I hope you’ve all survived half term ok. We made it through on a mix of sleep-overs and days out.
Because Easter is so early this year we’re going for a five week run through to the end of term. Paper copies of the subscription form will be around for the first couple of weeks.
Music Makers sessions for this week are as follows:
- Monday 22nd February 9.30 to 10.30 in Studio 2 at The Edge
- Wednesday 24th 10.30 to 11.30 in Studio 2 at The Edge
- Thursday 25th 9.30 to 10.30 and 10.45 to 11.45 in the Youth Centre at St Clement’s
The only other thing I’d like to mention is a “rebranding” of Junior Choir into Junior Music Makers. This project has been evolving over through the course of the year and it’s turned out to be far more than just a choir. We’re actually building musical awareness with lots of rhythm, movement and musical play as well as singing. The actual age range seems to be from around three through to four. If you’d like more details please let me know.
Subscription Rates for Music Makers Spring 2016
Prices for 2nd Half of Term. Subscription covers five Owen’s Little Music Makers sessions between Monday 22nd February and Thursday 24th March.
Subscriptions offer a discount of approximately 16.5% on pay on the door prices.
- One Child £17.00
- Two Children £25.00
- Three Children £33.00
I hope everyone had a good time over the festive break. As usual I was busy with Christmas concerts followed by a road trip to family and then back for the new year’s gigs. I feel like I need a break! But that’s not to be. We’re starting Music Makers sessions again this week on Monday the 4th January at The Edge. I know that this is an inset day for some schools, but not all of them, so feel free to bring older people along with you on Monday if you’re keen to get back.
Congratulations to all new arrivals over the Christmas holidays. Thanks for the news from people who’ve been in touch, I hope everything is going well for all who are expecting!
Please find the usual list of session dates and times below:
Monday 4th January 9.30 to 10.30 in Studio 2 at The Edge
Wednesday 6th 10.30 to 11.30 in Studio 2 at The Edge
Thursday 7th 9.20 to 10.20 and 10.45 to 11.45 in the Youth Centre at St Clement’s.
Monday 11th January, 4.00 to 4.30 at St Clement’s Youth Centre.
I hope you can make it along at some point soon.
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.
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.