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Archive for October, 2014

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Posted: 30/10/14

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Please […]

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Burley and Woodhead Year 6 Students Cause Musical Havoc in a Reading Lesson!

Posted: 30/10/14

Look at what happens in a reading lesson when the teacher thinks thechildren are engrossed in their reading. A classic and fabulous example of some of the innovative Learn to Rock MusicCurriculum work in one of our fantastic and supportive schools. The class teacher was fully on board with this and Mrs Baker found a greatway of getting the children […]

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Arul is Preparing for Grade 1 Drums

Posted: 27/10/14

Wow!!!! Arul had a fantastic lesson today. After only starting to learn the Rockschool Grade 1 pieces three weeks ago Arul put two of the pieces with the backing tracks today and did excellently in maintaining a steady pulse, using the correct techniques and remembering all of the other technically demanding aspects such as syncopation, opening and closing the Hi […]

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Burley and Woodhead C of E Primary School: African Rhythm and Dance Day

Posted: 26/10/14

What a brilliant day at Burley and Woodhead Primary School. Children engaged in a full day performance workshop led by Learn to Rock’s Mrs Baker, Miss Clough and Mrs Slattery learning about and performing African Rhythms. Activities included Bamboo Tamboo, Djembe playing and Zumba style dance. The day culminated in lots of excited and motivated children performing their Music and […]

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Amazing Y6 work at Burley And Woodhead C of E PrimarySchool

Posted: 22/10/14

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Beni Parradiddles Part Two

Posted: 21/10/14

Great lesson today with Beni! We developed the Parradiddles from last week now using Hi Hat, Toms and Ride Cymbals. Look at how fast and smooth he can play them!! Then we grooved on the Latin beat! I’m thinking Beni (11) Jack (13) Reece (7) Jacob (6) me ( very old now) handsome Dan the tutor and cool Alex the […]

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Foxhill Year 3 Drum Group Next Stage of their Christmas Piece

Posted: 21/10/14

The Year 3 Drum Group at Foxhill are consistently impressive! Today we perfected the middle section of their Christmas Concert piece and it sounded amazing! We took a Latin feel with the boys mixing semi quaver rim strikes with Snare and Floor Tom strikes whilst the girls maintained a funky little pattern using Toms and Rim Shots. The boys then […]

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Reece : End of Term Achievements on Bass and Drums

Posted: 21/10/14

Reece has had a great term! Check out the videos below to see how far he has come on Bass and Drums. DRUMS Today in Drums we have been perfecting a middle section for his school Drum Group Concert piece. Here we see Reece having learnt a really great Latin feel groove cleverly using semi quavers and giving the effect […]

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Is this our next new Drummer at Dixons Music Primary?

Posted: 17/10/14

Today we all had a turn playing the Drum Kit in our music lesson, we had so much fun. 

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Who has been playing on the Drum Kit at Dixons Music Primary?

Posted: 17/10/14

  Look who was playing the Drum Kit, I wonder if she was in time?

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At Dixons Music Primary our pupils have super hand shapes when they play the Keyboard.

Posted: 16/10/14

“Look, I am ready to play my Keyboard”

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Year 2 Students Working on The Christmas Concert Opening Piece at Dixons Music Primary

Posted: 16/10/14

It was a very magical morning today when Alison started rehearsals for the Dixons Music Primary Christmas Concert and the piece, The Little Drummer Boy, that the students will play to open the performance. Have a listen to this piece! Amazing work with the Year 1 and 2 students!

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