We Get Knocked Down, But We Get Up Again

When I signed up for this writing gig, almost eight years ago (and by signed up, I refer to a conversation with myself saying, ‘I WILL be a writer!’), I was determined to be in it for the long haul. I’d spent my life dabbling in creative pursuits; music, performance, writing, but this time, this READ MORE

Let Us Entertain You!

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day13 Let us entertain you! Put on the soft background music while you enjoy a teaser of The Trouble in Tune Town, and a special photo gallery of the book in the wild! ⭐️ SING IT LOUD!  It’s G I V E A W A Y  T I M E! WIN a READ MORE

Lyrebird – The Silent Teacher by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day12 Author Article by Maura Pierlot Lyrebird – The Silent Teacher So what’s so special about the lyrebird, anyway? Besides it’s physical presence, this band member has more secret talents than we may have realised, and particularly in this story. Maura explains…  Readers are always asking me about the lyrebird that appears READ MORE

Musical Games – Lessons for Kids

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day11 Musical Games How much fun can you have with music and sound? The idea of learning is to practise your skills, widen your knowledge, and most importantly, to have fun! Here are a few lessons that young children might like to sink their musical ears into!  1. Name That Sound Listen READ MORE

Music and its Transformative Abilities by Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day10 Author Article by Maura Pierlot Music Credit: Aidan Pierlot Music and its Transformative Abilities Maura’s passion for music and instruments is obviously evident in The Trouble in Tune Town. Here she describes her musical background, and what she believes to be the importance of musical experiences for young children. Thanks Maura! READ MORE

The Trouble in Tune Town Facebook Party Event

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day9 🎟 🎫 🎼 FREE MUSIC EVENT! 🎼 🎫 🎟 Join us on Facebook for the BIGGEST MUSIC CONCERT EVENT of the year! Come along for an evening filled with harmonious happiness and melodic mayhem with fun activities, videos, and PRIZES! Maura will also be there as a special guest star! ⭐️ READ MORE

Make a Noise! Lyrebird Craft Activity

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day8 Make a Noise! Cute Musical Lyrebird Craft What do you know about lyrebirds? What is their special talent? Did you know they can mimic noises like car alarms and chainsaws?! What kinds of sounds can you make with your voice? What kinds of sounds can you make with objects found around READ MORE

Educational Activities: The Trouble in Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day7 Maura Pierlot has a band-full of educational activities and teaching notes for The Trouble in Tune Town! From literacy to social studies, art/craft and science, and of course music, your home studies or classroom curriculum will never be dull or downbeat! Click on the images to download your FREE activities!   READ MORE

Character Q and A: Meg from Tune Town

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booksontour #day6 Meg from Tune Town joins us in person with her top tips on relieving frustrations and keeping a calm composure when learning and practising new skills. Such a joy to have you here, Meg! 👧🏼 🎷🎻 Dear Meg, I understand sometimes when you practice playing instruments the notes come out flat READ MORE

No Trouble Here! Talking with Maura Pierlot

#thetroubleintunetown #blogblast #booskontour #day4 We’re excited to be talking with Maura Pierlot about her journey into writing and partner publishing, and all the aspects that make The Trouble in Tune Town so special. Thanks, Maura! What led you to become a writer? In my head, I always was a writer – I can’t remember ever READ MORE