meet the musiciansConcert Pianist George Todica

On a sunny day in June, we met George in a cosy corner of bustling Borough Market to chat about his experience of the mushRoom music community and how the service has helped him as a young professional pianist.

meet the hostsJon: passionate pianist and Leonberger lover

Based in the artistic bustling city of Brighton, Jon is a pianist, teacher and music enthusiast; when chatting, we were struck by Jon’s holistic approach to teaching and performing and how music has been a recurring source of inspiration and healing through his life. Jon’s Leonbergers ‘Chewy’ and ‘Solo’ bound about his bright musical home, which includes two spacious sound proofed musical studios, named the ‘Capra’ and ‘Vincent’ rooms after his old piano teacher and father…

music projectsODD DOG OUT: A vibrant musical tonic to months of lockdown learning

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…