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Gong and 11:11

making sacred ceremony read more

Walking the Way of the Gong

The gong has a unique power of fullness. It fills matter with resonance. The river of sound flowing from the nuclear energy of its alloyed metallic elements produces a synergistic vibrational tonic that has within it an alchemical sound substance called ‘Syntonic’ tone. read more

Train to be a Lifemusician!

Places are still available on the next Lifemusic training programme which begins on September 10th. What is Lifemusic? A method of workshop facilitation based upon improvisation, participation and trust. read more

Listening with the body

http://youtu.be/IU3V6zNER4g Evelyn Glennie - inspirational percussionist who is deaf and demonstrates here beautifully the power of the bodys listening capacity. love &amp blessings Hilary read more


It has been a long and busy winter up until this time when flowers bloom and larks sing. So much activity of travelling to perform rather takes away from the core creative process that is so close to read more

Music, Yoga and Experiencing Quality Improvement

As a professional violinist and teacher, and having spent a number of years practising yoga, I am becoming intrigued by my growing awareness of the connection between the practice of yoga and the quality of my violin practice and teaching. Those of you who don’t play the violin need not necessarily stop reading at this moment because these thoughts may generalise to other instruments and also the voice. read more

The launch of the SCHOOL OF CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING, led by Stefan Cartwright and Erik Huele

As part of its extensive programme in Creative Exploration, Hawkwood is very pleased to announce the launch of the SCHOOL OF CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING, led by Stefan Cartwright and Erik Huele. It starts with an evening concert on Thursday 31 March 2011, 8.00pm. read more

Shostakovich - The Luminous Centre of Truth

After Id finished a long and productive day I decided to listen to another Shostakovich Quartet with score. They are such intensely wrought pieces: fiendishly hard but perfectly conceived for the me read more

Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music

Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids' lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact across the world. read more

Three young pianists show how alternative strategies can work

Because I teach outside the school system pupils sometimes stay with me for a decade or so, from first steps until the big step of university. Ive been teaching privately in Wiltshire for 15 years, read more

Teaching (or Taming) Tantrum-driven Teens

To teach adolescents the teacher requires a fairly robust ego, as it&rsquos; important not to respond to the provocation that can be attempted. Just as some play games with their sexuality, so others e read more

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