During the 2020/21 session, EYM classes were delivered using a mixture of pre-recorded videos and live online Zoom classes. In September 2021 we returned to in-person classes in our new temporary home at George Watson’s College Junior School.
- Musical Play, Musical Workshop, Musical Foundations & Musicianship classes were delivered via 30 minute online Zoom classes & short pre-recorded videos, the two methods alternating week by week.
- All instrumental pupils were offered short one-to-one online lessons at various times throughout the week.
- We organised 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 pre-recorded video classes.
“Lockdown has been made all the more bearable by Helen’s joyous Zoom classes!”
“James has really enjoyed his one-to-one recorder online, a little apprehensive at first, he soon settled”
“The online classes have been great, the girls really enjoy them! Helps us get through another lockdown weekend!”
Many children and parents/guardians found ways of enjoying music within their families. Group music-making is a wonderful thing, particularly in difficult times. This was a time to focus on what music is really meant for – to make us feel better.