Musical Foundations

“Thank you for giving them a fantastic foundation for their musical life & an enjoyment of music that will stay with them all their lives”

Musical Foundations classes consolidate and build on skills learned in Musical Workshop classes, and develop children’s general understanding of music, both aural and theoretical, including reading and writing music, musical memory, aural perception and inner hearing, and include both practical and written activities. There is a first year class and a second year class, with up to 15 children in each class. They are suitable for children already learning an instrument or singing in a choir, at EYM or elsewhere, as well as those who may want to do so in the future.  The cost is £7.25 per week during the 2021/22 session, reduced to £4.60 per week for those also attending an EYM instrumental class or choir.

These classes are suitable for children in P3 and P4 who have completed EYM’s Musical Workshop year, and are taught by Helen Robbie & Laura Cross.  There may be places available for children who have covered similar ground elsewhere.


There is also a beginners’ Musical Foundations class for children in P3 who have not attended the P2 Musical Workshop class.  This one-year course will cover the same ground as the Musical Workshop class and will prepare children for joining Edinburgh Young Musicians beginner classes in recorder, violin, viola, cello or choir.  There are currently places available for new members.

This class taught by Alex Goskirk.