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Free Group Music Lessons Kirkcaldy Sat 26th October
October 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fife Music School Open Morning – Free Group Music Lessons
Join us for a morning of music-making at Windmill Community Campus! We have a selection of free group music lessons, which will give you a taster of what to expect from the regular weekly classes we will be rolling out in 2020. You can also just pop in and say hello – we will be on hand to answer any questions and there will be some Nuvo instruments to try out including Recorder+, DooDs and TooTs.
All the classes below are free to attend and no instruments are required. However, places are limited so please make sure you sign up via:
Free Group Music Lessons:
9.30-10am: Music class for children aged 4-5
A 30-minute music class for 4-5 year-olds. We encourage musical creativity through games, singing and movement.
10.15-10.45am: Workshop for children aged 6-8
A 30-minute music class for children aged 6-8 years. Encouraging musical creativity through games, singing and movement, including an introduction to musical notation.
11-11.45am: Music workshop for adults
A 45-minute music workshop for adults aimed at developing musical skills such as pitch, rhythm and beat. This session is open to anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of music whether they have some previous musical experience or none at all. Discover the well-being benefits of making music in a group using voice, movement and percussion instruments.
12-12.30: Recorder workshop for children aged 9-11 years
A 30-minute class introducing the basics of playing the recorder, as well as important musical skills such as rhythm and beat. Using the brand new Nuvo Recorder+, they will learn as a group using simple tunes and games.
About the Tutors:
Catherine is a saxophonist, composer and educator. She studied saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she gained a first class honours degree and Masters with distinction. She has performed with the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain, and the award-winning Quadrophonia Saxophone Quartet.
Catherine has a diverse range of experience as an educator. She has lectured on music education at The Guildhall School and Trinity Laban and taught the saxophone at City University and Junior Guildhall. She is the founder and Director of Mosaic Music Education Ltd; winners of the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise, The Amati Global Investors Award and Guildhall School Creative Entrepreneurship Award, where she creates music education resources for young instrumentalists and supports new teachers in their delivery. She was Education Director for the 2012 World Saxophone Congress, and is currently Director of Music at St. Aubyn’s School in London where she works with children aged 3-13.
Ellie first discovered her love of woodwind instruments after being given a recorder aged five, and began playing the saxophone a few years later. The clarinet and flute followed soon after, and she now enjoys a busy career playing and teaching based in Fife, Scotland.
Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ellie has worked in a wide range of settings. She performs regularly with Workers Union Ensemble and the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble. As a freelancer she performs in a variety of bands for concerts and functions. Her musical theatre work has seen her perform throughout the UK. Shows Ellie has played in include the UK tours of Sister Act, Top Hat and Funny Girl.
With a diverse musical background including jazz and improvisation as well as classical performance, Ellie is a versatile musician with a wide range of skills. Recent performances include the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto with Tayside Symphony Orchestra, ‘Chicago’ at the summer season of Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and the pantomime at the Glasgow King’s Theatre. She teaches at St Andrews University and Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools and runs Fife Music School and Fife Sax School.