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Group music-making is a wonderful thing, particularly in difficult times. We are so sorry that we are of course unable to provide our regular classes in person during the current pandemic.  Whatever stage your children are at, we hope parents will find a way of helping them to continue to enjoy making music within the family.  This is a time to focus on what music is really for - to make us feel better.

All EYM instrumental teachers are offering short one-to-one on-line lessons to any of their pupils who would like this, either occasionally or regularly.  Parents of instrumental pupils have been contacted directly.  Other staff are providing occasional videos of musical games for our younger pupils to play with parents.  All families are being kept informed of various musical activities which are being offered on-line, both by us and by other organisations.

Some families may be interested in these various musical activities which are being offered on-line.

Doorstep Samba - make your own percussion instruments, learn some rhythms & play along to "Is This the Way to Amarillo" -  https://wemakemusicdoorstepsamba.weebly.com

Virtual Benedetti Sessions  (www.benedettifoundation.org/ virtualsessions

Gareth Malone's Home Chorus 

www.classicfm.com/ artists/gareth-malone/ choirmaster-gareth-malone- home-chorus-coronavirus/

The RSNO weekly Challenge  #RSNOchallenge on Facebook & Twitter

NYCoS Daily Activities www.nycos.co.uk/daily-activities

BBC Ten Pieces www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/intro-films-and-orchestral-films/zv2gqp3

A few families have emailed to let us know what they've been doing.  

Jennifer says "Thanks for the crossword.  Bertie did it almost by himself (he needed a bit of help with spelling) and it's the first time he has been able to do something like that so he was very pleased.  Florence and I played Ode to Joy at our doorstep yesterday, and two neighbours heard us and clapped!" 

Louise says "While I have always known that music is fantastic, I have to say at the moment it's an absolute Godsend!  The house is full of music, the boys are far from bored, Matthew is writing a symphony (!), Callum is recording jazz (!!) and I'm getting a free concert every evening.  Brilliant!"

Jenny says "We are doing all sorts of music at home - violin duets, recorder duets, violin & recorder duets, vocal & instrumental stuff with Lance on piano, recording Lance's new compositions for church, etc, and I'm doing more piano practice than I have done in years!"

We'd love to hear from other families.