Steering Children Toward Musical Happiness

If there are children in your life — if you have children yourself, or you work in a school, or you come into regular contact with nieces, nephews, and their friends — you know that music usually plays an important role in their day-to-day lives. Children seem to always be singing, dancing, or skipping to […]

String section from a symphony orchestra

Life’s Most Important Musical Experiences

Yesterday I was in rehearsal with Symphony Nova Scotia for a pair of concerts I’m conducting today. It’s a particularly fun concert – for young children – and it gives the kids a chance to do something that most people never get to do: to play with a symphony orchestra. The concert is based on a […]

Songwriting With An Open Mind

Written by Gary Ewer, author of “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle. Follow Gary on Twitter. _______________ This fall I’ll be conducting Symphony Nova Scotia in some school-based concerts, and I’ll start the first ones tomorrow. The idea is to present the orchestra to young people, right in their own schools, with the aim to […]