Our 'Music for Youth' recorder consort performance entry
Purchasing a Descant recorder
As part of our music lessons in key stage 2, we learn how to play the recorder. In the classroom music lessons we provide each child with a good quality descant recorder to use. However, I know that many parents like to buy a recorder for their child to practise on at home and I am often asked about which instruments are suitable.
There are lots of recorders on the market but a toy instrument is not adequate. I consider the best one in terms of value and quality to be the Yamaha YRS24BUK descant recorder which can be purchased from ‘Norman's Musical Instruments’ for approximately £8.50 from LMS Music supplies http://www.lmsmusicsupplies.co.uk/group-music/group-music-recorders/yamaha-recorders/yamaha-yrs24buk-descant-recorder-brown/
Keyboards – Tips for purchasing
When your child has their lesson in school, they will not need to bring in their keyboard because we have instruments at school for them to use. However, your child will need their own instrument to practise on at home.
Many parents have asked me about the type of instrument to purchase so I thought I would send some suggestions and links to help you.
There are many keyboards on the market but I recommend using an instrument that has the following features:
- 61 full sized keys (not mini keys or toy instruments)
- Touch sensitive
- Function to play chords/harmony
We have recently purchased two keyboards for school use and we are very pleased with them. They are Yamaha PSR-E353 models.
If you would like more details of this keyboard, please have a look at the following link on Norman’s Musical Instruments website.
They also offer the same Yamaha keyboard in a package which includes a cross stand, headphones and bench
Mrs J Csorba
Sheffield Carnival Saturday 23rd June 2018 - Mosborough Samba Band!
Will be performing live at Norfolk Park! 1:30pm at the Community Stage
Robin And The Sherwood Hoodies
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his gormless guards threaten the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. But when Robin and his Merry Men arrive, she soon discovers they're not exactly what she'd ordered! With no time to lose, she persuades these hapless heroes to take centre stage for the performance of their lives - if only they could stick to the script!
Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history on their side-splitting, action-packed adventure to defeat the dastardly Sheriff, storm Nottingham Castle, rescue Maid Marion and overthrow King John - all without laddering their tights!
Tuesday 26th June 6pm
Wednesday 27th June 1:45pm then again at 6:00pm
Mosborough Primary School Recorder Festival
Friday 29th June 2018 1:45pm
For recorder players only!
The first Recorder Festival! We will be hosting a workshop and performances for and with Intake Primary School and Halfway Infants and Nursery School.
A Festival to showcase all of our hard work this year and inspire other schools to play the recorder.
To sign up to begin having lessons or, to continue your child’s music lessons from September 2018, please visit www.sheffieldmusichub.org – click on “Learn Music” and then “Music Lessons in Schools” and you will see our online application form. Once your application has been received you will be sent a request for payment. Payment is required prior to lessons starting. The instruments offered at Mosborough Primary school are:
Guitar – Flute – Clarinet – Saxophone – Recorder - Keyboard
See the letter below for more details!
About our music teachers!
Ben Bartholomew (Guitar)
Ben teaches guitar to Primary school beginners and SEN children. He has taught at the Hub Jazz Holiday Course for the past two years and is also part of the Hub Jazz band. He has an interest in improvisation.
Nigel Martin (Keyboard / Woodwind)
Nigel studied recorders with Alan Davis and Ross Winters at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. He is Musical Director for Dore G&S Society and is recorder consultant for the Victoria College of Music, London. Nigel has worked at Sheffield Music Service since 2001.
Mobile: 07815 003639
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