The Fleurys Music School is running Central Coast Strings for cellos and violins for children age 8-11 whoa re around preliminary grade – grade 2 level during the 2019 Jan Summer holiday in Copacabana:
Wed 23rd, Thurs 24th and Fri 25th of Jan
10.00am — 11.30am. (1.5 hours)
Total cost $90 per child (for all 3 sessions together)
Please make sure you can commit to all 3 dates.
Each day will include:
60 mins of ensemble playing broken into 2 halves
15 mins of singing and pitch work (singing songs)
15 mins of notes and rhythm work (clapping games)
We have been really keen to get the children involved in ensemble playing, with group pitch and rhythm work too. It will give them all a great boost in their overall playing, as well as be a fun social time for them.
What are the age ranges and standard of the children?
Mostly age 8-11
When do we have to book by?
Bookings close at the end of this term: Monday 17th December 2018
What happens if I change my mind?
If you change your mind after Monday 17th December 2018 which is our booking cut off date, we would not be able to issue a refund, as we will need to know that we have the right numbers and allow everyone taking part proper confirmation.
Who is taking the sessions?
Sally Maer and JP Fleury will both be taking the sessions with Sharron Hatton helping and accompanying but please make sure your child is prepared well for their best listening so that we can get lots done. Children do behave differently in groups, so please set your child up for their best work mode so that this is fun for all.
Can I stay and watch my child?
We won’t be able to have parents present because of space unfortunately, so please be prepared to drop off your child and pick them up on time.
Will there be a performance of what they have learned?
We will have an informal show-you-what-we-can-do on the last Sunday 18th Nov at 11.10am and this will be a stand and watch for parents. Please be prepared to bring a plate of food to share on the 25th Jan and we will snack together afterwards.
What will happen in the rhythm and pitch part of the session?
This will be a great opportunity for the children to develop all aspects of their musical learning with singing (we hope in parts, although this may not be straight away – and I promise it won’t feel anything like school!) and also practising reading rhythms with clapping games.
How do I know if my child will enjoy these group sessions?
This will be a great experience for lots of our students who have never played in a group, or have seen one another at concerts but never played together. It’s enormously beneficial to their overall music making and they may make some life long music mates too!
We are really looking forward!
Please book asap and we will issue you with the music to have a look at ahead of time.
Sally & JP