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:

www.fifemusicschool.com/open-mornings/

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.

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. 

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

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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.

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.