BoxFest 2017

The scene was set just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon this year, for TMB’s annual BoxFest celebration. Students of all ages and skill level showed the crowd of friends and family what they’ve been working hard on, all year.

Boxfest is our celebration of the students who attend lessons, a way to let them showcase all of the new skills they have worked hard to develop over hours of hard work. It was formed as a way to provide our students with a relaxed and fun environment where they feel safe and secure enough to share their talents with the rest of us. It is unlike many other performance opportunities that students may have, as-at BoxFest, students do not feel the need to compete, or put others down, and in fact, students tend to make new friendships and encourage one another in the process.

Performing is a very scary, yet rewarding part of the musical process. Most of us, at some point in our musical lives, want to share what we have with someone else. These sorts of performances help students develop not only the confidence to share that special something, but it also teaches them the responsibility and time that it can take to prepare something that you are proud of.

Every single student who walked onto that stage performed their best, and the audience was very supportive. To some students, it was their first time performing, for others, they seemed like seasoned veterans.  It is a great sight to see our students up in front of family, friends and peers and truly shine. Even some of the most timid students really rose to the occasion and let their musical selves shine.

        

 

We want to send a special thank you to all of the parents out there. Without you, your children would not have the fulfilling lessons which they do. You all bring them to their lessons weekly, make sure that they have instruments to play, listen along while they painstakingly practice scales until they are perfect… Those hours of time and money put into helping your child succeed at their instrument, nothing compares to that.

When children (and adults) feel supported, they can really thrive. We can see that support in each one of our students, here at TMB, whether they study with us at their school, or at one of our studios. We had a great representation from both Oxfordshire and Warwickshire students, who all performed up to a superb quality.

Unfortunately, some of our teachers were unable to attend this year’s festivities due to various circumstances, but they sent their support in spirit. Some of their students even got up to perform despite their teacher not being there, and still absolutely smashed it!

We want to thank each and every student who attended the party, whether they performed or not. It is a great learning experience to see other musicians of your age and your ability and how they seem to manage to go through the same things that you might in your own lessons. It also really helps to make one aware that all studying musicians are the same, even when they are at the teaching level. We all get a little nervous, we all forget music or lyrics, skip a few beats here and there, but at the end of it all- We keep on going and make it through to the end!

Lastly, a special shout out to Paula Backwith and Tim Kirkham for helping to bring us all together. The two of them started TMB over 12 years ago because of their love of music. Through this time, they have collected all of us teachers and brought us and the student together to form one big musical family. Thank you to each of the teachers who have helped teach any of our students, the Cover teachers, the teachers who have moved on… Each person who was a part of getting us all to where we are now.

     

Cheers to a great year! We look forward to these last few lessons of the Summer Term, as we wind down before the Studios shut down for two weeks. These two weeks start the week commencing with Monday August 14th- Sunday August 27th. We return for another fun year starting on Monday, August 28th.

Please enjoy the photos of the party which were taken by one of our lovely students, Seb Hughes. More can be found on The Musical Box’s Facebook page

Love 

Emma Doupé  xxxxx

Singing teacher @ TMB 


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BoxFest 2017

The scene was set just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon this year, for TMB’s annual BoxFest celebration. Students of all ages and skill level showed the crowd of friends and family what they’ve been working hard on, all year.

Boxfest is our celebration of the students who attend lessons, a way to let them showcase all of the new skills they have worked hard to develop over hours of hard work. It was formed as a way to provide our students with a relaxed and fun environment where they feel safe and secure enough to share their talents with the rest of us. It is unlike many other performance opportunities that students may have, as-at BoxFest, students do not feel the need to compete, or put others down, and in fact, students tend to make new friendships and encourage one another in the process.

Performing is a very scary, yet rewarding part of the musical process. Most of us, at some point in our musical lives, want to share what we have with someone else. These sorts of performances help students develop not only the confidence to share that special something, but it also teaches them the responsibility and time that it can take to prepare something that you are proud of.

Every single student who walked onto that stage performed their best, and the audience was very supportive. To some students, it was their first time performing, for others, they seemed like seasoned veterans.  It is a great sight to see our students up in front of family, friends and peers and truly shine. Even some of the most timid students really rose to the occasion and let their musical selves shine.

        

 

We want to send a special thank you to all of the parents out there. Without you, your children would not have the fulfilling lessons which they do. You all bring them to their lessons weekly, make sure that they have instruments to play, listen along while they painstakingly practice scales until they are perfect… Those hours of time and money put into helping your child succeed at their instrument, nothing compares to that.

When children (and adults) feel supported, they can really thrive. We can see that support in each one of our students, here at TMB, whether they study with us at their school, or at one of our studios. We had a great representation from both Oxfordshire and Warwickshire students, who all performed up to a superb quality.

Unfortunately, some of our teachers were unable to attend this year’s festivities due to various circumstances, but they sent their support in spirit. Some of their students even got up to perform despite their teacher not being there, and still absolutely smashed it!

We want to thank each and every student who attended the party, whether they performed or not. It is a great learning experience to see other musicians of your age and your ability and how they seem to manage to go through the same things that you might in your own lessons. It also really helps to make one aware that all studying musicians are the same, even when they are at the teaching level. We all get a little nervous, we all forget music or lyrics, skip a few beats here and there, but at the end of it all- We keep on going and make it through to the end!

Lastly, a special shout out to Paula Backwith and Tim Kirkham for helping to bring us all together. The two of them started TMB over 12 years ago because of their love of music. Through this time, they have collected all of us teachers and brought us and the student together to form one big musical family. Thank you to each of the teachers who have helped teach any of our students, the Cover teachers, the teachers who have moved on… Each person who was a part of getting us all to where we are now.

     

Cheers to a great year! We look forward to these last few lessons of the Summer Term, as we wind down before the Studios shut down for two weeks. These two weeks start the week commencing with Monday August 14th- Sunday August 27th. We return for another fun year starting on Monday, August 28th.

Please enjoy the photos of the party which were taken by one of our lovely students, Seb Hughes. More can be found on The Musical Box’s Facebook page

Love 

Emma Doupé  xxxxx

Singing teacher @ TMB 


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