Monthly Archives: September 2013

Family Fun at the Concert Hall

What a great day at the Royal concert Hall Family Fun Day. Inside the Ice Palace we explored and created a magical soundscape. Keeping a constant pulse we played loud and soft, fast and slow and we learnt to stop and start. This was all directed and inspired by Children’s Classic Concerts’ very own Owen and Olly.

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Music 4 Mini Maestros Colourstrings Classes

Music 4 Mini Maestros provides music classes for children from babies up to 6 years of age and beyond. Starting in the kindergarten the children are introduced to a huge repertoire of  songs and rhymes through musical games and dances. The classes are brought alive using puppets, scarves, bubbles, balls, parachutes and other colourful props. Children are introduced to all the basic concepts of music such as pulse, pitch, rhythm, loud/soft, fast/ slow, and high/low. They learn to sing well, read basic musical notation and develop a firm foundation which will last them a lifetime. Classes are held in Bearsden Fridays and Mondays and the Westend on Thursday. Colourstrings violin tuition is also offered for older children.

Research in recent years has proved beyond doubt that singing & repeating rhymes with movement has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development in many ways

Singing with your child can:

Help develop your child’s speech

Increase your child’s understanding of language

Enhances your child’s ability to memorise

Create a sense of security

Help to develop listening skills

Enhance social interaction

Check out classes today at http://www.music4minimaestros.co.uk

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Even on your busiest days, you can find ten minutes for violin.

Ten minutes might seem like nothing, but you can pack in a lot of practicing into those ten minutes if you plan it right. And, believe it or not, a student who practices ten minutes every day will make more progress than a student who practices an hour one day a week. That’s because when it comes to developing the skills needed to play the violin, consistent repetition is key.