One of the Orchestra’s members, trumpet player Dan Newell, has recently written and published Billy’s Band, a book and CD set designed for teachers and parents of Key Stage 1 children (age 5–7) to help explore musical ideas including pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, texture, timbre and improvisation.
> Billy’s Band website
‘Billy’s Band is inspiring and guaranteed to develop enthusiasm for music in young people.’
- Barry Wordsworth, Music Director, The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.
‘This combination of story, character and practical, approachable exercises and games will make an ideal part of any budding instrumentalist’s development.’
- Patrick Bailey, Education and Community Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra.
‘Delightful! Communicates, in an engaging way, many aspects of basic musicianship. More importantly, Billy’s Band is infused with the joy of making music, which is by far the most important lesson it could possibly teach.’
- Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra.
The book and CD set is priced £7.99 and is available from Amazon.
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