During the Summer Term 2020 and the summer holiday period, EYM ran a variety of trial classes using a mixture of pre-recorded videos and live online classes. Instrumental pupils were offered one-to-one online lessons.
“Thanks so much for organising the online junior choir session. The boys both really enjoyed it & came away with big grins on their faces”
During the 2020/21 session we are continuing to offer classes delivered in these ways, until we are able to return to St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School.
- Musical Play, Musical Workshop, Musical Foundations & Musicianship classes are being delivered via 30 minute online Zoom classes & short pre-recorded videos, the two methods alternating week by week.
- All instrumental pupils are being offered short one-to-one online lessons at various times throughout the week.
- We are organising projects for choir, string orchestras & chamber music groups, each project involving a block of Saturdays using Zoom, pre-recorded videos and/or video montage.
The above video contains short extracts from a couple of our recent pre-recorded video classes.
“James has really enjoyed his one-to-one recorder online, a little apprehensive at first, he soon settled”
We hope also that children and parents/guardians will find ways of enjoying music within their families. Group music-making is a wonderful thing, particularly in difficult times. This is a time to focus on what music is really meant for – to make us feel better.
Some families may be interested in various online musical activities being organised by The Benedetti Foundation. These sessions are designed to complement individual lessons, but not to replace individual lessons. www.benedettifoundation.org/mini-sessions