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RITMICO Christmas Concert - Friday 14th December

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Sunday, December 9, 2018,


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THE NEW COURSE HAS STARTED

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 21, 2018,
The new course has started and things are bubbling at Ritmico with all the preparations for new exciting programmes, activities, methods and materials.

We're starting an array of new courses at our idealistic new venue, the magic St Andrew's room at Marchmont St Giles Church. Our programme this year includes a novelty Scottish Harp Club, and much more!

We look forward to see all the children going back to their lessons and classes and we very much look forward to welcome all the new additions t...
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JAMES GILLESPIES PRIMARY SCHOOL MUSIC CLUBS WILL CONTINUE NEXT TERM

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
As you might know, JGPS decided to stop all music clubs from happening inside school premises due to lack of space.
We,ve been working hard to keep the clubs running and keep building on the job we,ve been doing for the last 10 years.
I can now confirm that the clubs will keep running in an outside venue in a similar way as currently. 
We will confirm details about arrangements soon,but please, be reassured that the children will have a place to keep developing their music interests and skills.
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GRANGE FAIR PERFORMANCES

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
Last Saturday we had the pleasure of having some of our young pupils performing at the Grange Fair.
We had a lovely sunny day (can't say that often...), and the children performed some beautiful music for the crowd gathered there.
We had three recorder groups, one of them with children as young as 5, performing their very first public performance with great confidence!

We also heard a lovely recorder duet, and we also had a very confident solo recorder by a young girl who is preparing to do her ...
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WE HAVE TWO WINNERS AT THE EDINBURGH COMPETITION FESTIVAL Ere

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
The annual Edinburgh Competition Festival (http://www.ecfest.org.uk) is currently underway, filling the city with lovely young music.
We are very proud and happy to announce that we have already two winners among our students; Nikas won class 106 on saxophone, and Sabrina won class 311 on piano.
Our most sincere congratulations to the children, who have given their best and succeeded in a very stressful performance situation. Also, to the parents who continue to support and give importance to t...
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James Gillespies Primary to STOP all Music Clubs

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, February 20, 2018,
We are very sorry to tell you that James Gillespies primary School has decided to stop all music clubs using school premises from August 2018, due to space restrictions.

The news have come as a great shock to us, especially considering that we have been working in the school for 10 years and have grown a great music community and impacted greatly the life of so many children there, through our many music clubs (Music play Room, Recorder, Ukelele, Guitar, Piano and Voice). 

The school have given...
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Merry Christmas from the Ritmico Team

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Sunday, December 10, 2017,
Today we had a fantastic Christmas Concert with a big array of talent.

Many thanks to all that participated, specially to all children and tutors.

Merry Christmas!



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GUITARRA ESPAÑOLA

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, September 16, 2017,

Spanish Guitar group classes, for Spanish speaking children.

Clases de Guitarra Española para niños a partir de 7 años.
Clases grupales con profesora nativa cualificada y con experiencia.

Los niños aprenderán técnicas básicas de guitarra española, asi como adquirir conocimiento de música, compositores y artistas españoles.

Los niños necesitaran su propia guitarra, pero se permite asistir hasta tres sesiones sin guitarra para probar antes de comprometerse.

Organizado por la Asociación E...
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MUSIC LANGUAGE (Theory and Aural)

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Monday, August 21, 2017,
This term we are going to start Music Language lessons.

Is your child learning an instrument but spends half the lesson trying to read the notes and understand the signs?

Music theory is essential when learning music, which is after all a language. Learning to read, write and interpret it correctly will help students progress much faster and better in their instruments.

We also help them prepare for exams and grades.

Suitable for any child between 8-16, at any level.
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BOOK NOW FOR THE NEW COURSE!!

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, August 1, 2017,
This year we are very happy to introduce yet another new course, MUSIC CORE II, following from MUSIC CORE I, and are improving our programme to provide the children of the right tools to create a good foundation on the future  learning of instruments, singing, and aural skills. FInd out more here.

We are also preparing new exciting activities for our after school music clubs, to awaken in the children their music appreciation and help them find their own suited instrument.

Our tutors are workin...
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MUSIC CORE

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, January 10, 2017,

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 instru...


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Christmas Concerts

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, December 17, 2016,

The last couple of weeks have been very intense for all the children at Ritmico getting ready for show and performances for family and friends. 
We've seen beautifully performed pieces, premieres of pieces composed by our students! and lots of enthusiasm. 

Performing can be stressing, but it is an important process of building up confidence and self esteem.

From all the team, WELL DONE to all the children!!!

And Merry Christmas!
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RITMICO FAMILY CONCERT

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, December 10, 2016,
Come and join morrow 6t7 for our very first Ritmico Family Concert. An opportunity for our young music students to share the music they are learning with family and friends.
We will have piano, recorder, saxophone and more, and the tutors will be performing for the children as well so that they can inspire them.

The concert will be the 11th of December at 3pm at Craigmillar Park Church.

Free entry and drinks after.

DON'T MISS IT!!


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New MUSIC CORE

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, October 22, 2016,
NEW MUSIC CORE 

Music Classes for children aged 5-7 starting soon in the Brunstfield area.


The Programme will be a solid one year programme developed to give to the children a solid music foundation should they wish to pursue an instrument on the future. Therefore, the programme will incude:

-       - 3 instruments taught during the year: Term 1: Recorder (introduction to wind instruments), Term 2: Ukelele and violin (string instruments) and Term 3: piano. (Instruments will be...


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Spring Concerts

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Thursday, March 24, 2016,
Well done to all the children who have been doing performances across the different clubs in many instruments like guitar, piano, percussion, recorder and more!!
We've seen many talented children and lovely music being performed.

WELL DONE TO ALL!

And we look forward to much more next term!


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CLASES DE MUSICA EN ESPAÑOL

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Wednesday, October 21, 2015,

El Aula Musical

EL AULA MUSICAL

El Aula Musical es un espacio donde los niños tendrán contacto con una gran variedad de instrumentos de primera mano y desarrollarán habilidades musicales básicas a través de juegos.

Cada sesión contiene actividades diferentes incluyendo:

- Canto, desarrollando habilidades auditivas y confianza.
 Notación musical, escritura musical básica aprendida a través de juegos divertidos y relajados.
- Círculos rítmicos, desarrollando coordi...


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SUMMER CONCERTS

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Sunday, May 24, 2015,
This week all the clubs come to an end for the summer holidays and we are celebrating it with a special concert for all family and friends. Even though this term has been very short, the children have been preparing new tunes and activities to showcase what they have been learning during the year. 

At Ritmico we are extremely happy to be showcasing across Edinburgh wonderful recorder playing, very young pianists, complicated rhythms with percussion and much more.

Well done to all the children a...
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Recorder Club Spring SHOW

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Friday, April 3, 2015,
Well done to all our recorder players for a fantastic showcase yesterday!!

We heard some very impressive pieces being bravely played at a good standard, and some real performers showing their talent in front os an audience.

Well done for all your effort!!



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New Music Classes for Spanish-Speaking Children

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Thursday, April 2, 2015,
After the Easter holidays we will be starting a new music class in collaboration with Asociación ALBA, for Spanish children, or spanish-speaking children.

The classes will be an introduction into Music making and musical instruments. Where the children will be able to learn basic music skills (aural, singing, rhythm, etc), basic music notation and try different instruments like the guitar, piano, percussion, violin...

Trying different instruments will give the children an informed choice shoul...
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Easter Concerts

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Sunday, March 8, 2015,
As we are approaching Easter, all the children in the different music clubs and lessons are busy preparing a special concert to end this term.
From here, we wish all of them all the best of luck and we hope they enjoy performing their music and shows after so much effort that they've put into it!

Happy Easter!



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Getting to know about all the musical instruments

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Tuesday, November 18, 2014,
At Ritmico, one of our favourite clubs is the Music Play Room.
In it, the children get to try first hand a great variety of instruments and learn about them.

This term, in the several Play Rooms running, we've had instruments like the saxophone, trumpet, piano, violin, flute, recorder and percussion.
And there's more coming!!

The children can then try them and make an informed decision when they chose an instrument to play later on.

We've recently started a Music Play Room in collaboration with th...
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NEW TUTORS

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Thursday, August 28, 2014,
A very big welcome to our new recruit of music tutors who are starting this term.

Without all of you, our enthusiasm, hard work, commitment to music and education and great relationship with the children none of this would be possible.

WELCOME TO RITMICO!!
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NEW COURSE - NEW CLUBS

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Thursday, August 28, 2014,
A new course has started and all our music clubs are getting the last touches in preparation for a new season!

We  are very excited ti be offering a new singing club that will be starting this term.
We'll keep posting about what is the response that we get among pupils and parents.

We want to thank parents and pupils for all their feedback from last year which we treasure greatly as it help us improve our programmes and our way of delivering the club, and also to be able to respond to your needs...
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Music Club with parents

Posted by Calum Johnstone on Saturday, December 22, 2012,
What a delight having on the last day of term parents and family joining the children in playing all the Music Mind Games that we've been working on all term!

Parents were a bit surprised when they had to put a real effort into being able to play some of the games that the children were so proficient at, and in seeing how the children knew really well about many music theory concepts that they did not know!

It was a real pleasure seeing the parents having fun with the children and the children ...
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Advanced Recorder Club - Christmas Concert

Posted by Rocio Banyuls on Saturday, December 22, 2012,
At James Gillespie's Primary School Advanced Recorder Club we were delighted of the preparation that the children put into the Christmas Concert, preparing solo pieces, duets and a big ensemble "12 days of Christmas", with made up words and actions!!

Well done everybody!!


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