About Mrs Schneider

I teach music at St Teresa’s and Poplar Primary in the London Borough of Merton. I am interested in using blogging to teach music. I love twitter, reading, radio 4 and I am a HUGE fan of The Archers

Free clarinet lessons

If you are in Year 5 or 6 you have the opportunity to get 10 free clarinet lessons! The lessons will take place in our music room after school on Mondays.

You will have to pay £20 to hire the clarinet & a small deposit.

Ask your parents to ring Merton Music Foundation on 020 8640 5446 to register & pick up an enrolment form from Mrs Schneider.

“Ossiri and the Bala Mengro”

Ossri is a traveller girl. She is very creative and loves music. She makes herself a magnificent musical instrument which she names a “Tattin Django”. Most people don’t like the music she makes with it but she has one special fan who LOVES listening to the music she makes.

This is how year 2 imagine her music sounds:

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This book left us with lots of questions!

Does it matter if your audience doesn’t like your music?
How can you find an audience that will like your music?
Should we always expect to get rewarded for making music?

Here is a song from Tom McCarthy who is a traveller and makes the sort of music that I’m guessing Ossiri and her family like to listen to.

Thank you Katharine Quarmby and Richard O’Neill for sharing your wonderful book with us!