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

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

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

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. 

Free Group Music Lessons Kirkcaldy Sat 26th October

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.

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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

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!