Kevin, Sally, Geoff and Maja – with Bella too – Mr. Music Memory and Mr. Muscle Memory…. We all welcome you, and everyone we met too, at the UK Music & Drama Expo 2019. Welcome to The Emoji School of Music and our F.A.S.T! Learning System – That stands for… Fun – Accessible – SENsory – Teachable! Because we know how tough it is to learn, sight-read, remember, even pass exams – and to mentor at home or teach too – with OR without difficulties!
From Nursery to Nursing Home! From Ability to Disability! From Mummy Mentor to Maestro! We’re building a ‘New Landscape of Music’. What for? For F.A.S.T! – Music Making Practice + Music Theory Method + Emoji Solfege Singing + Our Mode Memory Family + Rainbow Music Spelling Bee + Free DIY Sheet Music Super-Spectrum F.A.S.T! Learn DIY Overlay. What for? For Musical Drama, Sight-Reading, Composing, Singing, Playing and Sharing. It’s GO! ME = Music Education & Language For The 21st Century.
Our Emoji Family are with us courtesy of Emojione – the world’s leading emoji designer – among 6 Billion sent a day! – who said to us..
“Fantastic idea….the concept is pretty amazing.“
JOIN US or PARTNER US or WORK WITH US or INVEST IN US or SPONSOR US or PUBLISH US or BLOG US or TEACH WITH US or FRANCHISE US or MUMMY MENTOR US or SCHOOL TRIAL US or (really important to us) CHARITY WORK WITH US.
Join us as we develop our Books, Sheet Music, Song Code Wheels for Keys-Chords-Modes-Composing , School Kits with T-Shirts & Bibs, Free Downloads, GO! Me Club and on-line our all-encompasing Emoji-GO ME! Apps.
Be TRULY MADLY DEEPLY HAPPY! Learn to Play by PLAYING!
Here’s our GO! ME F.A.S.T! FIVE Learning Suite….
Learn with the GO! ME F.A.S.T! FIVE. GO! Motivate, Move, Mentor, Musical and Maestro ME! The New Global Emoji-Go! Music Education Language (Go in Japanese = Language and 5!) With our 5 Key Music Learning Stages for Learning Theory, Practice, Teaching, Mentoring, Singing, Dancing, Sight-Reading and Playing – Made Memorable and F.A.S.T! To be launched at Music and Drama Expo Olympia March 6/7th.
Meet The HAPPY FAMILY of Music Moods, Modes, Chords and Curwen/Kodaly Solfege Hand Signs. Here they are on the way to a THOUSAND songs – (almost!) INSTANTLY. With the Three/ Four Chord Magic Emoji Music Trick on our forthcoming range of Super-Spectrum Books + Sheet Music. GO! F.A.S.T!
F.A.S.T! = Fun – Accessible – SENsory – Teachable. Triple A Way Of Learning DIFFERENTLY – For Every Ability, Age and Aptitude.
Our Mission – Changing the Musical Landscape – For All!
Join us on our Musical Journey – Kevin and Sally Thomson – The Dynamic Dyslexic and Dot Dyscalculia – Founders of The Emoji School of Music.
I’m Mr Muscle Memory – My real name is O.L.L.I.E It stands for Over Learning & Locked In Exercises – Together with all our friends, mentors, teachers and partners we also aim to help the world to LOVE to play our 21st Century ACCESSIBLE version of the Traditional Notation System (TNS) – so ANYONE can read real Sheet, Song, Guitar Chord and TABS music ! This is the HOW we get across that (boring – dull – painful) thing called PRACTICE. We call it THE E + MOJI PRACTICE SYSTEM.
And if Music Practice isn’t bad enough what about Music Theory? Coming next.
So far so good – if you are still with us and all this talk of a new way of doing things by Emojis isn’t sending you in a spin!
Next is the HOW we get over the (impenetrable, archaic – think Mixolydian Greek Modes! confusing, technical) all consuming language of the myriad keys, modes, chord extension etc. in LEARNING MUSIC THEORY. Eeeeeek!
Above is what we have been developing (and still designing ready for the show and feedback!) for the last 4 years – after a lifetime of music learning frustration and failure with the 1,000 year old (ancient – but good ‘ol Guido D’Arezzo!) Traditional Notation System (TNS). It’s our Passion, Mission and Vision of a new future – We’d like to get the world to play – by PLAYING! Here’s how…. With the GO! ME! 5 Learning Suites we will be launching at the Music and Drama Expo – 2019 London Olympia March 6/7 (draft images for now)….
We SO welcome EVERYONE – the NEW EMOJI GENERATION – and the old Emoticon one too : – ) who can truly benefit from the awesome power of learning, talking, singing, playing, teaching, mentoring, sharing……MUSIC EDUCATION the 21st Century Emoji – Visual Global Language – Way! Why Emojis? E=Picture Moji=Character – Because Emoji Pictures and Smileys paint 6 Billion messages – every day. GO! in Japanese is Language and also the number Five – Above is our Music and Drama Show ‘Story Board’ of the Five new ways to learn the Language of Music F.A.S.T! That’s Fun – Accessible – Sensory – Teachable! This isn’t Blue Sky Thinking it is…Rainbow Sky Thinking.
Where are we now? From awesome feedback from Home & School Teachers, Musicians, Kids (especially) and all at the BETT SHOW 2018 and another fun-filled (and manic!) year of development and design work, welcome to the launch of the new overall name – and a host of Emoji-boggling ideas at The Emoji School Of Music! What are we looking to achieve at the Music & Drama Expo at Olympia 6/7th March? Simple…
HELP! Help in
1. Testing – our Method
2. Developing – our Solutions
3. Publishing our books, sheet music, tools; and maybe even……
4. Crowd/Funding/Dragons Den….. the next stage of 4 years of work – day and night, weekends and even holidays by the Dynamic Dyslexic’s Difficulties Team – with Jackie – Dizzy Dyspraxia, Sam – Dynamite Difficulties, Geoff the Daring Designer, Maja the Mummy Mentor, Bella, , Lynn and Glenn.
That’s our passion. HELPING to create something we call Triple A Music Learning – For Every Age – Every Ability – Every Aptitude. Why is it needed – a new way of learning, playing and remembering music for everyone that’s INCLUSIVE + SIMPLER + FUN!? See our YouGov UK Music Learning Benchmark Survey – Be SHOCKED!
Music learning is just TOO DIFFICULT – FOR MOST EVERYBODY – with or without difficulties! So we had to do it DIFFERENTLY! Here we Emoji-Go! with the 5 Ways To GO! ME! See below with our bullet lists of what we are developing. From the CHAOS of ideation into a structure RE-IMAGING of THREE GLOBAL – UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED LANGUAGES put together into ONE – EMOJIS + COLOUR + MUSIC = Emoji-Go! ME! Music Education of the 21st Century!
GO! =Five -So here are The Five Ways Of Wellbeing WOW – see more with TedED on YouTube! And our very own Hi5! Ways of Learning in the 21st Century 1. Letters + 2. Colours + 3. Characters + 4. Rainbow Super-Staff Lines & Spaces + 5. Ruffy & Fluffy Velcro ‘Coins’. All of these are for EVERYBODY with Multi-SENsory learning and muscle memorisation AND (designed) for every Music Learning Difficulty and Disability.
WHY? Because the Traditional Music System -TNS – is 1,000 years old. So we have a MILLENIUM of content and teaching of Guido D’Arezzo’s Staff, Solfege and even his use of Solfa Hand Signs now re-imagined by Curwen and Kodaly. AND now we have technology and colour and design and Apps and LMS like Edmodo and….ta daaa… EMOJI’s (6 BILLION sent every day!) to make things F.A.S.T.! Fun – Accessible – Sensory – Teachable!
This is just the start not the end of 4 years of constant development, trial, testing, tears!…after a life of frustration, for me Kevin M Thomson aka The Dynamic Dyslexic and Sally M Thomson aka Dots Dyscalculia – as we both gave up trying to learn and play music at the age of 12 – as so many do. That’s the same story for 95% of the population – without a musical instrument in the house – and a HUGELY DECLINING number of School Music Education learning – when Music is the ONLY brain developing, wellbeing making and social learning language – in the world!
We hope to partner with you – soon!
Kevin & Sally Thomson
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