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The Sound Toolkit: developing aural awareness in Early Learners – Part 2: categorising the aural concepts

What’s this all about?   This blog continues the theme of developing aural awareness. Here we are going to share with you our aural ‘groupings’. Then we are going to offer you an activity that you can use with any age group at all – from the very Early Years through to senior citizens. We…

The Sound Toolkit: developing aural awareness in Early Learners – Part 1: The voice

In the next few blogs, we’d like to share some of the presentation we delivered at the #MusicEdExpo in London, Olympia, on 23rd February. We were exploring the topic of aural awareness – why it is such an important aspect of learning, both in terms of musical understanding and also within a more holistic perspective.   Before…

Developing aural awareness in early learners

It’s such fun teaching aural awareness to early learners when you use visual props! Find out more at the Music & Drama Education Expo (MDEducationExpo). We will be presenting a session that is bursting with ideas for developing aural skills in early learners using contexts that have meanings to match their experiences. Whether you specialise in teaching…

January 2018: Looking forward, glancing back

Welcome to 2018! We wish you all a happy, successful and musical year full of opportunities, challenges and accomplishments! As you can see, here at musicbuds one of our (many!) New Year resolutions was to start, and crucially, maintain, a regular* blog for the entire year. Let’s see how we do ( – not very…