The Music Workshop Company Blog 

Each month the Music Workshop Company publishes two blogs. One blog, written by the MWC team addresses a key issue in Music Education or gives information about a particular genre or period of music. The other blog is written by a guest writer, highlighting good practice or key events in Music Education. We hope you enjoy reading the blogs. 
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Posts from September 2021

Experimenting with Rhythms Using the Spoons – with Percussionist Jo May 
Jo May loves to play percussion. And she loves to teach it too. As a professional percussionist, she has learned to perform on a huge range of orchestral instruments. Here she teaches some creative techniques for music-making using a humble pair of spoons. 
Jo recorded a series of 5 mini videos for Music Workshop Company all about playing the spoons. If you missed the first two, check out her introduction to the spoons, and the first “proper” lesson. Now it’s time to learn how to play using some more complicated rhythms and techniques. 
Let’s get creative! 
Image by Monika Grabkow, Unsplash 
It’s been a difficult year all round for arts organisations with many having to close their doors, everyone grappling with moving online and a growing need for funding and support.  
Amongst that, we’re pleased to bring a success story to this week’s blog as we return to Trestle Theatre Company, who featured in 2017, to celebrate their 40th Birthday. 


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