Year 3 musicians take part in exciting new workshops

Last week, those pupils in Year 3 who learn an instrument as part of a new instrumental scheme which started in September enjoyed taking part in their first workshop.

On Tuesday 31 January, the ‘Aurora Duo’ comprising Ms Fiona Mitchell and Ms Emily Callaghan visited St George's Junior School to run a session for the children who are learning the flute and clarinet. Pupils learned how to play and listen to each other in two new pieces of music; an arrangement of ‘Twinkle, twinkle’ and ‘Let it go’. All the pupils enjoyed making music together and giving their first ever performance to parents who were able to attend.

Following on from the woodwind workshop, on Friday 3 February all of the violinists and cellists from Year 3 met in the Hall for a string workshop run by Mr Thomas Gregory. Mr Gregory is the composer of the tuition book ‘Vamoosh’ which the children have been using as part of their scheme. Pupils played some of the music they had already learnt as well as new tunes, with Mr Gregory accompanying on the piano. The workshop ended in a concert to parents culminating in a string performance of the ‘Can, can’ and the ‘Hokey cokey’, both with vibrant actions and big smiles on the childrens' faces!

Thank you to all the visiting music teachers who helped make both workshops a success and the parents who were able to come along to the concerts. The children are thoroughly enjoying learning to play a musical instrument and are already looking forward to their next performance in the Summer Term. 

9 February 2017

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