LET’S INSPIRE OUR BEGINNERS!

One of the best ways in which children can be inspired today is through being involved with music. Taking up a stringed instrument is a challenge because they are amongst the most difficult instruments to master. Beginners of all ages need extra inspiration at the start of their string playing journey. They need to play music that means something to them. Basically, they need to love what they play and they need to have great fun doing it in order for be inspired enough to carry on.

TECHNICALLY SIMPLE BUT SIMPLY INSPIRING

I’ve come up with the idea of composing technically simple music that is mature and inspirational, easy but fun to play, full of beauty, depth and meaning. Music with a point.   

EXPECTING GREAT PERFORMANCES FROM OUR BEGINNERS

I want to write music that has the same ethos as music written for experienced and technically advanced string players. When musicians perform with others it should be about creating a moment. When they play a piece of music in a concert it should be about delivering a great performance. It goes for professionals, adult amateurs, all musicians… and in my mind it should go for beginners too.

 

Music should be music, pure and simple, no matter what age, level or ability it’s written for.  

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If beginners are moved in some way by music, then my hope is that they will be naturally swept forward in life, that they might be comforted emotionally, and they might even gain an insight into what their life could be about. I think music is as important as that.

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By enjoying and getting a lot out of what they do they will be in the privileged position of emotionally moving those who listen: making them laugh and cry, feel fear and excitement, feel a myriad of emotions.

 

It’s a big aim, but I want to emotionally move children with the music they play.

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HAVE FAITH AND MAKE IT FUN...

So let’s not get hung up on the issues that we sometimes get stuck on...what grade a piece is, what grade a child has, how much practice they do in an evening…let’s think a bit more esoterically. Let’s have a bit more faith in our beginner string players so that they can have fun when they play together, so they can enjoy the experience as much as they can

MUSIC THAT MOVES…

By enjoying and getting a lot out of what they do, the players will be in the privileged position of emotionally moving those who listen: making them laugh and cry, feel fear and excitement - feel a myriad of emotions. It’s a big aim, but I also want to emotionally move children as they play. I want to inspire them and to sweep them away. If beginners are moved in some way by music, then my hope is that they will be naturally swept forward in life, that they might be comforted emotionally, and they might even gain an insight into what their life could be about. I think music is as important as that.

AND FINALLY, ON A PRACTICAL NOTE…

I understand that music and instrumental teachers don’t have enough hours in the day to spend ages searching for the perfect piece of music for their string players to learn and perform. I want to help by providing an easy to navigate, eye catching site where they can come and find an original well-crafted piece that comes with everything they need