Studio News – Term 3 – updated 12 Sept

We had a fabulous online concert on Monday, well done everyone, it was really enjoyable.

Good news – in-person lessons are back, from Monday 13th September.

Term starts on Monday 12th July, and ends on Friday 17th September.

The Music Olympics personal best practice challenge is ready to go! Can you start today?


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Group lesson & concert dates, please arrive 15 minutes early for tuning.

Group lessons for Book 1/2 students (Buda):
Tuesday 10th August, 4.30 to 5.15 pm At least this went ahead
Tuesday 31st August, 4.30 to 5.15 pm CANCELLED

Trio group lessons for Elsie, Bibby, Owen (19A Brown St):
Monday 9th August, 5.30 to 6.20 pm CANCELLED
Monday 30th August, 5.30 to 6.20 pm CANCELLED

Concert (online):
Monday 6th September, 5.00 to 6.30pm

Listening piece

This term’s listening piece is ‘Simple Symphony’ by Benjamin Britten.
In the first video here, Douglas Bostock talks about the music, and the string orchestra play excerpts to demonstrate his points.

Here are some questions about the music, please write down your answers and bring to your next lesson:

1. What are the instruments being played?
2. What are the names of the four movements?
3. What technique is used throughout the 2nd movement, and sometimes in the 1st movement?
4. Which movements are the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra playing?

Performances on YouTube:

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