The School of Music by Rachel Bowen and Meurig Bowen Illustrator: Daniel Frost
The Children’s book The School of Music by Rachel Bowen and Meurig Bowen Illustrator: Daniel Frost will typically be a good fit for kids who have a reading comprehension level of 10 years of age.
Based on typical maturity levels and interests of kids at a similar age, most children aged 10 will find that the book is a good fit for their interests, and won’t be too childish, or too mature for them (this is just a general recommendation.
We’ve included a short synopsis below:
Welcome to the School of Music. In charge is Maestro Sergio Trunk. Over three terms, you’ll discover the wide, wonderful world of music, whether you’re listening, reading, writing or playing.
There’s a tour of musical genres and eras, from classical to jazz, medieval to modern, as well as introductions to the various instrument families – those played with a bow and those with keys. Once you’ve covered reading and writing music, and getting the timing right, you reach the best bit: having fun making a wonderful sound!
Accompanying a chatty text, clean, sharp ice-cream coloured graphics make complex concepts incredibly clear, with musical samples to download and activities to stimulate responses and deepen understanding. Wise, inspiring and innovative, this introduction is underpinned by great depth and breadth of expertise.