Mosborough Primary School

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Christmas Choir Music 2018

Rehearsal tracks for years 3&5 

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Y3&5 MELODY

Love Came Down Y3&5 MELODY Part 1

Can You Hear the Angels? Y3&5 MELODY

Rehearsal tracks for years 4&6

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Y4&6 HARMONY 

Love Came Down Y4&6 HARMONY Part 2

Can You Hear the Angels? Y4&6 HARMONY

 

Sparkle and Shine 21st December 2018.jpgEvents near Christmas!

Friday 7th December 2018 - KS2 Christmas Choir singing at St Marks Church 6:30pm

Friday 15th December 2018 - KS2 Christmas Choir singing at the Joseph Stone Centre 6:30pm

Friday 21st December 2018 -  Sparkle & Shine (KS1 & KS2) 9:30am

The KS2 Christmas Choir is now full! Rehearsals begin Wednesday 7th November 3:15 - 4:00pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Instrumental lessons now need to be booked and paid for directly with Sheffield Music Hub at www.sheffieldmusichub.org

         

Music Tuition

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

Pathways recorder and  pathways clarinet lessons (Y6 only)  will still be administrated through school.

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.

Email: Benjamin.bartholomew@sheffield.gov.uk 

Mobile:07815 003618

 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.

Email: nigel.martin@sheffield.gov.uk

Mobile: 07815 003639

Ben Bartholomew (Guitar)  Nigel Martin (Woodwind)

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. 

                                                                   Yamaha YRS24BUK Brown Descant RecorderImage result for recorder yamaha descant yrs-24b

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 ‘LMS’ 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/ 

 

Purchasing a Treble Recorder

Children in years 5&6 may also wish to taken up the treble recorder, a bigger instrument that uses similar fingering patterns to the clarinet. This instrument makes a lower sound and is very versatile. We have some that are used in school but if your child would like their own treble I recommend the Yamaha YRA28BUK which can also be purchased from 'LSM' for approximately £17. recorder https://www.lmsmusicsupplies.co.uk/group-music/group-music-recorders/yamaha-recorders/yamaha-yra28buk-treble-recorder/ 

Mrs Csorba 

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

An example of a suitable instrument  are either Yamaha PSR-E353  or the PSR-E363 models.                                                                                      

 If you would like more details of this keyboard, please have a look at the following link on Norman’s Musical Instruments website.

https://www.normans.co.uk/product/yamaha-psre363-portable-keyboard 

 They also offer the same Yamaha keyboard in a package which includes a cross stand, headphones and bench

 https://www.normans.co.uk/product/yamaha-psre363-portable-keyboard-package Yamaha PSRE 363.jpg

 

  Mrs J Csorba

 

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