Free Music Classes Kirkcaldy 23rd November

Fife Music School Open Morning – Free Music Classes

Join us for a morning of music-making at Windmill Community Campus! We have a selection of free music classes, 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 Music Classes Schedule:

9.30-10am: Parent and Toddler Class

A 30-minute music class for parents and toddlers. Exploring music together through games, singing and movement.

10.15-10.45am: Parent and Baby Class

A 30-minute music class for parents and toddlers. Exploring music together through games, singing and movement.

11-11.30am: Recorder Class for 7-8 year-olds

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.

11.45-12.30: Adult Choir Session 

A 45-minute choir session for adults aimed at developing musical skills such as pitch, rhythm and beat. A gentle introduction to singing in a group – no previous experience required. Discover how making music in a group can enhance your well-being.

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About the Tutors:

Catherine Evison

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 Steemson

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.

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)

Boy singing into microphone
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.