If creative music-making is not your thing, but you want it to be, then what you need is a thrilling, hands-on creative music-making workshop from me!
I’ve been running thrilling composing workshops for youngsters, teachers and family groups for the last 20 years, and have a cheery style, encouraging practical participation and creative ideas from the group. I will link in to your particular themes and requests, and adapt the content of the workshop to suit your musical needs and wishes and levels of confidence.
Contact me and let’s discuss your musical workshop requirements!
- Musical Weather Myths at the 2013 Grassington Festival : a series of workshops for schools in which KS2 children created from scratch, stories, soundscapes and songs about Yorkshire weather, culminating in a day of further workshops, rehearsal and performance at the festival.
- Musical Sculptures Family Workshops at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield: drop-in workshops for families in which art works are explored, then music composed and performed in response to the art works.
- Composing INSET for primary class teachers: teachers from primary schools requested a set of workshops designed to encourage composing in their classrooms, linking creative music-making to topics and schemes of work in other curriculum areas. Lots of ideas and resources were shared and everyone had a go at some practical activities.
- The Sad Banana – a morning of numeracy/literacy/ music workshops for Year 1 children and their teachers in which a selection of objects were measured, weighed and categorised, before the objects were amalgamated into a story invented by the children, into which freshly-composed musical and dancing interludes were inserted. The resulting musical story was then rehearsed and performed.