Back on the Blogging Horse

Half way through last year I’d up my first contract teaching primary classroom music. It had been great; I’d enjoyed sharing mysic skills and ideas with students on an ongoing, deeper level  (compared to the brief interactions of gigs and incursions).

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I’m pretty sure this made sense at the time.

But I was still looking around for work – be that gigs, private instrumental music teaching, incursions or more classroom teaching – when I stopped blogging. I can’t remember why.

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Stare into the eyes of my great great grandfather and wonder.

Stare into the eyes of my great great grandfather and wonder.

It might have been I felt I needed a mental break in preparing for yet more new things. I started working for an awesome non-profit organisation called The Songroom and running regular music and movement activities for a new playgroup soon after. Or maybe there was no reason, or at least not a clear one.

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This photo represents that idea.

In anycase, it’s been a little over a year and I’ve worked at half a dozen new schools – in one capacity or another – teaching hundreds of kids dozens of musical games and songs. We’ve discussed concepts of music and written heaps of new songs together too, so I’ve a lot to share with you!

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Because the internet makes teammates of us all.

For starters, check out the new video gallery via here or the menu (I’ll write a bit about each of these new songs and how they were written). And check out the song room and the great work they do:

http://www.songroom.org.au

Thanks folks,

Earl

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About earlleonardmusicforkids

Earl Leonard is a talented musician with an honest rocking style. Kids love his enthusiam and sense of fun. Performances for early primary and pre-school aged children are structured to leave room for participation; including changing well known song lyrics with the help of the kids. Songwriting workshops for grades 3 and up open a world of creativity; exploring language rhythm and rhyme. through all the fun and games children learn about words and music.
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