Conducting workshop for teachers with Denise Ham

Group size: 4-6 (half day) or 4-12 (full day)

Experience required: Grade 6+ with experience or interest in leading school music groups

Duration: 1/2 to 1 day

Objectives: Develop conducting skills to engage and communicate with pupil ensembles and choirs at all levels.

Activity: Denise Ham has an international reputation for teaching conducting at all levels – from beginners to advanced students. The technique she teaches can enable the conductor to communicate effectively and confidently through gesture...

AdultsEd Scolding
Greenwich Early Years Music

Age: ranges from 6mo-5yr

Group size: 4-10

Duration: 45 mins

Objectives: Develop in imagination, physical co-ordination, communication, expression and social skills through music

Activity: A division of Greenwich Music School, Greenwich Early Years Music provides music classes for school, nursery or private booking. The captivating sessions are underpinned by real progression for a life-long impact, and use Kodály and Dalcroze methods with an emphasis on learning through play, to explore music through singing and speaking, story-telling, percussion and movement.

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Early YearsEd Scolding
Music for Film

Age: 7-11

Group size: 4 to 10

Experience required: Grade 1+

Duration: 1 day

Spaces & resources required: Two rooms, one projector & screen, classroom percussion, students' instruments

Objectives: explore the relationship between music, character, movement and story-telling

Activity: Improvise, compose and perform live music with a film (provided), using a variety of instruments and sound sources. Optional use of microphone and loop pedal to create soundscape as part of the soundtrack.

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PrimaryEd Scolding
Indian Music Workshop with Shama Rahman

Age: 13-18

Group size: 4 to 30

Experience required: Grade 3+

Duration: 2.5 hours to 1 day

Objectives: Learn about, play and improvise Indian classical music on students' and Indian instruments

Activity: Practical demonstrations with Indian instruments including sitar, improvisation and composition, study video and audio recordings, led by “impressively inventive” (theartsdesk) sitarist and singer-songwriter Shama Rahman.

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SecondaryEd Scolding
Composing Drama: an introduction to writing opera

Age: 13-18

Group size: 4 to 30

Experience required: Grade 3+

Duration: 2.5 hours to 1 day

Objectives: Learn about and create music for voice, expressing emotion and atmosphere

Activity: Working with a composer and a singer, students learn about word setting for stage, analysing opera and musicals then using this learning to create expressive music which communicates drama, emotion and mood. Students' work is workshopped then performed by the the singer in a plenary session.

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SecondaryEd Scolding
Pianists Together

Age: 7-11 or 11-16

Group size: 4 to 12

Experience required: Grade 1+

Duration: 1/2 to 1 day, or ongoing series

Objectives: Piano students play music in duets, trios and other group sizes, introducing or developing ensemble skills

Activity: Pianists are given a rare opportunity to work as an equal member of an ensemble, with repertoire specifically written for these ensembles. The workshop develops ensemble work, boosting confidence, technique, communication and repertoire ideas to kick-start further ensemble work. 

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Primary, SecondaryEd Scolding
Music for Film

Age: 13-18

Group size: 2 to 15

Experience required: Grade 3+

Duration: 1 to 2 days, or 5 x 1hr

Objectives: Learn about and compose music communicating drama and atmosphere for film

Activity: Compose music to transform film, intensifying action, describing characters, telling the story and creating atmosphere, mood and setting. Students study clips with music, learn tools and techniques and apply these to create their own soundtracks to provided clips.

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SecondaryEd Scolding
FUNdamental Singing with Eleanor Rastall

Group size: 4 to 20

Experience required: For groups of singers at a similar level (eg beginners or choir members)

Duration: 1 to 3 hours, 1 to 4 sessions

Objectives: Learn or improve basic singing technique and understanding, for team building, choir members and as extra training for those constantly using singing or speaking voice. 

Activity: Relaxed, practical vocal and physical activities to improve confidence and consistency, increase awareness of habitual tensions that can ‘get in the way’, understand how your whole body can and should be involved...

AdultsEd Scolding