The narration of children’s books through music is a tale as old as time; from Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Gruffalo’. The rise of Disney added animation as an enticing visual dimension to musical books and modern technology has enhanced this further. The immediate accessibility and creative potential of videos and apps are the future of multimedia books and enables their use as fun educational resources for schools and families.
One quintet passionate about multimedia music education is the Magnard Ensemble…
In the words of Beethoven, music can change the world. With the coronavirus raging war, instruments have seen livelier days. Though many now sit neglected and unloved while students feud with finding practice rooms. Have a piano? We say revive it by renting it out. mushRoom connects musical spaces with musicians to build communities. Together with Markson Pianos, we impart the essentials of COVID-19 piano care so you can safely host students and musicians in your space.
London-based Listenpony is a great example of what can be done when artists think outside the box. Three music graduates decided to set up Listenpony, the plan was to create “A place to put on our music and the music of our friends at an event they would enjoy regardless of whether or not they were new music fanatics.”
Flautist Vicky’s childhood piano now lives with her and her own family in North London’s Swiss Cottage, making it the perfect place for pianists, acoustic duos and solo musicians to practice, compose and play.