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Lucy's blog

Why sing? - The joys and benefits of singing

As my long-suffering children will tell you, I love to sing. I sing all the time. It’s something that’s always been a huge part of my life - from growing up in Wales (where we all do it!), to working eight shows a week in musical theatre, to founding Perform -...

The Shy Princess

OK, I'm going to come clean. I have a guilty pleasure...and that's the new Disney cartoon Sofia the First. If you haven't seen it, it's a series about a young girl whose mother marries the King and therefore becomes Royal overnight. The episodes are based...

Hello - helping children develop good communication skills

If you read my blogs regularly, you'll know that I like to talk about communication skills and how important it is that we make children confident communicators from an early age. As you might expect, this is something that we are passionate about at Perform. In fact,...

Fame costs

Like everyone else, I was shocked and saddened to read about Amy Winehouse yesterday. With hindsight, looking back at that footage from the Belgrade concert a few weeks ago, it was pretty clear that something was definitely not right - even more so than over the past few...

Sing, Sing, Sing

It's probably no surprise to you that I'm a big believer in the power of song. So I was really pleased to read this Guardian article that a friend forwarded to me this week; http://bit.ly/moqAbc. It's about a new book written by Sally Goddard Blythe, a...

Music & your Child

Most children love music, whether it's singing nursery rhymes complete with actions (of course), having a little dance or even listening to something more soothing before they go to sleep. My Mum loves to tell people about how I would make up my own songs when I was...
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