Music lessons aren't just about learning scales and passing exams.
Improvising (making music up on the spot) plays a very important part in my music lessons. For example, children love creating story boards for animals. We might make up music for the weather, for the life cycle of a frog or for a haunted house! Inspiration comes from all sorts of places.
This is Alice's 'dolphin' improvisation, inspired by a cuddly dolphin toy that I brought along one week. Alice is 5 and a half! Through music making and creating musical sound effects, she has developed the confidence to explore the piano in a relaxed and playful manner.