Events this term
First of all, may I thank you all for such a good turn out at the concert at Willesborough Church just before the Easter Holidays. With 19 performers and their families, we provided the perfect audience for the children to perform to in a fairly informal setting round the piano.
It was, as always, an inspiration to the children to hear one another’s performances on piano and recorder to make a lovely variety, and from very young beginners to the teenagers. The mixture works well. Our next big concert will be later this term…
ALSO : CONGRATULATIONS to Anna, who has been awarded a place at Trinity Music College Junior Dept. from September. All her diligent and hard work (and that of her parents) has paid off admirably. She auditioned playing the Beethoven Sonata and The Limpid Stream from Book 4 . but she has also completed the book and prepared her 3 Graduation Level 4 pieces, moved into Book 5 plus all her Grade 5 work since January. Much dedication.
NEW!! CONGRATULATIONS also to Diwen who won 1st. place at Sevenoaks Music Festival last weekend playing Allegro & Musette from Book 1.
Saturday June 8th. RECORDER WORKSHOP
For all levels, from 4-14yrs. and beginners -Book 5
This year I have invited Nancy, our Suzuki Teacher Trainer and her trainees to work with the children… plus Elspeth (my daughter)& Alyson (preparing for Level 5 this summer) and Jane preparing for Level 1 this summer. I will also be teaching.
The day will be from 10. -4pm. The children will divide into small masterclasses for lessons with one of the teachers to each group. I will give a Music Mind Games lesson and fun team games, plus an ensemble class for everyone and, to finish, a short concert.
Cost £10 per pupil. Please bring a picnic.
Sunday June 23rd. PICNIC & Music 11am. – (stay as long as you like!)
Music Mind Games and team games and recital. Alex to play part of his Book 1 piano recital (he also played it at school assembly).
Cost £5 per pupil. Please bring a picnic.
Sunday July 21st. 3pm. CONCERT at Biddenden Church. with adult recorder ensemble.
Soloists concert for piano and recorder pupils.
Cost £5 per pupil (to hire the church)