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
running a block of summer holiday
classes using Zoom & pre-recorded videos during July and early
August for pupils from pre-school to P7.
instrumental teachers are offering short one-to-one online lessons to any
of their pupils who would like this, either occasionally or regularly.
staff have provided 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.
currently working on the assumption that classes during the Autumn Term
2020 will be held online rather than at St. Thomas of Aquin's High School.
families may be interested in these various musical activities which are
being offered on-line.
Benedetti Foundation's Mini Virtual Sessions for string players, which
take place during July and early August. https://www.benedettifoundation.org/mini-sessions
Malone's Home Chorus
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.
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!"
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!"
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!"
love to hear from other families.