Stories from Musicland is a magical place, where young children learn the basics of music theory through charming stories about the Notes that inhabit it. Let your kids enter the world of Quentin Quaver, Charlie Crotchet, Minny Minim and Grandpa Semibreve, and they will keep wanting to return. www.storiesfrommusicland.com
Stories from Musicland vol 2 is now in print and can be purchased directly from me in my classes or from Windblowers Nottingham. This second volume contains 3 new stories with an accompanying CD. The stories are “The Unwanted Visitors, “Autumn in Musicland” and “The Flood”
I have been writing and using my Stories from Musicland since Music Makers started in 1998. These stories are a way of introducing written notation to young children in a fun way.
The characters are Charlie Crotchet, Minny Minim, Quentin Quaver and Grandpa Semibreve and they have adventures. The first volume is now published and contains 3 stories, 1) Meeting the Notes, 2) The Notes build an Extension (about ledger lines) and 3) Charlie visits Kitty (about the allegro/moderato/adagio trains) Continue reading