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: Ukelele/Violin (introduction to string instruments), Recorder (wind instruments) Piano. (Instruments will be provided).
• Use of the Music Mind Games method to teach music notation (based on the principles of Solfeige and Kodaly).
• Percussion instruments to work on pulse/rhythm
• Dance to develop coordination and expression of music
(following the principles of Dalcroze)
• Colour coded chimes to work on auditory skills
• Singing to develop aural skills.

The programme spreads through 2 academic years, with MUSIC CORE I being the introduction of all principles, and MUSIC CORE II, assimilating and securing all concepts.

PROGRESSION: Once the children have been introduced to all instruments, they are ready to start group or individual lessons on their chosen instrument, and will continue to work on Music Theory and Aural in MUSIC LANGUAGE .


WHEN: Fridays from 2.15-3

WHERE: James Gillespies High School

HOW MUCH: £6 per session


Learning music is not about playing 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 meanings and feelings.

Music Language is designed for children already learning a musical instrument as an intermediate level of  Music Theory and Aural skills (auditory and singing). This class helps greatly support the development of their playing when learning an instrument. Children usually spend great part of their instrumental lessons in reading notation and rhythm, and other formal aspects of the music. With Music Language they will progress faster and better, giving them a solid all-rounded music education. They can also prepare for Theory exams and grades, should the wish to do so.

All levels of knowledge welcome as the materials and the pace will be adapted to the individual levels.

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

When: Friday at 3pm

Where: James Gillespies High School

How much: £6 per session

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