise’. Japan is referred to as ‘The Land of The Rising Sun’ as evidenced by their flag [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:14:17+00:00April 25th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

A Musical Window To Our World: Oceania

Armchair travel can provide us with the opportunity to have a little insight into people’s lives across the world. We begin our travels the furthest East we can go - Oceania, and in each successive article, we will wind our way westwards across the globe. We shine the spotlight on the music of Oceania [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:14:38+00:00April 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Effects of Music on the Body and Mind

In these times of great uncertainty, turmoil and mental anxiety, I hope that this article will provide an anchor in the midst of the storm. In all cultures, across time, across mountains, rivers and plains, music has been a pillar of every society. This is a fascinating thought! Although music encompasses us all, it is [...]

By |2020-03-30T11:25:13+00:00March 30th, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

Can you Teach Yourself to Play the Piano?

Many people who are considering learning to play the piano often ask if they can teach themselves or do piano lessons with a teacher offer the best route? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of learning to play the piano by yourself and offer some suggestions for getting started.   Your [...]

By |2020-03-11T11:47:43+00:00March 11th, 2020|Blog|2 Comments

What Age Is Best to Start Piano Lessons?

If you’d like to learn how to play the piano, you may be wondering “What age is best to start piano lessons?” Although there are varying thoughts and opinions on this question, it is always possible to start learning, whether you’re young or old. That said, here are some important aspects to consider.   What [...]

By |2020-03-14T16:52:53+00:00February 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments
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