Music and merriment at half term!
Published Friday 19th October 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Young instrumentalists of all abilities are invited to take part in exciting ‘Music for Fun’ workshop being held in Southend over half-term.
The workshop takes place at Southend High School for Girls on Thursday 1st November from 10am until 2.45pm and on Friday 2nd November from 10am until 12.30pm.
It offers two informal music sessions to children and young people aged from seven upwards, who can bring along their instruments, learn new music, make new friends and have fun.
They will also get the chance to learn about other instruments and even try some African drumming too.
All instrumentalists are welcome, whether they play strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, drums, keyboards, recorders or guitars.
Participants are organised according to their age and experience - beginners (up to grade one standard), intermediates (grade two to four standard) and advanced (grade five and above).
Each of these groups will be led by experienced music tutors who will introduce the children to new music.
They will then join together for an informal 'play through' performance for families and friends at the end of the course.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Derek Jarvis said: "These workshops offer a great opportunity for young players to learn more about the instruments they play as well as learning about other instruments.
"They will also enable those taking part to have fun in an informal setting while developing their musical skills outside of school."
The workshops cost £14 per person (£13 for Advantage Card holders). Those taking part will need to bring their own food and drink.
To book a place on the workshop go to http://www.southend.gov.uk/ or call 01702-215011.