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
Wednesday 21st March 2018: Year 2 Spring Sing presents 'Wind in the Willows'
All of our year 2 children will be singing with the Westfield Family of Schools and the Sheffield Music Hub to perform for parents at Westfield School. Performance begins at 4:00pm so do remember to return reply slips and requests tickets.
21st & 22nd March: Y3/4 production We'll Meet Again
Performance times will be:
Wednesday 21st March 9:30 - 10:30am and also 6pm - 7pm
Thursday 22nd March 2:15 - 3:15pm
"We'll Meet Again" follows the exploits of a group of children as initially, they are being prepared at school, just before the outbreak of war, donning gas masks, hearing sirens and being instructed in the safety of the shelters. Following the famous speech by PM Chamberlain, declaring that "We are at war", we see the children at the railway station making their tearful farewells before going on the adventure of a lifetime into the unknown.
Friday 27th April 2018 2pm :Music Celebration Concert in school
Parents will be invited to listen to performances from Y5, singing and also playing their clarinets which they have been learning as a whole class with Mr Martin from the music hub. Y2 will perform highlights from their Spring Singing Festival and a number of ensembles and instrumentalists will be displaying their talents.
Thursday 3rd May 2018: Y4 Trip to see
the Halle Orchestra
All Year 4 children will be going to see and hear the Halle, a professional orchestra, LIVE at the City Hall, concert is 10:45am. We will travel by coach and details of tickets to follow in letters home nearer the time. The theme of the concert is 'The Natural World' and we will also be able to sing a song with the Orchestra. It's a wonderful opportunity.
In FS we do lots of singing and activities involving music. In Key Stage 1 & 2, we have a specialist music teacher, Mrs Csorba who teaches a music lesson to every class each week. We learn to play a variety of instruments and our talents are growing by the week!
See videos and sound files of us playing in the performance tab!
Extra Curricular Music Clubs
Throughout the year, we regularly have different musical after school clubs. These have included:
- Samba band
- Young Voices choir
- Christmas Choir
Please follow the link below for holiday courses:
Parents of guitar pupils take note... Guitar Orchestra Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm at High Storrs School
Rock & Pop Group Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm All Saints RC High School http://www.sheffieldmusichub.
Jazz Band Thursday 5:45-6:45 All Saints RC High School http://www.sheffieldmusichub.
We offer additional music tuition using specialist teachers from Sheffield Music Hub. Our keyboard/woodwind teacher is Mr Nigel Martin and guitarists are taught by Mr Ben Bartholomew.
For more information on school music tuition or to apply for a place, click the link below.
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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