Monthly Archives: September 2015

Little Music Makers sessions week beginning 13th September 2015

Dear all,
Thanks to everyone who made it along last week, and thanks also for putting up with things if you received multiple emails from me last week. Having now understood what the problem with google is – and how to work around it – I intend to send out one email a week for Music Makers sessions and one for Junior Choir.
This week’s Little Music Makers sessions will be as follows:
Monday 14th 9.30 to 10.30 and Wednesday 16th 10.30 to 11.30, both in Studio 2 at The Edge. Thursday 17th 9.20 to 10.20 and 10.45 to 11.45 in the Youth Centre at St Clement’s.
Now we’ve expanded to four sessions, we have room for new people, so if you’ve got friends who you think would enjoy our brand of high energy music making, please pass on details of our sessions.
Junior Choir kicked off in fine style last Monday – in the Youth Centre at St Clement’s, 4.00 to 4.30pm – there are new people due to come along this week and we’re still actively recruiting, so all 3 to 4½/5 year olds are welcome. Let me know if you’d like more details.
Cheers
Owen

Music Makers Junior Choir is Go!

Dear all,

Music Makers Junior Choir will hold its inaugural rehearsal on Monday 7th September, 4.00 to 4.30pm in The Youth Centre at St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton, M21 9AE. It’s for 3 to 4 ½ /5 year olds and is designed to build on the musical awareness that we foster at Music Makers and provide an introductory year’s experience into the world of personal music making. (I will be setting the room up earlier in the day on Mondays and coming over with my daughter from her school so won’t be at St Clement’s much before 3.45/3.50, so please don’t go away if you beat us to it!).
Important point to mention. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to these sessions. Once we get going you may be able to arrange amongst yourselves for different people to bring friends together etc. The important point is that because we are dealing with such young people, they must remain technically in their parents care in order for these sessions to be viable.
I want to run Music Makers Junior Choir on a subscription basis. There are several reasons for this. Firstly we’ll be moving into the realms of developing individual musical skills within the group. A regular commitment to attend as often as is possible helps with building this work.
Secondly, safety in numbers. I expect and know that young people’s confidence and skills will grow through the year. Initially however, we do need to have somewhere “for people to hide” within the group that will become our choir so we need to be sure of numbers. Thirdly, once word gets out about what we’re doing, the results we’re getting, and the fun we’re having along the way, I’m expecting the choir to become oversubscribed, so I need to know that I have the commitment from people attending.

If want to join our choir please get in touch and I’ll send you a booking form.

I’m very excited to finally have the created opportunity to return to this work – I trialled the idea with my daughter’s nursery class four years ago and it really works.
I hope to see you there, please feel free to phone or email with queries or questions. Owenlittle9 AT gmail dot com 07970 956575.
Cheers
Owen

We’re starting next week!

Dear all,
I hope everyone has had a good summer. Just back from our hols and since I’ve been asked the question four times today, I thought I’d just get out a quick message.
Music Makers Sessions will recommence next week. There’ll be sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I’ll send out details in time for the weekend.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all again next week.
Cheers
Owen