For those about to rock, we salute you!
Thanks to all those who joined us last term. If you’d like to keep your place for Spring Term 2020, please leave your monthly standing order ticking over, or ensure that we receive your BACS subscriptions as soon as possible. Further information is on our How To Pay page.
If you’d like to join us for the first time in 2020, just click the Gold Harmonica at the side of this page and select the Free Taster option; we have places available in most of our schools, and we’ll get straight back to you with further details. Further subscription information can also be found father down this post.
Teaching plan Spring 2020
Our theme for the New year is Classical Music for the harmonica, plus the musical element Dynamics (loud and soft sounds, and how we transition between them). We’ll also be preparing seasonal pieces for Easter.
Come and celebrate..
We’ve got an absolute ton of fun planned throughout our anniversary year, with some great workshops and live performances. But none of these can happen without your involvement! Music’s not just for playing in your bedroom. Come and help us make musical memories and enjoy some truly top tooting opportunities. Click the Gold Harmonica for more information.
• Sun 9th Feb 2020 – Children’s workshop with Joe Filisko (USA) at Harpin’ By The Sea (10.30am-1.00pm)
• Sat 4th Jul 2020 – End of term blow out at Paddle Round the Pier, Hove
• Sat 15th Aug 2020 – National Harmonica Festival music competition, Gloucester
The termly subscription rate remains £71.50 for ten sessions. Payment can be made by BACS, or through the Webstore menu above (no need to log in). We can also take your payment over the phone, or issue a PayPal invoice. For monthly subscriptions, please transfer £18.75 immediately for January’s. If you already pay by monthly Standing Order, simply leave this ticking over. Further payment information, including our account details is available here.
Spring Teaching Plan
Each term we select a special musical theme and a musical element to study. This Autumn we’re working on Classical Music and investigating musical Dynamics. This involves the importance of light and shade in music, and developing the breath control necessary for accurate loudness delivery. It also demands the mastering of changes in levels of loudness – crescendo and diminuendo. Towards half term we’ll start preparing our Easter pieces in preparation for playbacks at School.
Dates for your diary
Please do note that, as a music service, we provide 10 sessions each full term. You can check our lesson dates in the My School menu above. It’s a good idea to mark these on your family calendar or in your diary; we don’t always start back during the first week of school, and we usually finish ahead of the last week of term. Don’t get caught out! In most of our School we will be taking a break from teaching in the second week of February, as this coincides with our annual harmonica festival. On Sunday 8th February we are running a dedicated children’s workshop at The Brunswick in Hove 10.30am-1.00pm (£5.00 per player), in the company of Joe Filisko from Chicago, USA. To register your interest, click the Gold Harmonica on our home page.
Returners should please check they have a harmonica, diary and A4 pocket folder. New kit can be ordered through our Webstore, or you can provide your own. Harmonauts in KS2 will need a 10 hole Suzuki Airwave harmonica, which can also be ordered through our Webstore.