Fife Music School – Free Music Classes

Saturday 23rd November

Fife Music School are delighted to announce our second open morning taking place at Windmill Community Campus on Saturday 23rd November. Join us for a taster of the classes taking place from 2020 for kids and adults.

Fife Music School: Early Years Class

Sat 23rd November
Toddlers 9.30-10am | Babies 10.15-10.45am
FREE TO ATTEND

Join the team at Fife Music School for a fun music-making session for early years.

Introduce your child to music through play with exciting games and songs. If your child is walking then the toddler class is for them. If they are not yet up and on their feet then bring them to the baby class. This taster class is free to attend, but sign up soon to avoid disappointment as places are filling up fast!

Fife Music School: Beginner Recorder Class (P4&5)

Sat 23rd November | 11-11.30am
FREE TO ATTEND

Join the us for our beginner recorder class for children in Primary 4 & 5. This class features fun tunes, songs and games to get your child fired up about learning an instrument!

The recorder is a great first instrument – inexpensive and easy to make a sound with, they provide a great way to learn to read music and a good basis for moving onto another woodwind instrument such as flute, clarinet or sax.

There’s need to bring a recorder as we will be providing Nuvo Recorder+ instruments for the session. Their clever design makes them easier to play than a regular recorder, and they look great too!

Fife Music School: Fun Singing Session for Adults

Sat 23rd November | 11.45am-12.40pm
FREE TO ATTEND

Join us for a good old sing and discover the well-being benefits of making music in a group!

This class is open to absolutely everyone, whether you think you can sing or not! Expect a fun and light-hearted introduction to singing as part of a group led by two experienced professional musicians and teachers. 

Recorder class for 9-11 year-olds

Fife Music School is offering a free taster recorder class for 9-11 year-olds at our open morning on Saturday 26th October. If your child is aged between 9 and 11 why not come and join us for a fun introduction to the recorder? Instruments are provided, all you need to do is sign-up using the button below!

We will be rolling out group instrumental lessons on woodwind and brass instruments in Kirkcaldy throughout 2020 alongside our range of general music classes. We will be using Nuvo Instruments for our group classes, which provide a fun, accessible and affordable way to learn a wind instrument.

The brand new Recorder+ will be the first of these, followed by the DooD (a great starter for reed instruments such as clarinet or saxophone) and the TooT (brilliant for developing the skills needed to move onto a flute). Guided by our expert tutors, children taking part in our recorder classes will learn the basics of playing though fun tunes and games. We will explore musical creativity through tunes and games, helping them to develop their sense of pitch, rhythm and beat.

You may also be interested in the other classes happening the same morning:

  • Music-making for 4-5 year-olds
  • Music-making for 6-8 year-olds
  • Adult music class

And on Saturday 23rd November:

  • Parent and toddler music class
  • Parent and baby music class
  • Adult choir
  • Recorder class for 7-8 year-olds

Music Classes for Young Children (Ages 4-8)

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Music classes for young children

Fife Music School are excited to be rolling out a whole range of music classes for young children in 2020. These classes are aimed at building confidence in music ahead of taking up an instrument, and will involve a whole variety of games and activities including voice, movement and percussion instruments.

We believe that a great foundation in music is a huge advantage when it comes to taking up an instrument later on, as well as being great for developing a whole range of social, physical and cognitive skills. Led by expert tutors Ellie Steemson and Catherine Evison, the focus is on enjoyment and creating confidence.

We will be offering two completely free taster music classes for young children and their parents on Saturday 26th October in Kirkcaldy. There will be two groups, one for children aged 4-5 and the other for ages 6-8. Together we will explore musical ideas such as rhythm and beat whilst having fun and making music as a group.

The classes will take place at Windmill Community Campus, Kirkcaldy at 9.30 (4-5 year-olds) and 10.15 (6-8 year-olds). If you would like to attend all you need to do is sign up using the button below. We hope to see you there!

If you have older children, you may also be interested in our recorder class for 9-11 year-olds taking place on the same day at 12pm. An introduction to recorder playing using the brand new Nuvo Recorder+. More details here.

Music Classes for Adults

Free Music Classes for Adults - open day flyer

Fife Music School will be offering a variety of music classes for adults with different levels of musical experience. The classes for beginners will involve making music in a small group, and you do not need to have an instrument. We will be using percussion instruments, movement and voices to learn about musical performance, including how to read basic music notation.

Perhaps you are already learning an instrument? Our classes are broad-based, and all adult-learners can add value to their instrumental studies by taking part. We plan to offer theory and music appreciation classes, as well as general musicianship classes including percussion and vocal work.

We will start to run a range of music classes for adults from 2020, but to introduce ourselves and what we do, we are offering two completely free taster sessions on Saturday 26th October at 11am and 23rd November at 11.45am. The sessions will be led by experienced musicians and educators Ellie Steemson and Catherine Evison.

The class on Saturday 26th October will feature African drumming and vocal work, including an introduction to musical notation, and is open to adults aged 18+. We will work on elements of music such as listening skills, beat and rhythm. We all have an innate sense of music, and here you will have the chance to tap into this! The well-being benefits of making music (especially as part of a group) are well-documented. Why not come along and give it a go?!

On November 23rd we will be offering an adult choir session, which will allow you to feel the benefits of singing in a group alongside developing your musical understanding and knowledge.

We’d love to see you at either session (or both!). To find out more and sign up to a class, please click the button below.

Nuvo Instruments

We were excited to receive our first batch of Nuvo instruments last week. These stylish and fun instruments feature lots of ingenious adaptations to make playing easier for beginners!

In our open morning workshop: Recorder for ages 9-11 we will be using the brand new Recorder+

We will also be using DooD‘s and TooT‘s which are ideal starter instruments for clarinet/sax and recorder in classes for various age groups later in the year. Watch this space!

Open Mornings Saturday October 26th and November 23rd

We are thrilled to announce our open mornings at Windmill Community Campus. You are most welcome to meet us and find out more about our plans for forthcoming classes, workshops and events.

There will be free classes and cake! Please take a look at the sessions we are offering below. Places for classes are limited, so please sign up using the buttons below.

Can’t attend on either day? Just sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our future events!

October 26th 2019

9:00am – 1:00pm

Join us for a morning of music and cake at Windmill Community Campus!

All the classes below are free to attend and no instruments are required. You do however need to sign up as places are limited. Please click the button below the class to sign-up

9.30-10am: Music-making for children aged 4-5 

Leader: Catherine Evison

A fun 30 minute workshop for 4-5 year-olds aimed at developing musical ability through a variety of activities including singing, movement and simple percussion instruments.

10.15-10.45am: Music-making for children aged 6-8 

Leader: Catherine Evison

A fun 30-minute workshop for children aged 6-8 years developing musical ability through a variety of activities including singing, movement and simple percussion instruments, including an introduction to musical notation.

11-11.45am: Music workshop for adults 

Leader: Ellie Steemson

A fun, accessible 45-minute workshop for adults aimed at developing important musical skills such as pitch rhythm and beat through a variety of activities. Influenced by the Kodaly approach to understanding pitch and rhythm, this session is appropriate for anyone wishing to improve their musical abilities whether they have some previous musical experience or none at all.

12-12.30: Recorder workshop for children aged 9-11 years

Leader: Ellie Steemson

This workshop will introduce children aged 9-11 to 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 simple tunes to play together as a group. More classes including flute, sax and clarinet will be following in 2020, so keep your eye on our website for more information.