Ritmico Music is a music school based in the Centre of Edinburgh and it was founded with the aim to provide a fresh approach to learning music through fun, innovative and interactive lessons for all schoolchildren with or without any previous music education.
We have been providing quality music education since 2011, growing and improving our teaching greatly every year. Our programmes are designed by professional music educators, using the latest music teaching techniques from around the globe in a unique combination that proves very effective in providing quality music education to kids that are motivated and enthused.
We firmly believe that the start in any child's music education is extremely important in setting a lifelong enjoyment for music and music making. That is why we carefully design all our programmes full of fun activities that are amusing for the children, but at the same time have clear targets in developing their music skills (rhythm sense, aural skills, music notation, performance skills, dexterity, etc)
Some of the main philosophies, materials and techniques used are Kodaly, Music Mind Games and Dalcroze Eurythmics.
All our tutors are qualified, PVG scheme members and trained by Ritmico Music in delivering quality education to the children. We all work together as a family and are very approachable and in close contact with parents discussing the best learning approach for each child.
We strive in developing our own materials including handouts, booklets, activity packs, backing tracks and more, that are reviewed and improved every year.
- Music Classes for pre-school children up to 12 years old.
- Group and Individual Instrumental lessons
- Regular music and instrumental workshops
- Regular student concerts and recitals
We are aware of the current cuts in music education at the moment; however we firmly believe that music education is a core skill in any child’s early education. Music provides numerous positive functions; from the enhancement of school ethos to raising confidence and social skills. We aim to provide every child with the opportunity to learn these important skills and experience the joy of music-making so that they can make an informed decision should they wish to pursue music further.
Rocio Banyuls (BMus, ABRSMDip, AdvDip Jazz, PGCert) is a music educator and Saxophone tutor. She completed her honours music degree in Scotland and attended courses around Europe with the top music performers. She has devoted her life to performance and improving the music education in Scotland.
In education, she has taught music in the community with a diverse range of groups, from groups with Learning Difficulties and very young learners to advanced music students. She is currently a Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh College and is an official teacher of Music Mind Games (an innovative method to teach music theory and aural skills). She tutors saxophone and coaches several saxophone and wind ensembles.
In performance, she has been actively performing chamber music concerts with since 2007 and she has also performed with several renowned ensembles and orchestras, being the leader of Banyuls Saxophone Quartet. She recently gave the premiere of a new piece on the XVI World Saxophone Congress.
Email Rocio at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All our tutors at Ritmico are qualified professional musicians, active performers and trained and devoted to music education. When looking for music tutors, we are not only looking for their qualifications, but most importantly we are looking at qualities like: good rapport with children, creativity and enthusiasm.
We are lucky to count with a team of tutors who are very enthusiastic, energetic, committed and full of fresh approaches and creativity.
All our tutors are trained, and monitored for quality of work. They are all members of the PVG scheme and follow a programme that has been carefully crafted and selected alongside them.
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