Music Core is a place aimed at children getting a solid music foundation, including developing pulse ad rhythm, sight-singing, and reading music notation. It will also introduce the children to three basic instruments that give a taste to the different families (violin, ukulele, recorder and piano).

The programme will include:

•    3 instruments taught during the year: Autumn term: Ukelele and Violin (introduction to string instruments), Winter term: Recorder (wind instruments) and Spring term: piano. (Instruments will be provided).

•    Use of the Music Mind Games method to teach music notation (making also use of Solfeige and Kodaly).

•    Percussion instruments to work on pulse/rhythm

•    Colour coded chimes to work on auditory skillS

•    Singing to develop aural skills.

We firmly believe that by introducing the children to different instruments and music skills early, it will create more opportunity for them to develop an interest in music, and they will be able to make an informed choice should they want to pursue an instrument in the future, increasing the chances of success and motivated learning. Most importantly, it will give them a life-long appreciation of music.

WHEN: Fridays from 2.15-3
WHERE: James Gillespies High School

HOW MUCH: £5 per session


Learning music is not about learning an instrument in isolation. Music is a language, and as such, we must learn to speak, read and write it and use it correctly to express exactly meanings and feelings.

Music Language is a new class designed for those children already learning an instrument, where they will get Music Theory lessons together with developing essential music skills (singing, aural and rhythm).

The Music Theory lessons will be adapted to the level of the student, so either if you've just started to play an instrument or if you've been playing for a few years, the lessons will be individualized so that children can progress at their pace. This lesson can be used to prepare for a grade (ABRSM, Trinity, or LSM) or simply to support their instrumental lessons and formation as a musician.

For WHO: Children in Primary or Secondary school learning an instrument.

When: Friday at 3pm

Where: James Gillespies High School

How much: £5 per session

For more information or to book a place contact us